Natural Infusions for Constipation

· February 19, 2016
For better intestinal transit, it's really important to drink the daily recommended amount of 2 liters of water in addition to these infusions to stimulate bowel movements.

If you’re having problems going to the bathroom because of your diet, don’t hesitate to read the following article. The lack of regular bowel movements can cause discomfort, pain, bloating and other problems.

Find out the best natural infusions for constipation below.

What is constipation and what causes it?

It’s a condition characterized by a lack of regular bowel movements or problems completely emptying the bowels. It has become increasingly common now due to:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Eating foods with too little fiber
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of exercise
  • Not drinking enough liquids
  • Stress
  • Changes in habits

In some people, constipation can be caused by other conditions beyond those detailed above, like:


The symptoms of constipation include:

  • Difficulty emptying the bowels
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Hard, dry stools
  • Abdominal inflammation
  • Irregular bowel movements (one every 4 days)

What are the best infusions for constipation?

It’s possible to correct this problem by taking advantage of natural medicine.

Plants with laxative properties can help significantly. You’ll eliminate waste products and avoid illnesses caused by the fermentation of toxins in the body.

You should be aware that to maintain a healthy body, you need to have a bowel movement once a day. They should be soft and not require effort. Otherwise, you’re suffering from constipation.


In addition to drinking 2 liters of water a day, you should consume 2-3 cups of the following infusions with laxative properties:

See also: 10 Natural Laxatives for Constipation


The seeds of this plant fight constipation in just a few days.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds


  • Boil the water for 3 minutes, remove from heat, toss in the flax seeds and let cool for a few minutes. Then strain and drink. You can sweeten this infusion with a little honey.
  • Drink a cup before breakfast and another in the afternoon for an entire week.

Oat bran

This remedy allows you to quickly evacuate the bowels and avoid constipation. It’s healing with a pleasant taste.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oat bran


Combine both ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain and drink.


This plant offers many properties that are beneficial to the body. It’s been found that one of its properties helps stimulate the bowels to eliminate fecal matter.


  • 1 handful nettle leaves
  • 1 cup water


Boil the leaves for 15 minutes, remove from heat and let cool for 10 more minutes, then strain and drink. Drink a glass on an empty stomach and two more after your main meals.


Aloe vera

This natural remedy is good for those that suffer from chronic or prolonged constipation.


  • 1 piece aloe vera (the size of your palm)
  • 2 cups water
  • The juice of ½ a lemon


Boil the aloe vera in the water for a few minutes. Remove from heat and mix in a blender. Add the lemon juice and drink before it cools. We recommend drinking a cup on an empty stomach and another after lunch or dinner.


This can be used topically as well as internally to cure different ailments, with constipation being one of them.


  • 1 handful mallow leaves
  • 1 cup water


Boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat and let brew before filtering. Drink up to three times a day. It will help you evacuate toxins quicker and digest foods better.

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The leaves of this plant are good for treating intestinal complaints.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive leaves


Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and let cool for 5 more minutes. Strain and drink 2 cups, preferably on an empty stomach. For a greater effect, add a ½ tablespoon of flax seeds into the saucepan before heating. Take one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil immediately after drinking.


This plant works as the perfect anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antispasmodic and laxative tonic. It’s really effective at relieving constipation and gastritis. It’s not recommended for those with hyperthyroidism.


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons dried verbena flowers


Boil the water, toss in the flowers and let cool for 10 minutes before filtering and drinking. Drink up to twice daily.



This plant protects the stomach mucosa, prevents heartburn and helps intestinal function. It should not be taken for long periods of time because it can cause fluid retention or high blood pressure.


  • 1 teaspoon dried licorice
  • 1 cup water


Boil for 15 minutes and let brew. Drink one cup daily.


This plant is rich in mucilage and is recommended for cases of chronic constipation. For best results, it should be noted that you will need to drink plenty of water (without drinking enough water it can cause bowel obstructions).


  • 1 tablespoon of Plantago
  • 1 cup water


Make a tea, let cool, strain and drink before going to bed each night.