Home remedy for constipation in Nigeria
Constipation is defined as a reduced number of times a person goes to the toilet to empty the bowels compared to his or her premorbid state.
Some authors sometimes refer to the passage of hard stools per single toilet visit.
Constipation can cause abdominal pains, abdominal swelling, inability to pass stool and anal tears.
Here are some Nigerian home remedies that that helps relieve constipation.
Ginger has a long established history as a digestive aid. Ginger decreases the pressure on your lower intestines, which may help you have a bowel movement when you are constipated.
It is generally considered safe for children as well as pregnant or nursing women. Infact, ginger is even recommended for people who experience nausea and vomiting and constipation during pregnancy.
2. Lemon water
Lemon contains doses of vitamin C, as well as water soluble fibre. Citrus can also sometimes stimulate your colon. That is probably why some people use warm lemon water as a way to get things moving when constipation becomes a problem.
Lemon peel powder helps relieve colitis. The good news is that this remedy is much safe for any child who is old enough to drink enough diluted lemon juice, as well as for women who are pregnant and nursing mothers
Africa Star apple popularly called agbalumo or udara helps relieve constipation…it clears the the impacted faeces in the colon and encourage bowel emptying. Agbalumo has also be shown to help with weight loss.
4. Ghee and Milk
Ghee, also known as clarified butter is popular in Indian cooking as well as home remedies for gastrointestinal troubles. There are people who drink ghee and warm milk bedtime to relieve constipation. Diary products tend to worsen intestinal blockages though and can cause stomach cramping or bloating.
5. Senna tea
Senna tea is an herbal blend made of flowers from plants in the legume family. Senna plants are grown all over the world but a particular type of Senna is cultivated in India for its health benefits. Senna leaves contain compounds called sennosides, which can irritate your digestive tract to stimulate bowel movement. Senna is not recommended for pregnant, breastfeeding mothers or for persons on blood thinners.
Apples are rich in fibres. Infact, one apple with the skin on contains 4.8g of fibre which is 19 percent of the RDI. Although most of that fibre is insoluble, apples also contain soluble fibres.
Apples are easy way to boost the fibre content of your diet and relief constipation. You can eat them whole on their own or add to salads or baked foods..