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Indian Home Remedies for Constipation recipes


Last Updated : Apr 23,2019



घरेलु नुस्खे कब्ज के लिए रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Home Remedies for Constipation recipes in Hindi)
કબજિયાત ઘર રેમેડિઝ રેસિપીઝ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Home Remedies for Constipation recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Home Remedies to relieve constipation, Recipes + Foods for constipation.

Indian Home Remedies to relieve constipation, Recipes + Foods for constipation. Constipation is a condition of the bowels in which evacuation is difficult and infrequent. Eat clean healthy food, maintain an daily exercise program and your on your way to saying goodbye to constipation. Given below are the Indian remedies for constipation or basic remedies for constipation.  

11 Indian Remedies for Constipation

Fibre, fibre, fibre is the magic remedy to this common malady…

1. Consume plenty of  fruits and vegetables (with their skin on), whole grains such as Whole Wheat,  jowarbajrabuckwheatragioats and barley to the stools and help in bowel movements. One flavourful way of adding these fruits and veggies to our diet is Carrot Lettuce and Date Salad . Include  bajra roti, jowar rotiradish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti with your lunch or dinner so that you get more fibre and this is far healthier than having refined flour like naan and puris.

Carrot, Lettuce and Date SaladCarrot, Lettuce and Date Salad

2. Fibre rich fruits: The high fibre content in these fruits adds bulk to our diet thus regulating bowel movements and preventing constipation. Have at least 1 to 2 fibre rich fruits like orangesweet limepineapplegrapesguava etc. at bedtime to overcome constipation. You can also try the recipe of an unstrained juice like Papaya Pineapple and Banana Drink .

Papaya Pineapple and Banana DrinkPapaya Pineapple and Banana Drink

3. Start your morning with chia seeds which is the king of fibre. Have this energy chia seeds drink with lime and honey. There is no debating that Chia seeds are good for your health. A treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which is hard for vegetarians to come by, these tiny seeds are also loaded with fiber and protein.  Dates (khajur): Have 4 to 5 dates every day early in the morning

Energy Chia Seed Drink with Lime and Honey, For Endurance AthletesEnergy Chia Seed Drink with Lime and Honey, For Endurance Athletes

4. Flaxseeds are the second richest source of fibre after chia seeds. Follow our recipe on how to eat flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are not new to Indian cuisine – they have been available since decades, known by the name of mukhwaas. Flaxseeds are tiny treasure troves of goodness, being high in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids . These gluten-free seeds do wonders for your heart. The insoluble fibre in flaxseeds also prevents surges in blood sugar levels, making it a good choice for those with diabetes , weight-watchers and everybody else. 

How To Eat Flaxseeds, Health Benefits
How To Eat Flaxseeds, Health Benefits

Lemon water: Half a lime squeezed in a glass of hot water with ½ tsp of salt is a very effective remedy for constipation. Have it early in the morning even before your mandatory cuppa tea or coffee to regularize the bowel movements.

5. Fennel seeds (saunf): Fennel seeds are well known for their digestive properties. Fennel Tea To Relieve Constipation  is a decoction made by boiling fennel seeds in water is a great laxative. Fennel, which is commonly had after meals to improve digestion, is aromatic and has a carminative effect in the intestine. The seeds have a high content of essential oil, which steeps in the water while making the decoction and helps to aid digestion. It relieves constipation and helps reduce flatulence by not allowing undigested food to remain in the colon for a long time. Crush the fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle for best results.

Fennel Tea To Relieve ConstipationFennel Tea To Relieve Constipation

6. Eat a High Fiber Breakfast as fibre stimulates bowel movements. Have a buckwheat dosa which is made from zero rice. Other options are nachni dosa, jowar palak appe,  and quinoa dosa.  Instead of regular upma try quinoa veg upma recipe. we love oatmeal almond milk with apples as a high fibre breakfast as it is a meal by itself. 

Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan BreakfastQuinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast

7. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6 to 8 glasses every day) as this softens the stools making them easier to pass.

8. Papaya: Papaya is another effective laxative. Have a cup of chopped papaya with breakfast every day to stimulate bowel movements and see How Papaya Relieves Constipation. It contains a digestive enzyme called papain, which helps to relieve constipation. The fruit’s high water and fibre content also help by adding bulk to the faeces and enabling it to pass the digestive tract faster. 

How Papaya Relieves Constipation
How Papaya Relieves Constipation

The greener the papaya, the higher the papain content in it, so go for partially ripe papayas if you want to relieve constipation. 

9. Add High Fiber foods like wheat bran or rice bran in your daily meals. An easy way to incorporate fibre in your diet is to add 1 to 2 tbsp of wheat bran to wheat flour while kneading the chapati dough as in this healthy pyaz ki roti recipe

Pyaz ki Roti
Pyaz ki Roti

10. Ensure you are having healthy fats in your diet. Don't skip the usage of oil in your diet as the result would lead to constipation. It is recommend to have 2 to 3 teaspoons of ghee or oil in your diet. We recommend usage of olive oil as that has healthy omega 3 fatty acids in it and it is part of healthy foods to prevent inflammation in the body. 

11. Encourage daily exercise such as walking, running, swimming, biking as this helps in bowel movements.

5 key reasons for constipation.

Key reasons for constipation also include staying well hydrated through the day. Drink plenty of water. See below reasons for constipation and lot of it comes down to common sense of not eating processed foods.

  5 reasons for Constipation
1. Insufficient fibre in the diet
2. Weakness of abdominal muscles due to lack of physical activity
3. Improper chewing of food
4. Over consumption of processed foods, alcohol or caffeineated beverages
5. Emotional stress

7 Foods to be Avoided for Constipation

Cut the rubbish out of your diet. Switch to home made food. Avoid the use of maida in your food and big goodbye to fried food. Eating the wrong food creates inflammation in your body which if you keep doing, leads to all lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cancer, cholesterol and thyroid.

  7 Foods to be Avoided for Constipation
1. Tea and coffee
2. Aerated drinks and alcohol
3. Refined foods like refined flour, pasta, sugar and polished rice
4. Deep-fried foods
5. Pickles, canned and preserved foods
6. Confectionery and mithai
7. Fast foods like pizzas, burgers etc.

Enjoy our Indian Home Remedies to relieve constipation, Recipes + Foods for constipation and other home remedy articles below.


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Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 38495
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A tasty One Dish Meals made of healthy jowar, the Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi is also quite exotic due to the choice of veggies used in it. Coloured capsicum and zucchini bring in not just colour but also a host of beneficial nutrients and antioxidan ....
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Minty Couscous
Recipe# 7445
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped ve ....
Jowar Palak Appe
Recipe# 42675
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rotlas are made with bajra, jowar or nachni flour, and combine very well with ghee, jaggery. Take care to make the rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the r ....
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serv ....
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42308
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This super-duper lunch salad, loaded with the goodness of millets, veggies and greens, is bound to gain you lots of compliments and enthuse your colleagues also to make a healthy shift towards salad lunches ! An exciting medley of jowar, kale le ....
Fennel Tea To Relieve Constipation
Recipe# 42384
27 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Fennel tea is worth drinking simply for its awesome aroma and soothing flavour, but then it has its share of amazing benefits too! Fennel tea is a decoction of fennel seeds and hot water, allowed to steep for 10 minutes. It is a perfect digestive cleanser, very effective in relieving constipatio ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
18 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 1439
08 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
Jowar Bhakri, Healthy Jowar Bhakri
Recipe# 40619
08 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Flours of millets like jowar add a rustic touch to bhakris. The homely aroma that emanates from the kitchen when you cook a Jowar Bhakri itself will give you a very content and comforting feel. Here we have combined jowar flour with a little whole wheat flour to make the rotis easier to roll a ....
Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 4634
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and satiating option, the Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is a wholesome and tasteful soup that retains the natural flavours of the veggies to the hilt. It makes use of fibre-rich ingredients like green peas, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. Avoid straining to retain the fibre con ....
Quinoa Dosa
Recipe# 41708
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is so easy to cook healthy these days because the supermarket shelves are loaded with healthy ingredients, and it kind of motivates you to make the right choices! In this quick and easy recipe, we show you how to make tasty Quinoa Dosa. Made with a batter that blends quinoa and wheat flour wi ....
Jowar, Bajra Spring Onion Roti
Recipe# 2979
08 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The addition of spring onions gives a peppy twist to this wholesome roti of millet flours. The nice crunch of spring onions, the spicy touch of green chillies, and the zesty notes of Indian masalas make this a tasty treat that none can resist. At the same time, ....
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Recipe# 3597
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pineapple and cucumbers tossed with coriander and lemon juice furnish a storehouse of vitamin C which is extremely essential to build up your immunity against infections. Honey imparts a delicate sweetness to this tangy salad. Rather than serving it as an occasional treat, make this sweet and sour s ....
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 2984
08 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But i'm sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
08 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Jowar Methi Roti
Recipe# 5695
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The taste and nutrient value of jowar is seldom remembered, but after you try this recipe, it will stay in your memory forever! A perfect combination of jowar and methi, along with flavourful onions, coriander and green chillies, makes this sumptuous Jowar Methi Roti a tasteful way to boost your hae ....
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