Constipation and the Maintenance of Bowel Regularity
Currently people who suffer from inconsistent bowel movements have choices when deciding how to treat this problem. Pharmaceuticals or natural remedies can help relieve symptoms of irregular bowl movements.
It’s necessary to make sure the colon is evacuated regularly. Bacteria and even parasitic animals can invade the system, causing damages which could be prevented if symptoms are dealt with quickly.
Some of the simple symptoms are diarrhea, diverticulitis, constipation, and hemorrhoids. In some cases, extreme constipation can lead to an increase in the growth of yeast, leading to Candida. Roundworms are parasites that can gain size, and block parts if the intestine.
Prescribed and over the counter medications are sometimes harsh. In some cases the body can become dependent on the medication. Damage can occur to the muscles and nerves in the digestive system. Minerals and vitamins needed for optimal health can be depleted rapidly.
Fortunately, there are three naturally occurring herbs which can take the place of the pharmaceuticals.
The Aloe Vera plant’s outer leaves contain properties of a strong laxative, this area of the plant is too strong to use in most cases. Negative reactions have occurred in some users, therefore it is recommended to try using the inside of the plant first. The inner part, the gelatinous area, can be made into a liquid. Drinking this substance once a day has been known to keep bowls regular while promoting healing of ulcers, swelling of tissues, and repairing damaged digestive tissues.
If Aloe Vera isn’t your thing, you have more choices. Ginger has properties in it which can aid in the digestive process. With stimulation properties it can help move fecal matter out of the system efficiently. If experiencing constipation, this herbal remedy is a natural laxative and antiseptic.
Ginger has been known to help those with weak stomachs to strengthen them, as well as stimulate poor appetites, and aid in digestion. Making a daily tea from freshly grated Ginger in the amount of two teaspoons added to eight ounces of heated water is a great way to regulate bowel health. If using to help with constipation drink two or three cups of the tea each day until symptoms pass. An herb used by Native Americans is still used by some today as a natural remedy for digestive issues. Mucilage is in the Slippery Elm it’s a gluey substance which many plants produce. It aids in reducing the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Among other things, this herb is used to treat both constipation and diarrhea. Antioxidants add to the benefits of this herb.
Mucus is generated in the intestines, protecting them from ulcers and excessive acid, this also alleviates stomach and intestinal pain. Taken orally, this also relieves sore throats as well as coughs. Made into a salve it is used to treat burns, and skin inflammations such as boils and rashes.
People suffering from digestive problems have more choices than ever, thanks to natural remedies.