12 Natural Cures for Treating Constipation in Children

Constipation in children should not be frequent, as it is a possible symptom of a very unbalanced diet or health problem. Many cases of constipation in children can be treated with dietary changes. However, you cannot rule out other factors such as emotional issues or sedentary lifestyles. If this problem persists and you do not know its cause, then visit the doctor as soon as possible to have the appropriate tests performed. In this way, any illness can be ruled out and the appropriate treatment can be carried out. Abdominal massages can be very effective in relieving constipation in children. When performing them, follow the path of the intestine i.e. circular motion to encourage peristaltic movements. Constipation in children should not be treated with conventional laxatives that adults take. These medications have an irritating effect on the intestine that can impair the functioning of the intestine, especially if they are abused at an early age. So here are the natural cures for constipation in children without any health risks:

1. Olive oil

A spoon of olive oil on an empty stomach is an infallible remedy for constipation. Children usually react quickly and well to this simple cure if used for a few weeks until the bowel is regularized. Extra virgin olive oil is a mild laxative and a very healthy food, essential in a balanced diet. In addition, taking it on an empty stomach, you can use it as a regular dressing.

2. Apple

The apple is a fruit very rich in fiber, fructose and sorbitol that can regulate the intestinal transit according to the way consumed. Child should eat it in the morning along with its peeling to fight constipation. However, it is recommended to eat the organic variety as it does not contain pesticides.

3. Plum

Plum is an excellent mild laxative to prevent constipation in children in the most natural way. You just have to give four plums to the child on an empty stomach in the morning. If they are prunes or dried, the night before, you have to put them in water to rehydrate them.

4. Kiwi

Kiwi is another fruit very beneficial for a healthy intestine. Many people eat a kiwi every morning to facilitate intestinal function, thanks to its fiber and enzyme content. It can be taken alone or combined with apple and plum to prepare a delicious and nutritious juice or shake that will delight the little ones of the house.

5. Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are a famous remedy to facilitate evacuation. However it is essential to leave the seeds in water all night long. When soaked, the seeds will release the soluble fiber, known as mucilages. In the morning, on an empty stomach, child should drink both seeds and water. If child doesn’t like the taste and do not want to drink, beat it with some fruit so that you don’t notice the gelatinous consistency of the preparation.

6. Chia seeds …(Sabja)

Chia seeds work in the same way as flax. When put in water, they release the fiber and generates a deep cleansing action of the entire digestive tract without irritating the intestine.

7. Lemon juice

A glass of hot water with the juice of half a lemon has a laxative effect on the body. This is one of the simplest and most common home remedy that you can use to treat child with constipation. Ingredients:
  1. 1 glass of water (200 ml)
  2. Lemon juice
  1. Heat the glass of water to a tolerable temperature and add the juice of a lemon.
  2. Let child drink the mixture on an empty stomach.

8. Acacia honey

Bee honey, especially the acacia variety, has a gentle laxative effect and also reduces inflammation in the intestine. In addition, honey is a healthy and highly energetic food for children.

9. Oats

Oatmeal is one of the richest cereals in fiber, an ideal choice for children with constipation. You can add it to soups, broths, creams, stews, biscuits, biscuits, smoothies, etc.

10. Psyllium

Psyllium, psyllium or zaragatone is a seed shell with a high balancing power on the intestine. Thanks to its regulating properties, which can be used treat both constipation and diarrhoea.

11. Water

If you increase fiber intake do not forget to increase water intake as well to aid digestion. You will have to make sure that the child drinks water throughout the day. Dehydration can also cause constipation in children.

12. Massage

The last remedy is very simple. At night, when the child goes to bed, gently massage the belly. It is important to follow the path of the intestine i.e. in a circular motion:
  1. Start above right groin
  2. Go all the way under the ribs
  3. Go through to the ribs on the left side
  4. Go down to the left groin

Author: Nilam

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This article has been written by Nilam Mehta and she is the owner of this site.

Nilam has worked in Pharmaceutical industry and have studied – Lifestyle Medicine from Doane University; Science of Exercise from University of Colorado Boulder. She believes that many of health problems can be cured naturally.

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