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Constipation - Natural Remedies

Each year billions of dollars, pounds, and ringgits are spent on various kinds of laxatives by people around the world to cope with one form of constipation or the other.

Most of these symptomatic treatments given don’t  eradicate the root cause of the problem. Natural herbal combinations are therefore rightly preferred by many to cleanse the color and to relieve it back to the natural state. 

Constipation is a symptom manifested by difficulty or infrequency in the passage of the stool often due to sluggish action of the bowels. This condition can lead to a variety of symptoms, for instance, headache, fatigue, depression, pain and digestive problems.

Bowel movements, in this condition, may be as fewer as three times per week [NIH Publication No. 07-2745]. Beside this stools are hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. Some may also feel pain during bowel movements or may even need to strain or feel constipation or full bowel.

Almost everyone experiences constipation at some point in time in their life. Most constipation is temporary and doesn’t need any intervention. 

Physiology of Intestines

As food moves through the large intestine (or colon), water is absorbed from the ‘food’ and waste products or stool is formed. Muscle contraction then pushes stool towards the rectum. by the time stool reaches rectum, it becomes solid due to absorption of water during its transit.

Constipation occurs when colon absorbs more water then normally it should or if colon muscle contraction  are too sluggish causing stool to move through the colon slowly resulting in more and more absorption of water leading to harder and dryer stools

Common Causes

  • poor diet with low fiber contents
  • lack of physical activity (especially in the elderly)
  • a variety of medications
  • milk
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • changes in life or routine such as pregnancy, aging, and travel
  • poor posture
  • abuse of laxatives or enemas
  • ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement
  • dehydration
  • specific diseases or conditions, such as stroke (most common)
  • problems with the colon and rectum
  • problems with intestinal function (chronic idiopathic constipation)
  • emotional upsets, anxiety
  • hormonal imbalances (estrogen / progesterone)
  • autonomic nervous system imbalances

Sometimes, as in IBS, constipation may alternate with bouts of diarrhea. 

The gut muscles of elderly and that dependant on laxatives or enemas become relaxed. This makes elimination of feces more difficult. When elimination is not complete, or improper, toxins may build up in the body which may end up developing chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, etc. When toxins leech back to the blood stream, it is called, “auto-intoxication”. 


Diet plays very important role in the causation of constipation. Fast foods, fatty and highly processed foods, with low fiber contents are main causative factors and should be avoided. Fiber intake should be increased, as fiber increases stool bulk and acts as a catalyst, for colonic micro flora , decreasing the transit time and reducing the intracolonic pressure, producing softer stools. 

Beside fibers, a balanced diet consisting of appropriate ratios of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fluids help alleviate constipation. 

Sixty-forty diet: The “60/40 Diet” is said to be helpful in people with chronic constipation. According to this formula, 60 percent of the diet should consist of fruits and vegetables, whereas 40 percent diet should consist of carbohydrates (20%), derived from grains or cereals, proteins (15%), and fats (5%). Very acidic food (meat, dairy, sugars) are avoided as they can interfere with the functioning of the colon. Alkali foods (vegetables and fruits) act as natural laxatives and consumption of this help overcome the problem of constipation.


Anxiety, fear, grief and worry - all contribute towards abnormal bowel movement leading to ulcers, diarrhea, or constipation.

Drugs, toxins and environmental factors

Several dozens of commonly used conventional medicines cause constipation as their side-effect. Intake of bismuth, iron salts and exposure to toxic metals (lead, mercury, arsenic) found in the earth, air and water can also cause constipation.

Natural remedies

Fluid, fiber, and diet rich in vegetables and fruits are key to alleviate chronic constipation. Major sources of fibers are; wheat bran, whole grains, beans, etc. Fiber rich diet is less palatable and therefore many find it difficult to consume. It is, however, really worth consuming it. A mucilaginous, thick and sticky form of bran, e.g., psyllium husk/seed or ground linseed (flax) may also be helpful. However, it is possible for some people to develop a severe allergic reaction to psyllium. 

Herbal Formulas

Natural herbal ingredients that can gently flush toxins and stubborn fecal matter from the gut walls and promote proper growth of flora and healthy organ tissue would be ideal to alleviate constipation. This would prevent the toxins from reabsorbing into the bloodstream as well as help prevent damage to other cells, thus rejuvenating the overall health.

One of the best possible combinations of the natural herbs would consist of a blend of Areca husk (peel) extract, Rhubarb root extract, and West Indian Elm leaf extract. MyRescue is the product in the market that contains this exact formula.

MyRESCUE™ Therapy

This combination is the most pleasant bowel cleansing formula which does not cause any cramping or diarrhea. The dose of this blend one needs to take for gentle bowel cleansing varies from person to person.  The first few days of consumption are usually used to determine the amount that is correct for the body. The suggested dose is to start with 2 capsules just before sleeping and adjust accordingly the dose accordingly. Usually, 2-3 capsule should be enough in the beginning. Later one may only need one capsule to overcome constipation in a natural way. 
  • MyRESCUE™  formula is good in following conditions:
  • Constipation
  • Overindulgence during festive feasting that can overtax the body’s natural ability to cope. When one has bloated feelings
  • When traveling upset the body’s natural rhythm, resulting in constipation
  • Poor dietary habits with low fiber intake - less fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber are important to avoid constipation. Insufficient dietary fiber may lead to constipation. 
The active botanical ingredients of MyRESCUE™ are transported to the colon, where these stimulate the colon, increase its natural rhythmic movements and promotes the normal elimination, relieving constipation.

Once consumed, elimination generally occurs within 6 – 12 hours. When one takes MyRESCUE™ at night, it gently encourages the natural processes of body, bringing smooth, comfortable relief the next morning. It is as natural as nature itself!

When one get that bloated stomach and that “old, tired, sluggish feeling” due to constipation, the discomfort can be gently relieved with MyRESCUE™. It’s all natural.

MyRESCUE™: The feeling of lightness. Gently. Naturally.

Other benefits of MyRESCUE™ formula therapy

  • Helps in slimming and weight reduction
  • Detoxification, as it helps prevent build up of toxins in colon

Points to remember:

  • For the long term relief of constipation, make appropriate dietary modifications along with MyRESCUE™ consumption.
  • Before starting MyRESCUE™ formula be sure to weigh and measure yourself.
  • Make it part of your weight reduction plan (if overweight and need weight reduction)
  • Make MyRESCUE™ part of your detoxification program.
  • Drink water one hour before or two hours after meals. 
  • Avoid the use of salts, sugar, alcohol beverages and soft drinks.
  • Continue your regular meals and your general eating pattern. 
  • Avoid eating late at night, unless this is your regular pattern. 
  • During MyRESCUE™ therapy, your stomach may feel empty, even though you are eating your regular amount. 
  • Resist the temptation to eat more than you normally do. 
  • Spa with SG-2000 twice a day or at least exercise about 20 minutes a day of walking, yoga or light aerobics for good health. 

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