If you want to have a properly function digestive system, it is imperative to have a proper balanced diet with sufficient amounts of fiber. However, in today’s fast paced life, many of us neglect our food and do not drink sufficient amount of water. This leads to constipation which results in a bloated feeling and fullness of the stomach. Also, many people end up straining, which in the long run can lead to hemorrhoids.
If you suffer from constipation occasionally, it is not a problem. However, chronic constipation is serious and remedial steps should be taken to resolve this health condition.
Usually, if a person suffers from constipation, he or she will use over-the-counter laxatives. Many of these have harmful chemicals in them and constant use can lead to other health issues. One laxative that you can gain immense benefit from is Epsom salt.
Epsom salt is a natural mineral that is scientifically called heptahydrate of magnesium sulfate. This mineral is extracted from water and is only found in the town of Epsom in England.
This salt has many curative properties, like relieving stress, helping with acne, removing dead skin cells and also relieving constipation. To get relief from the symptoms of constipation, take a glass of lukewarm water and add around 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mineral. Drink this mixture and observe the results.
The salt attracts water molecules on reaching the intestines and this helps in smooth evacuation of the bowels. As this mineral contains magnesium, it is not recommended that you consume too much of Epsom salt in one go. If you take too much of this salt, it can lead to severe dehydration. Make sure that you speak to your doctor before using it to cure your constipation.
You can even use it as a colon cleanse and for enemas. For this purpose, take around 1 tablespoon of the salt and dissolve it in 4 glasses of water. To this add 3 cloves of sliced garlic. Now heat this mixture on low flame for around ten minutes. Allow it to cool down to 103 deg. F. Then pour into an enema bag and give yourself an enema. Do not use the enema without consulting a doctor and also avoid using it often.