This Fruit Is A Secret Remedy For Diarrhea and Constipation

Figs or anjeer acts as a natural laxative that helps in treating constipation and diarrhea. Eat 2-3 overnight soaked figs to get relief.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Jul 19, 2020 11:52 IST
This Fruit Is A Secret Remedy For Diarrhea and Constipation

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If you are troubled with diarrhea and constipation, this article is for you. Digestive problems cause discomfort and both constipation and diarrhea are the most problematic of all other issues. If you are used to popping a pill for these issues, let us tell you that these are extremely harmful to your health in the long run. These only ease the symptoms and not cure the condition. If you are someone who believes taking medicines can make you diarrhea-free or constipation-free, sorry but you are wrong. Treatment is a long-term process which is good to be done naturally. Here is a secret remedy for diarrhea and constipation.

Which Fruit Can Treat Constipation?

Hailing from the mulberry family, figs are lesser-known for their digestive benefits. Figs used to grow in Asia and Africa but owing to their popularity, they are now being cultivated all across the globe. You would see them in purple or green colour, both are equally nutritious. However, consuming dried figs won’t provide benefits that fresh figs would do. Fresh figs are low in sugar and calories which makes them apt for diabetics.


What makes figs good for gut health?

Figs are loaded with fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins A and B. The high fiber content makes it great for stomach and digestion. This is the reason why it can help in treating different stomach conditions. Fiber helps in maintaining good digestive health as it not only thickens the stools but also keeps you feel full for a longer time. In the long run, figs can also facilitate weight loss. 

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Soaked figs for constipation relief

Constipation makes your stomach feel choked as it is unable to eliminate the waste. You find it difficult to clear out the bowels. A study revealed that about 22 percent of Indians feel constipated at a time! Also, chronic constipation or prolonged constipation condition can lead to an array of other serious problems like itching, bleeding and anal fissures. Before you reach that stage, treat this problem with natural home remedies. Along with you must also consume probiotic foods for digestion and weight loss.

Overnight soaked figs are the best remedy. Since fresh figs are not available throughout the year, dried figs can be put to use. However, you are supposed to soak them in water and then consume for constipation relief. It is so because when figs are soaked in water, the soluble fiber present in them becomes easy to assimilate and therefore, they cater to the condition in a better way.

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  • Soak 2-3 dried figs in water overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Consume them in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Do not consume more than 2-3 dried figs a day or else it may increase the trouble for you.
  • Do this for a month or for at least 3 weeks to see prominent results.
  • For better outcomes, combine with a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
  • Add fiber-rich foods to your diet.

Fiber is good for digestion and is exceptionally great for constipation and diarrhea condition. It also prevents irritable bowel syndrome which is a chronic digestive ailment.

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