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How to Use Olive Oil to Treat Constipation

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 09:55 AM


Among the many benefits of olive oil is the promise of alleviating constipation.

In the American Diabetes Association community forum, many people report that as they have changed their diets in an effort to improve their health, using olive oil has alleviated their constipation. The Irritable Bowel Syndrome self-help and support group forums report similar results.

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Web MD reports relieving constipation as among the many health benefits of olive oil. It has also been known to treat high blood pressure, pain from ear infections, arthritis, burns, wounds, and many other ailments. Some people use olive oil as an intestinal cleanser.

Home Remedies for Life recommends simply taking a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil twice a day. If that does not move the bowels, try following the oil with a piece of fruit.

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If a straight tablespoon of olive oil is too tough to take, try mixing it in with a glass of orange juice or coffee. It can also be mixed with lemon juice or a cup of warm milk. Lemon juice is considered another cure for constipation.

The International Olive Council says that olive oil affects many parts of the digestive system and also prevents cholesterol from being absorbed. Olive oil can also help reduce reflux, increase the feeling of fullness, and prevent gallstones.

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