10 Natural Laxatives That Will Really Help


list of powerful natural laxatives

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From time to time, we all end up feeling a bit constipated. It can happen for a vast array of reasons that many of us have no idea about. Fortunately, there are countless ways to address this nasty problem.

In general, people tend to go for pills and chemical stuff to restore their bowel movement. However, they often do not realize that there are healthier methods to achieve that.

Below are ten natural laxatives you can use to fight constipation. Best of all, these foods have many other health benefits which mean you can work them into your daily diet for an overall improvement of your well-being.

Place #1 – Apples & Apple Cider Vinegar

apples on table

Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but many don’t understand how helpful this popular fruit can be in keeping you regular as well. Two primary forms work wonders for fighting constipation:

  1. Raw – Organic raw apples are high in vitamin C as well as the kind of sugar our bodies need to get going in the morning. They are also rich in digestive fiber called pectins, substances that stimulate your bowels.
  2. Fermented – Apple cider vinegar is also an excellent option for curing constipation and getting your digestive system on track. Except pectins, your body will get malic acid for easing stubborn stool.

If you decide to buy this sour liquid, then you need to choose a brand that is made from organic apples, and that has not been filtered. The best one on the market right now is called Bragg.

Pay attention: Add just one tablespoon of this vinegar to your next glass of water and your intestines will thank you. Trust me. The organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar has many health benefits for your body.

Place #2 – Legumes, Beans & High Fiber Food

dried legumes on spoons

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Foods that are high in fiber like legumes and beans are so easy to add to our diet that it simply doesn’t make sense not to. This food is also quite low in cholesterol, meaning you can consume a generous amount without doing damage to your overall health.

Keep in mind: Beans, for example, can be used to make countless dips and sauces. They can also be easily augmented with spices to create unique and delicious flavors. By pairing legumes with whole grain, your body gets a complete protein with every bite.

Place #3 – Beets

pink beetroot

Beets don’t get used enough in our diets and our meals. It is sad considering how good they are for your body. Except keeping you regular, these vegetables are great for your skin and will assist with weight loss too.

Pay attention: You can also take advantage of their high energy content, by eating them in the morning. Although they’re rich in sugar, the energy isn’t released the same way it would be in the case of sweet, refined snacks!

Place #4 – Drink Enough Water

water with raspberry

About 80% of our bodies are made up of water, and we need its constant supply. However, most people just do not drink enough water throughout the day. This is a shame considering how important this liquid is to our overall health and how easy it is to get.

Among other things, it assists with constipation in two ways:

  1. Firstly, it helps to soften up your stool.
  2. Secondly, it also cures dehydration that can be the main reason you’re not regular.

Keep in mind: If you’re constipated, one of the first things you should do is increase your consumption of liquids to 13 glasses per day for men and 9 for women.

Place #5 – Prunes

plums on tree

Prunes (dried plums) are well known for their effects as natural laxative. But they’ll do far more than help you keep regular! This food is also rich in vitamin A and potassium.

According to one study, the mild laxative action could be explained by their high sorbitol contents, as well as phenolic compounds (especially neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids).

Pay attention: The dried plums has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of both heart disease and cancer.

Place #6 – Flax Seeds & Various Nuts

whole flax seeds

Flax seeds are great for helping cure constipation because these come packed with natural fiber. By drinking enough water, they can absorb liquids and will eventually grow. By doing so, they will force anything in their path out of your bowels.

These are also rich in all-important omega-3 fatty acids.

Pay attention: Other seeds and nuts can go a long way in helping you fight constipation and stay regular. For example, both walnuts and cashews have a laxative effect. But they’re also an excellent source of healthy fats and energy!

Place #7 – Tomatoes

tomatoes in bowl

Tomatoes are a staple of many people’s diets, but you can always use more. These foods are actually fruits and come packed with vitamins K, C, and A — all of which are essential to your body. But these can also go a long way in supplying you with the fiber you need to stay regular.

Ripe tomatoes are rich in riboflavin, a potent antioxidant substance that is responsible for its red color.

Keep in mind: Furthermore, these vegetables are rich in other antioxidants, especially lycopene, that will help your body fight potential dangers like prostate and colon cancer. Just choose the locally grown, organic brands for maximum benefits.

Place #8 – Coconut Water

fresh coconut water

Coconut water doesn’t just taste good. It’s great for your body too! Sweet to the taste and rich in the potassium (K), it helps with clearing out your urinary tract and lowering your blood pressure.

Not only that, this excellent drink can lower your cholesterol levels, reduce your chance of contracting glaucoma and fluid pressure of your eyes.

Although too much of a coconut can result in loose stools you want to avoid, there’s nothing wrong with drinking it daily (in moderate amounts) over an extended period. In case you suffer from a bowel system that won’t move, drinking coconut water can be one of the best things you can do.

Pay attention: You need to keep in mind that we are talking about water from young, green coconuts and not the mature ones! When making your purchase, always choose brands that are pure and not made out of concentrate.

Place #9 – Cabbage

fresh green cabbage

Cabbage is another example of a good solution too many of us overlook despite its affordability and beneficial properties. This vegetable will certainly help keep you regular, and people know it as a natural laxative for years.

There are two primary forms you can use:

  1. Fresh Cabbage – This one has mild to moderate laxative effect mainly because of its fiber-rich content.
  2. Fermented Sauerkraut – This second option has a moderate to strong laxative effect mainly because the fermentation process creates a substance called acetylcholine that promotes the digestive movement.

Pay attention: Furthermore, cabbage will alleviate your digestive tract of toxins as well. An excellent option for your digestive system is sauerkraut that combines the benefits of cabbage with healthy probiotics!

Place #10 – Aloe Vera

aloe vera plant

Most people are familiar with Aloe Vera plant as an amazing way of keeping their skin healthy. But did you know you can also consume it and that there are significant benefits related to doing so?

It’s true. This plant provides you body with around 75 nutrients that include 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active compounds called phytonutrients, enzymes, and a lot of water.

Pay attention: There is a special category of substances called anthraquinones. This group contains a combination of chemicals, especially a liquid aloin, that have been proven very useful for getting rid of constipation.

There are many more health benefits of Aloe Vera, and I highly recommend you to plant your own in a pot as soon as possible.

Final Verdict: Always Go for Natural Options

So I hope you like our collection of awesome and natural constipation remedies. Use these ten foods whenever you feel full to receive almost instant relief!

When choosing these fruits and vegetables, always go for locally grown products that are organic to boost your health to the maximum.

Keep in mind: Do not use options on this list as an emergency solution but try to add these to your typical daily diet to always stay regular and reap countless other health benefits these will bring to you.

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  1. There are no case study citations supporting any of these claims. I was excited about aloe vera until I read more about it on Wikipedia. Studies have debunked any claimed oral or topical benefits as inconclusive and marginal at best. Which sucks to learn. So yeah, don’t believe all the bs that you read online.

  2. I drink at least 2-3ltrs of water a day, eat heaps of fibre filled foods (no bread because I’m allergic) yet I still get constipated. I found that the natural remedies for constipation are a great help, I tried Metamucil but it didn’t help much, I spotted a pamphlet at the doctors when I was pregnant with my second, haven’t bothered with anything else since trying the natural remedies for constipation.

  3. It is so crazy to me, how many of my friends with kids do not feed them enough vegetables! All these natural laxatives are delicious and so good for your body and overall health. I love putting nuts in my salad, especially pecans, they are so tasty and good for you. I will try to drink some apple cider vinegar.

  4. I live in the east coast and my main form of exercise is jogging. But its been such a cold winter that i mainly stay indoors. With that being said I have gained weight, luckily I have incorporated most of these tips and I must tell you Christine, I lost 5 lbs! thanks for the tips and keep them coming!

  5. I find that this list has many of the things that I eat on a day to day basis, minus the aloe. Although I have tried aloe drinks, I just did not know the benefits of aloe. I will continue to drink aloe drinks, as they are tasty and now I know that they are natural laxatives. I still don’t like the taste of prunes, luckily this list has many options for those of us who are picky.

  6. This is a great list of natural laxatives. My daughter went to visit my mother for the summer while I went and taught in Costa Rica. Well, let me tell you, it was terrible, my poor daughter couldn’t go to the bathroom when she came home (grandma didnt make her eat her veggies). I took her to the doctor and he told me to give her an OTC medicine, it still didnt work. Luckily I found this article and she ate prunes and I made her a cabbage soup. I am so happy shes feeling better now.

  7. Christine you are really an amazing blogger! I love the passion that you have for health, it really shows in your writing! I never knew that tomatoes were natural laxatives. I must eat them more. I do agree with you that beets are missing from most peoples diet. I like to eat them in a spinach salad with a bit of goat cheese and apples its a yummers salad lol

  8. Some of these I was aware of, and some of them are news to me. Tomatoes? I have heard a number of ways they are good for you, mostly due to the lycopene in them being used for healthy brain function, but I never thought they were helpful for constipation

  9. Thanks for the list, it was very informative! I already eat most of this stuff, no wonder I go to the bathroom so often ahaha

  10. These are the things my grandmother always used to reccomend -nice to see them again in this list! Vegetables are very useful as a laxative, and I think those should be tried first, and then other stuff.

    • So far on the list I don’t see anything that could really hurt, except for maybe too high a concentration of vinegar. all of this stuff is miraculously healthy for you, and you’ll probably get a lot more benefits than regular bathroom sessions!

  11. i needed this list in my life!!! i have so many issues with this kind of stuff that i might just throw a dice and choose one at random, and then work my way to the rest. hopefully adding these to my diet will help!

  12. Ditto on the legumes. I used to poop maybe once a week before, but since I started regularly eating minestrone soup I’ve been going like clockwork. I feel so much lighter! Prunes are also great, but they’re seazonal and only available in the summer-fall here 🙁

    • I think they qualify as legumes, but green beans work wonders. are they categorized as more of a vegetable, or are they still just plain beans?

  13. I have to send this to my mother, she always has issues with…passing stool. Maybe a good change in diet is all she needs!

  14. I have heard that apple cider vinegar is highly effective for weight loss help however the taste is difficult to get past. The idea of capsules is a good one if they are as effective.

    • Aplle Cider vinegar is wonderful! Is there anything it doesn’t cure? I use it for my arthritis myself, I’ve never noticed any effects on my bowels while I was taking it.