Constipation:

 

• Constipation refers to trouble with passing stools

• The condition occurs due to any disturbance in the digestive tract

• Due to constipation, faecal material gets accumulated in the body. The toxins can lead to:

   o Arthritis

   o Rheumatism

   o Cataract

   o High blood pressure

   o Appendicitis

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Abdominal cramps

• Excessive gas in stomach

• Bloated sensation

• Erratic bowel movements

• Feeling of coating on the tongue

• Bad taste in mouth

• Bad breath

 

Causes:

 

• Lack of fibre in diet

• Erratic meal timings

• Excessive consumption of meat, tea or coffee

• Inadequate water consumption

• Inadequate mastication

• Consuming alcohol

• Stress

• Anxiety

• Depression

 

Natural home remedy using lemon and salt:

 

1. Take 1 glass lukewarm water

2. Squeeze ½ lemon in it

3. Add 1 tsp salt

4. Mix well

5. Drink every morning on an empty stomach

 

Natural home remedy using isabgol:

 

1. Take 1 glass warm water

2. Add 1 tbsp isabgol, an ayurvedic herb

3. Mix well

4. Drink at bedtime

 

Natural home remedy using fennel seed powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass warm water

2. Add ½ tsp fennel seed powder

3. Mix well

4. Drink at bedtime

 

Tips:

 

• Take a walk after dinner. It aids in proper digestion of food

• Consume a couple of oranges before bedtime as it helps stimulate bowel movement