My grandmother’s awesome home remedies Part- 8




My grandmother was a wizard when it came to conjuring home remedies for various common ailments. I vividly remember some of her solutions to constipation.

Lemon with honey:


She used to give us lemon juice in honey and warm water. She believed that the digestive properties of lemon help clear unwanted blockages and control indigestion symptoms and even diarrhea because of increased efficiency in the GI tract

Molasses with honey:


Molasses and honey are both excellent overnight relievers of mild constipation, and she used to give us two teaspoons before bed can help ease symptoms.

High fiber diet:


She used to feed us with beans because she believed that the beneficial fiber from this meal would ease constipation. She also insisted that we have adequate portions of salads and fruits at night.

Grapes and fruit juices:


She used to give us homemade grape juice. Grandma believed that fruit juices such as grape and apple are the first line of defense for constipation for children.


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Odd as it may sound, Grandma prepared a concoction with hot milk, sugar and ginger and I found in excellent in combating constipation.

Castor oil:


When we were stubbornly constipated, we all got an ounce of castor oil at night and wow! We did have a good flush out the next day.



This was one of grandma’s tastiest solutions for constipation. Peppermint in any form was an enjoyable option for constipation.

Triphala Churna:


Grandma used Triphala is an Ayurvedic medicine that when combined with a glass of water in the morning, becomes an excellent remedy for constipation.  

Ripe Bael fruit:


This fruit is really considered to be the best laxative of all other laxatives. This fruit is known to cleanse and also strengthen the intestines. It is an efficient home remedy for constipation. This can be eaten directly or made in to a juice that can be consumed.



Flaxseed is a very commonly utilized laxative. It is a great dietary food which not only assists in proper bowel movements, but also gives nourishment to the body in the form of omega 6 fatty acids. It also provides the body with fiber and that helps ease constipation.


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My grandmother is no longer alive. But, if she were alive today, I am sure she would have found that Aloe vera juice and prunes are very beneficial in constipation.

Aloe vera is an all-natural healthy laxative and therefore, it clears the blocked bowel movements efficiently. Aloe vera does not have any unwanted side effects.

Prunes are available all over the world and it is very beneficial in relieving constipation…

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