Three Linseed Remedies To Relieve Constipation

Did you know that linseed is a good tonic to promote intestinal transit and relieve constipation without the need for chemical drugs?
Three Linseed Remedies To Relieve Constipation

Last update: 25 July, 2022

Constipation is the isolated inability to empty your bowels after trying for 10 minutes or the absence of passing feces for 3 days or more. It’s difficult to define this situation, because between three stools a week and three stools a day can be considered normal. It’s characterized by the presence of flatulence (gas) and, in some cases, abdominal pain. In this article, we’ll take a look at some linseed remedies to prevent and fight constipation.

linseed remedies


The most common causes of constipation include:

  • Bad habits. Not paying attention to the need to defecate or doing so without giving it enough time are two bad habits that could cause this.
  • A diet lacking in fruits, vegetables and legumes, cereals and nuts.
  • Insufficient liquid intake. Water and fruit juice promote bowel movements because they moisten the intestines.
  • Lack of physical exercise. Doing exercise contributes to speeding up intestinal transit and so the evacuation of fecal material.
  • Psychological factors. The most relevant factors are the stress and sudden changes, and lacking a suitable environment to stimulate the evacuation reflex.
  • Consumption of certain medications. In addition, there are many pharmacological substances that trigger constipation as a secondary effect. These include morphine, codeine, tranquilizers, antidepressants, anti-hypertensives, calcium and iron supplements, diuretics, etc.


Some of the symptoms related to constipation include:

  • The need to empty the bowels less often than usual.
  • Hard, dry feces that may be painful to evacuate.
  • Unusual effort required to evacuate.
  • The need to sit on the toilet for much longer than usual.
  • The subsequent sensation that the bowels haven’t been fully emptied.
  • Swollen abdomen.
  • Abdominal cramps.

Linseed to prevent constipation

Linseed, also known as flaxseed, has a laxative effect on the intestines.

Around 40% of linseed consists of fiber (10% of soluble fiber and 30% insoluble fiber). Thus, it helps to increase the volume of the feces and maintain regular bowel movements. It prevents accumulation and constipation.

In addition, it’s also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. These are very important for retaining liquids in the intestine and general digestive system health.

Also, one of the fibrous components of linseed is mucilage, a rubbery substance that adds volume to the feces and softens them. Softer fees are easier to evacuate and less likely to create or worsen hemorrhoids.

Three linseed remedies to relieve constipation

1. Linseed infusion

Linseed infusion

A linseed infusion is a tea which is specifically prescribed for people suffering from constipation or other digestive problems. 

Preparing it is very simple. You can use it as an alternative remedy to many medications and drugs thanks to its quick and positive effects.


  • 1 tablespoon of linseed (12 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)


  • First, heat the water together with the linseed on a moderate heat until it boils.
  • After, leave it to stand for a few minutes, then pour it into a glass and drink.

2. Linseed, pineapple and aniseed infusion

Linseed, pineapple and aniseed infusion

Aniseed, linseed and pineapple are the prototype of plants with digestive properties: they tone the stomach and cleanse the intestine.

This delicious tea cleanses the body, speeds up metabolism of fats and removes toxins. In addition, it’s effective against liquid retention, irritable colon, acidity, fatty diets and constipation problems.


  • 3 cups of water (750 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of aniseed (18 g)
  • A slice of pineapple chopped into squares
  • 1 tablespoon of linseed (12 g)


  • Heat the water and add the aniseed, the pineapple and the linseed.
  • Wait for it to boil and then turn off the heat.
  • Leave the infusion to cool for 7 minutes, then pour it into a container and drink 3 times a day.

3. Linseed and ginger infusion

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This infusion is used in the medical field for many illnesses related to the gastrointestinal tract, so it is ideal in this case.


  • 1 tablespoon of linseed (12 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger root (15 g)


  • Heat the water with the linseed and ginger and, when it boils, take it off the heat and leave it to cool for 7 minutes.
  • After this time, strain it and drink.

Sometimes, constipation leads to other disorders that cause additional discomfort for the person. That’s why it’s essential to deal with this uncomfortable situation to improve your digestion.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.