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Homemade Children Laxative Recipe: Apricot Prune Jam

This apricot prune jam recipe is an easy homemade laxative that adds fiber to your child’s diet.  The best way to relieve constipation in children is through a high fiber diet and exercise. Children need 19 -26 grams of fiber per day depending on their age: Kids 1 to 3 years: 19 grams Kids 4 […]

Prunes vs Plums – Are they the Same?

A prune is a dried plum. California produces more dried plums/prunes than any other part of the world. The fruit’s name was officially changed from “prunes” to “dried plums” by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001. However, many people still use the term “prune”. Prunes are generally known for being a laxative because they […]

Licorice Soaked Prunes Recipe

Licorice is known to be an effective mild laxative. It is not recommended for use by pregnant women as it may increase the risk of premature delivery. Licorice-Soaked Prunes ½ teaspoon licorice root ½ cup water 3 stewed prunes, 3 stewed figs or 2 stewed dates Make a tea by simmering the licorice in water […]

Natural Laxative Tea – Psyllium, Licorice, Senna, Rhubarb

Laxative Tea 3 parts Psyllium seed 3 parts Licorice root 2 parts Rhubarb root (Rheum officinale) 2 parts Senna pods, crushed 2 parts Angelica root Drink as a simple tea/infusion in the evening. Pregnant or nursing mothers should not drink this tea.

Children Homemade Laxative Recipe – Child Constipation Remedy

This home made natural laxative recipe for children is commonly suggested to promote regular bowel function by increasing soluble dietary fiber. These fibers add bulk to the stool by absorbing water in the colon and softening the stool. The bulk stimulates the intestinal muscles causing the softened stool to travel through the colon more quickly. […]