Constipation, remedies: the 10 best natural laxatives

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How to solve the problem of constipation in a natural way? It is possible to resort to some natural remedies to try to regain lost intestinal regularity and to stimulate the activity of the intestine itself.

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How to solve the problem of constipation in a natural way? It is possible to resort to some natural remedies to try to find the lost bowel regularity and for stimulate bowel activity same.

Fundamental is the consumption of foods rich in fiber, which facilitate intestinal transit, accompanied by the consumption of water, always preferable to carbonated and sugary drinks. If constipation accompanies you, try to remove it by trying to follow at least one of the next simple suggestions.



The consumption of water is essential for the good functioning of the organism. The beneficial fibers contained in foods of plant origin can best perform their function of contributing to the transport of toxins along the intestine and outside the body, if they can absorb water and increase the volume of the mass present inside the intestine, in order to facilitate its expulsion. For this reason it is advisable to drink at least two liters a day even if you do not have the urge to thirst.

Flax seed

Un natural remedy for constipation and useful for facilitating intestinal transit consists in consuming once a day two tablespoons of whole flax seeds. Immediately after, a glass of lukewarm water or at room temperature must be drunk, so that in the intestine the flax seeds can form mucilage with an adjuvant effect for intestinal transit and emollient for the intestinal walls.

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Prickly pears

Prickly pears, despite what one might commonly think, can be considered as a food with a laxative effect and as a natural remedy for constipation. Prickly pears for this purpose can be eaten both fresh, after being carefully peeled, and after drying them in the sun. Common beliefs attribute them an opposite effect, but if taken in small doses - one a day - they can really help as they contain mucilage that promote intestinal transit and small seeds that behave similarly to plant fibers in contributing to bowel cleansing.

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Plums are probably the best known laxative natural remedy, in their fresh version and especially in dried form. They not only help to improve constipation, but also to lower cholesterol, the risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also rich in vitamin A and potassium.

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Coconut water

THEcoconut water it is regarded as an effective natural laxative remedy, useful in case of constipation. It also facilitates digestion and cleansing of the urinary tract. It can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent the onset of arteriosclerosis. Reduces eye pressure and the risk of glaucoma. It helps to promote peristaltic movements and the intestinal regularity.


Legumes are completely free of cholesterol, but at the same time particularly rich in fiber useful for promoting proper functioning of the intestine. It is necessary to take into account the importance of combining the consumption of legumes with that of cereals, especially whole grains, in order to obtain through food all the amino acids needed by our body.

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Aloe vera

THEaloe vera represents one of the most used healing plants for the safeguard of health over the centuries. The gel contained in its leaves has long been used for the treatment of wounds and skin problems, but also for his own laxative effect. The aloe vera juice plays a protective action against the intestine, normalizes intestinal secretions and can be helpful in case of constipation.

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Dried Fruit

La dried fruit it is rich in fiber and for this reason it can be useful in case of constipation. An emollient effect on the intestine can be performed by almonds and sweet almond oil suitable for food use. Almonds are also rich in calcium and for this reason their consumption is indicated daily, together with that of walnuts, which in turn represent one of the main vegetable sources of omega3.

Physical Activity

In addition to following a correct diet, rich in water and fiber, physical exercise is an important ingredient in the treatment and prevention of constipation. According to experts, keeping moving and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle contributes to regulate intestinal activity and to promote the proper functioning of the intestine. Physical activity must be carried out consistently for it to bring the desired benefits.


Beets, along with other vegetables, such as version, contribute in an excellent way to promote the intestinal mobility. They should therefore be considered as one of the first foods to turn to, along with prunes. In the cases of chronic constipation it is possible to consume boiled beets even daily, in the amount of 100-150 grams. They also play adiuretic action and are rich in folic acid, useful in pregnancy and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

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