15 laxatives kūlohelohe a ikaika hoʻi i ka constipation


Our digestive system is a machine that often needs human intervention to function properly. Sometimes the machine rusts and needs a little elbow grease to get it going again. This is where the laxatives.

But before you run to the drugstore, why not try a natural laxative? I offer you a list of 15 natural laxatives that could help you get the machine back on track.

Nā huaʻai

I start with the fruits because they are my preference. They can be found easily and above all quickly. Also, when the digestive system is congested, it plays into mental well-being and I don’t know about you, but a little sweetness always puts me in a better mood.


You will need to eat them every day for their effect to be felt. This solution is difficult to apply all year round. But if it’s the right time, don’t hesitate to stock up on blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. Eat them fresh.

15 laxatives kūlohelohe a ikaika hoʻi i ka constipation

Melon a me ka melemele

These fruits are particularly easy to digest because of the amount of water they contain. Here again, it is difficult to find these fruits all year round. But if you have constipation while on vacation in the tropics, you will think about it!


Your intestines are naturally stimulated by the pectin found in apples. So don’t hesitate to eat it if your transit is blocked. You can also drink apple cider vinegar to get the same effect.

To read: The 23 benefits of apple cider

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Long called “intestinal flora”, the human intestinal microbiota is essential for the proper functioning of our body. It takes 10 bacteria for every gram of content in our distal colon. It is essential to try to promote the good bacteria in our gut.

With the fructooligosaccharide, this is exactly what the banana does. It must also be said that the fruit that I can not help but associate with Minions is rich in potassium and fiber which also helps digest food.

ʻO Plums

Plums are the champions of the natural laxative. It is better to eat prunes. They supply the body with good bacteria for our intestines. It also contains Vitamin A, dietary fiber, iron and antioxidants.

Oils that act as a laxative kūlohelohe

Alone or in preparations, the oils can also help you overcome temporary constipation. Here are some tips and recipes.


ʻAilā Castor

Castor oil may take a little while to free you from your constipation. But its effects can be felt in the long term. One should take a tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed for a week. This oil has the property of stimulating the walls of the colon and also of limiting the absorption of fluid from the intestine.

15 laxatives kūlohelohe a ikaika hoʻi i ka constipation

Castor oil therefore attacks constipation at the root cause, but if we take it for more than a week, it can disrupt our system and cause colon dysfunction.


ʻO ka hinuʻaila

Unlike castor oil, olive oil is not a problem with prolonged use. It even helps prevent constipation if consumed regularly. It is possible to drink just a spoon of it in the morning. If the spoonful of olive oil has trouble passing on its own, add a few drops of lemon juice to it.

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If that makeshift dressing doesn’t tempt you early in the morning, you can also make a fresh apple juice with two apples and add an equal part of olive oil to it.

ʻO kaʻaila'avoka

Avocado oil, rich in omega-3s, helps lubricate the walls of the intestine. A teaspoon per day is enough to feel the effects.


Aila hua lulu

Like avocado oil, this oil is rich in omega-3s. By absorbing toxins for elimination with the stool, flaxseed oil greatly helps our digestive system to function normally. Half a teaspoon of this oil each morning is all it takes to find your way back to the bathroom.

If eating spoons of oil makes you a little sick, you can eat flax seeds. They mix very well with broth or sauce.

Vegetables, spices and shellfish

I am going to group together several foods rich in fiber here. You can easily prioritize these foods in your normal diet.

Nā mea kanu

The vegetables that I recommend you to consume are as follows:

  • Pāpaʻi
  • Broccoli
  • 'Alika
  • Carrots
  • ʻO ka lua
  • All green leafy vegetables (lettuce, leeks, spinach, etc.)
  • Dried vegetables (dried red or white beans, chickpeas, coral, blond, black, yellow lentils, etc.)
  • Crustaceans (particularly rich in chitin, a dietary fiber)
  • Pākuʻi
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp

15 laxatives kūlohelohe a ikaika hoʻi i ka constipation

To spice up all these vegetables and shellfish, I recommend the following spices which are known to aid digestion:

  • black pepper,
  • ka turmeric

Other natural laxatives

The following natural laxatives are not very well known, but just as effective.

Le psyllium

“Psycho what? You will say to me. It is a very little known plant that has many virtues, including that of freeing you from your constipation. Psyllium has two interesting peculiarities. First, this plant is not assimilated by the body. When we consume it, its action is limited to the stool.

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Second, psyllium is also a remedy for excessively watery stools.


A great source of essential minerals, fiber and vitamins, fenugreek was one of the favorite herbs of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. It has long been known that adding fenugreek to a stew, soup or soup is a remedy for constipation.

The agar-agar

Agar-agar is a gelling seaweed that has been used since the seventeenth century. Our vegan friends already know that agar-agar is the perfect alternative to gelatin. You can find it in organic stores or even on Amazon.

To take advantage of its laxative properties, mix 1 gram of powdered agar-agar in a hot drink. Whether it is hot water, tea or coffee it does not matter, because agar agar is tasteless. Let the mixture sit for two minutes before drinking it. You can drink this mixture up to three times a day.

You no longer have an excuse to rush to the pharmacy at the first sign of constipation. Obviously, if your constipation is accompanied by pain or it lasts longer than a week, I recommend that you go see a doctor.

Do you have any questions? Or advice to share? Leave me a message in the comment section.

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