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Medicinal herbs for constipation or constipation

  1. With a blockage or constipation, the stool stays in the colon longer than normal. The faeces are harder than normal and come out difficult and painful. Blockage is a nuisance, but any blockage is harmless. To get rid of it, various herbs can be found in nature. These are easy to make home remedies. Examples of plants that help with constipation are linseed, sauerkraut, blackthorn and sporque wood. Fruit can also help.

What is constipation?

  1. Constipation means that the stool stays in the colon longer than it normally is. Usually the guideline is that the patient cannot defecate more than three times a week. When the stool is unusually thick and dry, it is also referred to as constipation. The stool is harder than normal when blocked and it is often painful to defecate.

How come?

  1. Constipation can have various causes. Usually these are changes. After a long journey, for example, the body has to adjust again. This is also the case when switching to a different diet. Changes in climate can also have major influences. Lack of movement can contribute to the constipation. A final important factor is medication use.

How can I fix it?

  1. Usually the blockage is gone after a few days. Especially when these are due to changes, the body quickly gets used to the new situation. Eating more fiber and drinking plenty of water also helps against constipation. Lots of exercise can also help with constipation.

When to see the doctor?

  1. If you don't have a bowel movement for a week If constipation persists for more than two weeks despite a diet high in fiber, water and exercise. If there is mucus or blood in the stool If the constipation alternates with diarrhea When appetite or weight is reduced If drugs are the suspected cause In young children When the problem recurs regularly For painful stomach cramps, bloating, nausea or vomiting If there may be a hemorrhoid or a crack in the anus

Fruits

  1. The effect of fruits on the intestines is well known to many people. Eating a lot of fruit is often a solution for the blockage. Plums in particular are known for their laxative effects. Dried fruits are just as effective as fresh ones.

Linseed or flax (Linum usitatissimum)

  1. The seeds of this plant contain a lot of fiber. These promote intestinal peristalsis. Linseed can be easily applied. The seeds are roughly ground and eaten. This can be done neat or mixed in a meal. For a solid blockage, the use of 2 to 3 tablespoons per day is recommended. Note: Linseed contains a small amount of hydrocyanic acid. This is harmless in adults, but infants and toddlers are allowed a flaxseed.

Sauerkraut

  1. The leaves of sauerkraut stimulate digestion. For this they are best taken on an empty stomach. When heated, the plant loses many valuable medicinal substances. As a result, most bags of sauerkraut that are for sale are not suitable for clogging. 200 grams of raw sauerkraut every day for three weeks will help promote bowel movements. The sauerkraut may not be heated, but mixed with juice or raw vegetables for taste. If a faster solution is needed, sauerkraut juice can provide a solution. In most cases, a small glass is sufficient.

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

  1. The leaves, flowers and fruits of the blackthorn contain amygdalin, coumarin derivatives and flavone glycosides. These substances have a mild laxative effect. The leaves of the blackthorn can be used to make tea.

Sporewood (Rhamnus frangula)

  1. Sporkewood or dirt tree has been used for centuries against blockages. Stories have it that the tree got the name 'dirty tree' because the sheep who ate it got diarrhea. Most powerful is the bark of sporkewood. A decoction of the bark would be 4 to 5 times stronger than one of the leaves. For a sporkewood tea you need:

  2. Sporkewood or dirt tree has been used for centuries against blockages. Stories have it that the tree got the name 'dirty tree' because the sheep who ate it got diarrhea. Most powerful is the bark of sporkwood. A decoction of the bark would be 4 to 5 times stronger than one of the leaves. For a tea of



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