Although most people consider constipation as a disease, it is not one. It is actually a symptom of dysfunctional colon. Women are more likely to suffer from constipation than men. Constipation is divided into two categories – organic and functional. While organic constipation occurs due to any obstruction in the colon the latter – the most common – is the result of dehydration, stress and improper diet. Constipation may also occur due to certain medications such as antidepressants, iron supplements, painkillers, blood pressure medicines and calcium supplements. 90% of the people resort to laxatives to get rid of constipation which also have side effects. Constipation can be easily relieved with home remedies without any side effects. Here are some of the best herbal remedies for constipation.