10 Best Natural Laxatives That Instantly Cure Constipation


Prunes have an image issue, which is why dietitians have started calling them "dried plums." Whatever you call them, though, they do as they're rumored to do: help you go. 

Leafy Greens

Sweet, sweet roughage. Dark leafy greens like kale, Swiss chard, spinach, and cabbage are dense with indigestible fiber—usually around 2 grams per cup.


Fruit is a fibrous food group. But certain fruits like berries, apples, pears, and mangos are particularly high in fiber, with 5 to 8 grams of fiber per serving.


Dark leafy greens may take the crown, but Miller says other vegetables like corn, carrots, and artichokes are also great sources of fiber. "Frozen, fresh, or canned


It's high in soluble and insoluble fiber, it's also found in many high fiber cereals."Her recommendation? "Pair a bowl of Fiber One or All Bran with a big glass of water 

Olive Oil

"The oil makes you slippery, so you can slip out of wherever you're stuck." Well, "that's more or less what happens to your stool when you eat oil." It lubes up your bowels

Castor Oil

"Castor oil is also used to combat constipation," says Dr. Axe. In addition to being a high-fat oil, like olive oil, "it contains something called ricinoleic acid

Fermented Foods

He warns: When you first introduce fermented foods into your diet, you may experience bloating. So start by eating half the recommended serving and gradually working

Magnesium Citrate

The supplement comes in an oral solution and tablet form. If you're using it to make a bowel movement happen ASAP, opt for the oral solution form.

Senna Tea

But a cup of senna tea (made from the senna herb) is particularly effective, she says, and a must for non-coffee drinks. In fact, it's an FDA-approved natural laxative.

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