Natural Laxatives Against Constipation
Drinking plenty of water is always helpful and most fruit and many fibrous vegetables act as natural laxatives.  Vegetables as natural laxative foods Carrot- Carrot is high in pectin content.  It is very important to drink at least eight full glasses of water a day, or the digestive track will become blocked and uncomfortable.  Maintaining a properly balanced diet rich with natural laxative foods is a sure way of keeping the intestines and colon healthy ensuring regular and healthy bowel movements.  Some natural help is available Foods that have special recognition as laxatives include almonds, apricots (dried), avocados, chicory, coconut, dandelion (yes get out in your garden and eat those dandelion leaves, so long as they have no chemicals on them!  Here the soluble fiber helps to soften the stool and turn into a gel like sponge.  Eating a few prunes or drinking a glass of prune juice once a day usually will take care of any problems a person has with constipation.  This is only a short-term solution and does not solve the problem sensibly and can cause side-effects.


Barberry (do NOT use during pregnancy), butternut bark, cascara sagrada can be used to flush the colon and help release waste.  Aloe-Vera- The bulk of aloe vera leaves is rich in enzymes, water and some compounds called phytonutrients.  Food rich in soluable fiber is commonly known to act as a natural laxative.  Dietary fiber helps move waste products through the body for their elimination, reducing the risk of constipation.  All these nutrients help to give relief from congestion and allergy.  Prune juice is one of the better known natural laxatives.  Avoid those made from concentrate and try to always buy organic juices. 

When a person eats food rich in fiber, his or her stomach acids work to break the fiber down into soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.  Regular constipation can lead to severe stomach and intestinal difficulties.  They help in the creation and flow of bile. 


Rhubarb contains a natural laxative chemical.  Water is essential to many bodily actions and elimination of waste is very high on the list.  Prune juice is a natural laxative containing ‘dihydrophenylisatin’ which assists regular bowel movements.  Broccoli- Broccoli increases the amount of glucosinolate in your system.  A variety of delicious juices can be made if you have a juicing machine, alternatively fresh juices can be purchased.  

Natural Laxatives Using Diet Food & Herbs               

Whole Wheat Bread Sliced image by Jaimie Duplass from Fotolia.com Natural Laxatives Using Diet Food & Herbs Overview Constipation is a common digestive concern for many people that may be due to a poor diet, stress or underlying health conditions.  Regular constipation can lead to severe stomach and intestinal difficulties.  Broccoli Cabbage Chicken Broth (canned) Chicory Chocolate Coconut Coffee Dates Dried apricots Endive Escarole Figs Flaxseed Garlic (raw) Grapes Mangos Molasses (trytsp in water) Okra Olives Olive Oil Papayas Parsley Peach/Apricots Pears Persimmons Pineapple Plums Rhubarb Soybeans Spanish onion Spinach (raw) Sunflower seeds Turnips Walnuts Watercress Wheat germ Recipes and herbals Lemon juice in warm water or tea can be effective. 

Senna known to Arabian physicians as early as the ninth century as a food and dietary supplement, is an effective and long-established remedy for constipation.  Use them for only as long as needed to let your body establish its own natural rhythm.  ), dates, endive, figs, flaxseed, grapes, mango's, olive, papayas, parsley, persimmons, pineapple, prunes, rhubarb, soybeans, turnips, walnuts, watercress.  Barberry (do NOT use during pregnancy), butternut bark, cascara sagrada can be used to flush the colon and help release waste.  Water is essential to many bodily actions and elimination of waste is very high on the list.  Psylium Husks are other forms of natural laxatives that are sold throughout the world.