Constipation is becoming more common among people due to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Not having a proper bowel movement can not only cause anxiety, but also lead to others digestive problems like bloating. Constipation can also occur due to a lack of fiber in the diet, stress, eating disorders, dietary changes, antacids, or certain medical conditions. But if it’s not a chronic condition, lifestyle changes can be made to alleviate it.
Thus, Ayurvedic expert Dr.Nitika Koli has proposed several natural and effective ways to cleanse the intestines and relieve constipation…
“Your bowel habits are a strong indicator of your digestive health,” said Dr. Kohli, adding that there are a number of “quick ways to induce dormant bowels to rid you of bowel movements.”
Keep yourself hydrated
Dehydration is one of the common causes constipation… Stay hydrated.
This superfood is a rich source of plant-based protein, fiber and contains important vitamins that can help relieve constipation.
Muleti (licorice root)
This is one of the most effective Ayurvedic remedies to improve digestion.
How to have it?
Take half a teaspoon liquorice root (in powder) and add palm sugar to it. Drink with a glass of warm water. “It is known to promote intestinal activity,” said Dr. Kohli.
Fig or anzhir
When soaking in warm water figs can offer instant constipation relief. It is also high in fiber.
Milk and ghee
You can drink 1-2 teaspoons melted butter in a cup of hot milk before bed. “It acts as one of the most natural and effective remedies for constipation,” said Dr. Kohli.