Natural Laxative Made of Flaxseed and Bran (Recipe)

Flax is a plant that has been grown since the ancient times by the Egyptians, Greeks, Indians and Celts. Linen has been used more than 2000 years ago to cover the old tombs. Flax seeds are used in the natural medicine for numerous disorders, from constipation, ulcer, gastritis and hemorrhoids to urinary tract inflammations and kidney stones.

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Flax seeds contain a large amount of mucilage and have a natural laxative effect. Thanks to these properties, the flax seeds can combat constipation, even when it comes in more severe forms. They can also be consumed for bloating and gas.

Flax seeds are also an important source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The recent studies have shown that the flax seeds can be consumed as adjuvant in preventing breast, liver and colon cancers.

Flaxseed Laxative – Recipe

The simple alternative to consume the flax seeds to treat constipation is grinding them in the coffee grinder and take them with water or yogurt, 1 – 3 tablespoons per day, in the evening, beforte going to sleep. For the best results, you must drink lots of water after taking the seeds. For a more powerful laxative effect, with long-term results, you can try the recipe below that also contains bran – another very efficient laxative for those who have problems with the bowel movements.

Ingredients

– 1 teaspoon of flax seeds

– 1 – 2 tablespoons of bran (wheat or oat)

– 1 glass of water

Preparation

Put the flax seeds in the water and add the bran. Let them soak for 8 hours or overnight. Strain the liquid in the morning and drink it on an empty stomach. This remedy is also beneficial for those who want to lose weight.

Another alternative to consume flax seeds for getting rod of constipation is the maceration extract made of 1 tablespoon of seeds soaked in 100 ml of water overnight. Strain the liquid in the morning and drink it. You will need 3 – 4 similar doses throughout a day. Also, you can prepare a delicious breakfast including yogurt, ground flax seeds, oatmeal, raisins or dried prunes and honey. Add a little bit of castor oil for a more powerful laxative effect.

Contraindications

Thanks to the laxative mucilage, the flax seeds must not be utilized with other laxative medicines simultaneously. One should also avoid consuming flax seeds during pregnancy or nursing. Those with prostate cancer must also stay away from these seeds.

It’s always better to consume the ground flax seeds. The whole flax seeds can affect the people who suffer from digestive obstructions or gastrointestinal bleeding.

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