Home remedies for constipation

Constipation is a widespread problem which can have a negative effect on the everyday lives of those affected. In many cases, simple household remedies can help deal with constipation. Read here about the digestion-friendly foods and drinks which can bring your digestion back on course and discover ways of treating stubborn bouts of constipation.

Foods for constipation

  • Dried figs rich in fibre clean the intestine
  • The cellulose, sugar and biological acid in grapes loosen constipation
  • Sauerkraut contains many minerals which stimulate digestion
  • The fibre and mucilages in linseed and psyllium husk clean the intestine

Drinks that act on constipation

  • A teaspoon of olive oil on an empty stomach lubricates the mucous membranes and stimulates digestion
  • Drink at least 2 litres of non-carbonated water every day – it moistens the intestine and eases evacuation
  • Naturally cloudy plum juice contains a lot of fibre which loosens constipation

When home remedies have no effect on constipation

What can you do if home remedies fail to act on persistent constipation or if you cannot wait long for your situation to resolve itself?

MICROLAX® offers two products for sufferers of constipation:

MICROLAX® Enema helps relieve your constipation by acting locally in the rectum and offers predictable (within 30 minutes) relief from constipation. MICROLAX® Oral Liquid acts as a stool softener to provide gentle relief of constipation.

Find out more here about the gentle mode of action of MICROLAX®

To read more about MICROLAX® different solutions, click to read more for Enema or Oral Liquid.

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