Laxatives are foods, compounds or even drugs taken to relieve constipation or induce bowel movements.
It is possible to use homemade laxatives instead of buying over the counter drugs.
If you consistently have less than three bowel movements per week then you are constipated.
Or at least that is the general recommendation.
I myself have a bowel movement anywhere from one to three times a day.
I don't know if that is what should be normal for most people but it is normal for me and when I don't have those bowel movements I feel constipated.
When you suffer from constipation there are many natural laxatives you can try instead of the sometimes harsh over the counter medications.
Natural laxatives are very easy to find in your local supermarket or health food store.
My own favorite natural laxative is prune juice.
If prune juice doesn't work and you're a coffee drinker, you might want to try something called the bomb.
It consists of:
Warm it up and drink right before you go to bed. When you wake up you should know why it is called the bomb.
If you aren't a fan of coffee (like me), then you can try the salt water flush instead. It will clean you out completely. What you need is natural water and unrefined sea salt. Here are the instructions:
Put aside one or two hours for this one, when it takes effect you'll want to be near a bathroom.
One of the best ways to keep your body clean, healthy, and functioning properly is to do a colon cleanse.
You can also buy a professionally formulated herbal colon cleanse, which has been formulated to effectively and safely eliminate constipation, toxins, and clean your body..
I've done a lot of research on the best colon cleansers, and I have to say, there are a lot of bad ones out there. The one I think is best - and that I recommend - is DrFloras colon cleanse.
They even offer a long money-back guarantee in case it doesn't work for you.
I'm very careful with what I recommend. I only recommend products that are 100% natural, safe, and effective, which is why I really like DrFloras.