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Natural ideas, options and diet recommendations


The old saying 'Prevention is better than cure' needs to be applied to constipation!

Daily ritual

  • Each morning start the day with a glass of warm/hot water with a squeeze of lemon added.
  • Then gently massage with some oil in a clockwise direction over the abdominal area.
  • Then make a habit of sitting on the toilet every morning for at least 10mins.  Do not strain but wait patiently. If no result  you may get the urge later in the day.
  • But also repeat the warm drink/ massage routine tomorrow morning.
Natural constipation Treatments
  • Drink 2 litres of warm or hot water daily, not cold.
  • Try hot prune juice or lemon juice in hot water half an hour before breakfast
  • Eat plenty of fruit like Kiwifruit/ kiwicrush from most supermarkets.
  •  Make your own muesli with oats, seeds, nuts, linseed etc. Soak over night and pour off liquid.
  • Or add LSA mix 1 desert spoon full to your cereal every morning.
  • Avoid adding Bran as this absorbs too much fluid and can create dry stools.
  • Take Probiotics or Slippery Elm powder which keep the gut healthy.
  • 1 tsp freshly ground linseed with 1 tsp ground psyllium seed hulls with each meal is an excellent treatment for constipation
  • Omega 3 fish oils 1000mg - 2000mg daily.


Natural Haemorrhoid Treatments.
  • Sit in a warm bath up to hips for 10-15 minutes at least twice a day. If there is minor bleeding after stool and considerable pain, Epsom salts may be added to the water.
  • Drink 1-2 cups of stinging nettle and oat straw infusion per day. Nettle infusion is helpful for bleeding haemorrhoid's.
  • Apply witchazel, or after a warm bath, apply Wizard ointment from Lincoln Mall Pharmacy or Weleda Haemorrhoid ointment. 
  • If haemorrhoid's do not bleed, try cold compresses. Soak a sanitary pad in cold water and put in the freezer. Once frozen place on haemorrhoid anal area and lie on your side for 10-20mins.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Yoga can be an especially helpful as well as pelvic floor exercises. Gentle walking for 20mins a day helps the circulation throughout the whole body including helping to create regular bowel movements.
Homoeopathic Treatments.
  • Nux Vomica 
    • If you are hooked on laxatives and need to break the habit.
    • Characterised by itching
    • Symptoms are better from cool bathing. 
    • Discharge of light blood after evacuating bowel.
    • Constant ineffectual urging to stool.
    • When your Haemorrhoids protrude and feel like a bunch of grapes by your anus.

If you require repeated doses, see your homoeopath for constitutional treatment.

  • Sulphur 
    • You may have ineffective urging to pass a stool but do not seem to be able to go
    • Burning at anus, alternating with diarrhoea.
    • Your stools are hard, dark, dry
    • painful to pass stool due to rectal fissure or 'crack'
    • Itching and burning around the anus is made worse by bathing.
    • When it all becomes worse by rubbing or standing.
    • Becomes worse at night.
  • Alumina
    • Difficulty passing stool, even if the stool is soft and sticky
    • Stools hard, dry, and covered with mucus
  • Bryonia
    • Stools pass with great difficulty.
    • You are irritable and ill-tempered
    • You have a large thirst for drinks of cold water
  • Nat rum Mur
    • Hard crumbly stool that causes rectal bleeding and soreness
    • Contractions of the anus, bleeding and pain
  • Graphites
    • When there is no urge to pass a stool.
    • May go for days without bowel movement and when it finally comes it takes the form of round balls stick together with mucus and is painful to pass
    • The person who needs graphites is often obese
  • Aescules
    • Burning sensation in the rectum.
    • Dull ache in the lower back and sharp shooting pain upwards.
    • The lining of the rectum seems swollen and obstructs the passageway.
    • The haemorrhoids look like a bunch of purple grapes.
    • Worse from moving, standing or walking.
    • Worse in the morning.
  • Arnica
    • Useful for haemorrhoids that develop after childbirth.
    • Heals damaged tissue.
    • Do not apply Arnica lotion or ointment take tablets orally.
  • Collinsonia
    • Sensation of sticks in the rectum.
    • Usually constipated.
    • Worse from cold, better from heat.
  • Nitric acid
    • ​​​​​​​Haemorrhoids feel like needles or splinters in the rectum and bleed easily.
    • Pain after stool lasts for hours.

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