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.
1 cup Apple Sauce
1 cup Oat Bran or unprocessed Wheat Bran
¾ cup prune juice
Begin with 1-2 Tablespoon each evening mixed with or followed by one 6-8 ounces cup of water or juice. This should help to soften and regulate your bowel movements within 2 weeks. If no change occurs, slowly increase serving to 3-4 Tablebspoon. You should plan on making this a part of your daily routine for the rest of your lifetime.
This may be stored in your refrigerator or freezer. 1 to 2 tablespoon servings may be frozen in sectioned ice cube trays or in foam plastic egg cartons and thawed as needed.