It is very common to use fruits and vegitables to treat constipation problem. Fruits like apple, prune, pear are very effective to relieve the problem. However, you will be surprised to know constipation cure from sesame seed and sunflower seed. A research on this solution proved to be successful.

Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds have been widely employed in culinary as well as traditional medicines. Sesame are an important sources of phyto-nutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber.

Sesame seeds - Cure for Constipation
Sesame seeds - Cure for Constipation

Sesame seeds are small, almost oblate in shape. Toasted seeds feature pleasant, nutty flavoror.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are about 6 mm to 10 mm in length and feature conical shape with smooth surface. Their black outer coat (hull) encloses single, gray-white edible-kernel inside. Each sunflower head may hold several hundreds of edible oil seeds. Seeds are packed with health benefits that can help you from head to toe.

Sunflower seeds - Cure for Constipation
Sunflower seeds - Cure for Constipation

A handful of sunflower seeds will take care of your hunger, while also enhancing your health by supplying significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium and selenium.

Sesame and sunflower recipe for constipation

Using sesame and sunflower seeds for constipation make a lot of sense. If you like to eat seeds then this is once way you can add more fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet and at the same time reduce your constipation.

Maoshing Ni, Ph.D., C.A. and Cathy McNease, B.S., M.H. in their book, The TAO of Nutrition,1987, recommends using black sesame seeds for chronic constipation. Here’s the recipe details:

  1. Grind black sesame seeds into a meal by using a small coffee grinder.
  2. Mix with dark honey into a small ball.
  3. Eat one three time a day dipped in rice wine.

Black sesame seeds also provide nutrition and action on the liver, intestines, kidney, and blood.

Sesame soup recipe for constipation

You can also prepare a sesame seeds soup with brown rice.

  1. Soak 10 parts of sesame seeds with 1 part brown rice in distilled water
  2. After they are soft, about an hour, pour out the water grind them in a small food grinder to produce liquid. Strain the remaining liquid to remove coarse particles.
  3. Dilute liquid with distilled water and add some honey.
  4. Cook on low heat until liquid becomes syrupy
  5. Drink around two cups to relieve constipation with in hour or so.

And also, peas and brown sesame seeds – help to lubricate the intestinal walls. This makes it easier for fecal matter to move through your colon.

Sunflower seeds for constipation

Sunflower seeds promote regularity. Use them raw shelled and unsalted every day. They contain omega-6 fatty acid just like olive oil. You can use them grounded and add them to your morning smoothie, 1-2 teaspoons, or to your homemade salad dressing

  • Add them to your salad
  • Add them to your morning cereal

Here’s a sunflower drink you can make.

Take 1-2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds. Grind them in a coffee grinder. Add them to a cup of boiling water. Sweeten this mixture with honey, maple syrup, or blackstrap molasses. Drink this combination morning and night to help you with you constipation.

When you use grounded sunflower seed to add to your salad dressing your can also use sesame seeds at the same time. Use both of these seeds and experiment and find out how you like preparing them and eating them.