Chances are, you or someone you know has struggled with constipation at some point. In fact, irregular bowel motions affect 1 in 10 people worldwide, according to stats. Stressful lifestyles, lack of exercise, certain medications and old age are a few examples of what causes constipation for over 60% of sufferers.
Constipation is an uncomfortable and unhealthy condition that many people experience. This article will focus on demonstrating a natural and efficient method to relieve constipation: a DIY laxative made with basic but strong ingredients.
Did you know that this DIY jam can help with constipation?
For those of us who suffer from irregularity, prunes are high in fiber and sorbitol. Sorbitol is a natural sugar alcohol that softens stool and prevents hardening.
Homemade Jam: All-Natural Laxative you can make at Home:
The ingredients you’ll need are as follows:
- Boiled water – 5 cups
- Prunes – 1 cup
- Pitted dates – 1 cup
How to prepare it:
To prepare the prunes and dates, begin by cutting them into tiny pieces. Next, add them to boiling water and wait until they become soft. Once they’re done, turn off the heat before transferring to a suitable container like a jar. Let it cool prior to consumption
You can use it as a sandwich spread or add it to your oatmeal or yogurt. There are several different flavors to choose from!
While constipation is mostly harmless, in some very rare cases it could be indicative of more serious problems like stomach or colorectal cancer. If you experience sharp abdominal pain or bleeding while defecating, see a doctor immediately!