Troubled by constipation? It’s time to try out ghee and hot water

Consumption of ghee is not only beneficial for health but can also provide relief from constipation. So, read the benefits of ghee and know the special recipe told by my mother to get relief.
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Ghee and hot water can work wonders for constipation. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Team Health Shots Published: 8 Oct 2022, 15:30 pm IST
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From making you feel uncomfortable to stomach ache, constipation can bother you. If you are suffering from it and tired of taking medicines or doing hit-and-miss with home remedies, here’s a a desi hack for you to manage constipation. This Ayurvedic hack was shared by my mom a few days back when I was suffering from constipation.

Due to working and sitting for long hours in one place and lack of physical activity, the problem of constipation is increasing nowadays. If you are also facing a similar problem, then hot water and ghee are very effective in getting rid of this problem. If you’re not convinced to try this home remedy, read the benefits of ghee and know how it can help you.

Know how ghee and hot water can relieve constipation

My mom says that ghee lubricates our digestive tract, so that the bowel movement can be done easily. Also, when mixed with hot water, it can make your solid poop soft. Apart from this, hot water can also help in flushing out the waste from the body. It proved very effective for me.

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Ghee is good for your health! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

After listening to my mom, to get more information about this, I did some research about it and spoke to an expert. Here’s what I came to know.

Also, read: Avoid eating ghee if you have these 5 conditions, says nutritionist

Read the benefits of ghee and hot water to get rid of the constipation

Dimple Jangda, Ayurvedic health coach and founder of Prana Healthcare Center, says, “Ghee helps to lubricate our body and cleanses the intestinal tract. It improves the circulation of waste and reduces the risk of constipation.”

According to a study published in the Polish journal Przeglad Gastroenterology review, ghee is a rich source of butyric acid. The study also states that the consumption of butyric acid improves intestinal metabolism and helps in the movement of stools. At the same time, it also reduces abdominal pain, bloating and other symptoms of constipation.

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Ghee can solve your constipation problem! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Ghee is the best natural laxative. Along with this, it can help in many things like increasing bone strength including weight loss, getting good sleep.

What is the right way to consume ghee and hot water?

Mix one spoon of ghee in a glass of warm water and take it on an empty stomach in the morning. You can drink it everyday, taking care that the water should not be too hot.

Constipation occurs when the digestive tract, intestines and colon – become hard and dry. The lubricating properties of ghee help by softening the system and help in easy removal of waste from the body.

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