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Home remedies for constipation

Before embarking on alternative treatments for constipation, there are several additions you can make to your everyday diet, which can have a natural laxative effect and help you avoid discomfort caused by constipation.

Help nature take its course

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® Enema helps relieve your constipation by acting locally in the rectum and offers predictable (within 30 minutes) relief from constipation. Find out more here about the gentle mode of action of MICROLAX® Enema.

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What is constipation?

If you’ve got that heavy, bloated feeling, and haven’t had a bowel movement in a few days, chances are you might have constipation.

Elderly and constipation

As we age, constipation is quite common

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Healthy Digestion

From food to exercise, discover tips to help you avoid constipation and maintain a healthy digestive flow.


Find quick relief usually within 30 minutes.