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Natural laxatives, in the form of certain herbs, spices, and other foods, have been used to help alleviate constipation for over 2,000 years. It is safe to say we have known for quite some time just how important it is to be regular. A natural laxative might be used with other methods such as nutritional therapy, herbalism, and naturopathy. There are specific medications that can help alleviate constipation and other digestive issues, but they are not considered natural. Keep reading to learn more about natural laxatives.

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1. What Are Natural Laxatives?

Laxatives help to regulate your digestive system and relieve constipation. Natural laxatives, unlike store-bought laxatives, are much safer. There’s a good chance you may have some in your house already. Foods such as coffee, yogurt, leafy greens, flax seeds, and chia seeds are natural laxatives. Fruits like apples, kiwi, berries, pears, and prunes are high in fiber, which can also help regulate your bowel movements.

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