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Fast home remedies for constipation

When you want fast constipation relief, you don't need to reach for a harsh chemical laxative. Below are several natural home remedies for constipation that are safe and really work.

Choose from grocery items, supplements, herbs, and even a massage technique you can learn in the comfort of your home.

Salt Water Flush

The salt water flush in the master cleanse clears the digestive tract in about an hour, but do this on an empty stomach.

Salt water flush for fast constipation relief

Stir 2 teaspoons sea salt (not table salt) into 1 quart warm water and drink it fast. Or mix the sea salt with a little water and drink the rest clean.


Many people are magnesium deficient,
and supplementing can provide safe constipation relief. Be sure you are not already taking magnesium in another supplement or drug to avoid overdose.

Magnesium citrate and the magnesium oxide in oxygen colon cleansers work
best for constipation.

Getting more exercise can cure chronic constipation

Get moving to get things moving.

Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil, rich in DHA and EPA fatty acids and vitamins A and D, offers many benefits, including constipation relief.  Take 1 tablespoon daily.


Triphala is an Ayurvedic digestive cleanser made from three fruits - Harada, Amla, and Behada. Triphala makes a soothing home remedy for constipation and is safe to take on an ongoing basis.

Prune Juice

Prune juice is a fiber-rich stool softener.

Prune juice

Begin with 4-8 ounces, then give it time to work. Too much can cause cramping and gas.

Your body may respond quickly or it can take up to 24 hours.


Senna is an herb that gently stimulates the bowel. Senna tea at bedtime brings constipation relief by morning.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera is packed with nutrients that cleanse the digestive tract and soften stool. Drink 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel mixed with juice at night for results by morning.

Aloe vera gel is most potent, especially if you use your own aloe vera plant. But you can also drink 8 ounces aloe vera juice two or three times a day.

Unsulphured Molasses

Also known as blackstrap molasses, unsulphured molasses supplies iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin B6. Take 1 tablespoon once or twice a day, alone or stirred into milk or water, cold or warm. You should notice results within 24 hours.

Cascara Sagrada

Cascara sagrada is an herb used as a natural laxative. You can expect a bowel movement in about 6-12 hours.

Coffee for constipation

For most people, coffee beats tea.

Oil and Vinegar

Mix oil and apple cider vinegar, at least
1 tablespoon each, and drink one or more times a day or add to salads.

Choose a healthy oil like olive or peanut. You may substitute other vinegars or even lemon juice. A dose at bedtime can bring constipation relief by morning.

Psyllium Husk

Psyllium is the main ingredient in many fiber supplements, but psyllium on its own is a healthier choice.

Stir 1 teaspoon psyllium powder (or 1 tablespoon whole husk) into 8 ounces water or other beverage and drink it quickly on an empty stomach.

Medications and supplements should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C can work as a natural laxative

High doses of vitamin C are a safe way to get things moving. Vitamin C is water soluble, so your body excretes what it does not need.

Begin with several grams a day, increasing the dose as needed.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) works fast, usually in 1-6 hours, but can cause diarrhea and cramping.

Stir 1 tablespoon Epsom salt into a cup of cold water and drink quickly.

Do not try this if you take supplements or medications containing magnesium.

Happy thoughts can make the bowel more active

Focus on what brings you joy.

Constipation Tea

This variation on straight senna tea allows gradual stimulation of the digestive tract throughout the day.

Constipation tea

Add 1 tablespoon senna leaves with 1/2 teaspoon mint leaves to a quart of water, then boil one minute. Enjoy this refreshing tea throughout the day.

Constipation Massage

It is possible to relieve constipation by massaging your colon from the outside.

Begin with the descending colon on your left, moving backward across your transverse colon and then down your
right-sided ascending colon.

Watch the video below for details.

Natural Constipation Relief Through Massage

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