If you’ve been suffering from constipation and haven’t found something that works to alleviate that uncomfortable feeling, this article is for you.

Natural and without side effects, castor oil is much better than a chemical laxative and acts as a natural purgative to relieve symptoms of constipation . But before continuing to talk about the benefits of castor oil to treat constipation symptoms, let’s delve into what this health problem that affects many people on a daily basis is about.

What are the causes of constipation?

What Causes Constipation or Constipation? Well, the obvious culprits include a low fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the need to go to the bathroom, not drinking enough water, or lack of exercise . These are some of the general causes of constipation.

But constipation also has causes that may be less well known, including some medications and supplements, as well as potentially serious medical conditions, and the stressor can often cause constipation problems , or sometimes the opposite happens and lead to diarrhea .

You must consider a large series of variables that can cause constipation, some act together and others are usually isolated health problems that cause this problem.

What are the symptoms of constipation?

Symptoms of constipation can include:

  • Difficulty having bowel movements (you have to exert a lot of effort to have a bowel movement)
  • Hard or small stools
  • Feeling of incomplete defecation
  • Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

There may also be occasional diarrhea resulting from hard stools clogging the colon .

Castor oil is a simple, harmless purgative that can be used without rigid rules regarding its use and is very effective in treating constipation . Castor oil works by activating peristalsis or the wave motion of the walls of the intestine to push digested food through the digestive tract.

This helps to get rid of waste in the stomach and acts as a natural laxative. Castor oil can not only help clean the stomach and relieve constipation, it also helps improve the digestion of food .

How to use castor oil as a laxative

You should use about 30 to 60 grams of castor oil and add a glass of warm vegetable milk. You can also use hot water if you don’t like milk. This castor oil drink can provide effects after an hour of being supplied.

If the smell is very bothersome to you or makes you feel nauseous, you can add ginger to the water. This will help reduce mucus buildup in the stomach and promote a healthy appetite.

If your symptoms of constipation or constipation are frequent, you may need to detoxify the intestine to improve the quality of life in many aspects , and it is recommended that you get a medical check-up to identify other causes that may harm your intestinal health.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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