Which vegetables would relieve constipation?


The slippery elm bark

The slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) is a tree native to North America. Its bark contains natural mucilage that can "soften" dry stool that is stuck in the large intestine and thus help it to be easily emptied. The products available on the market often have the original English name: Slippery Elm Bark

Slippery elm bark has been used by the Indians of North America as a remedy for gastrointestinal diseases for many centuries, as it can relieve both colic-like pain and irritation in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease).

Preparations made from slippery elm bark are not only an effective laxative, but also an excellent intestinal care and intestinal cleanser.

The gel from the bark is also effective against diarrhea and heartburn, so it has an overall regulating effect on the digestive system.

Simply stir 2 teaspoons of the bark powder in 250 ml of cold water, boil the water while stirring, remove the pot from the stove and stir again vigorously. The gel is left to cool, filled into a sealable bowl and stored in the refrigerator (it can be kept there for approx. 5 - 6 days). One takes it as needed, z. B. 2 times a day each 2 tbsp.

The gel can also be given to dogs suffering from gastrointestinal problems. Dogs up to 10 kg are given 5 ml drizzled over the food twice a day. Dogs weighing 10 kg or more 10 ml twice a day.

* We recommend this product: Elm bark, Slippery Elm Bark powder

The natural squatting position makes it easier to pass stool

Since today's toilets no longer allow the natural squatting posture in which humans have relieved themselves for thousands of years, this aspect also contributes to the widespread spread of constipation.

If you are constipated, you could try to simulate this posture with simple measures on the toilet. Often that alone helps to have much easier bowel movements again. Details on the natural squatting posture can be found here: The natural squatting posture

* You can find a medical toilet stool for the natural squatting posture here at this link.

Acupressure can clear constipation

Acupressure is a measure that costs nothing and is always at hand in the truest sense of the word. To do this, apply slight pressure to the perineum (perineum) with the index and middle fingers when constipated. This is the area between the vagina and anus or the scrotum and anus. The pressure is maintained for several seconds and is applied backwards towards the back. Then you release the pressure and press again. The first results can often be seen after several pressure impulses.

In a study from April 2015, the researchers around Dr. Ryan Abbott of the University of California constipated patients how to do acupressure at home for the next four weeks whenever they felt they needed to go to the toilet (and after urinating). The acupressure was then used three to four times a week and had tremendously positive effects.

The stool became softer, the muscles relaxed and those nerves were stimulated that made for stronger bowel movements and thus for faster stool excretion. More than 80 percent of the study participants were so enthusiastic about the effects of acupressure that they continued with it after the end of the study. More than 50 percent of the participants also reported that existing hemorrhoids had improved thanks to acupressure.

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