Prunes for Constipation

Regardless of age and gender, constipation is one of the common gastrointestinal problems faced by many people. Constipation occurs when it is difficult and painful to defecate the stools. This happens when the colon absorbs the water from the stool when it stays in the intestines for a long time.

Dehydration, lack of fiber intake and lack of physical activity are the major reasons for constipation. Home remedies like prunes, baking soda, olive oil and castor oil are the safe and effective laxatives to treat constipation. In this article, let’s discuss prunes for constipation and their effectiveness.

Are Prunes Good for Constipation?

  • Soluble Fiber: Soluble fiber improves the digestive system by stimulating a wave movement of intestinal muscles (peristalsis) which moves the food through digestive system. It breaks down the blockages causing constipation by absorbing the water. It also helps in proper absorption of nutrients.
  • Non-soluble Fiber: Non-soluble fiber is not digestible and pass through the body without harming. Insoluble fiber draws up large amount of water and bulks up the stools. This makes the bowel pass freely and decrease the transit time. It encourages growth of healthy bacteria in the gut to improve digestion.
  • Sorbitol: Prunes contain 15% sorbitol which helps in drawing back the lost water content into the colon. This helps to loosen and soften the stool.
  • Dihydrophenylisation: It is a chemical substance present in the prune’s skin. It stimulates the movement in the intestines, increases fluid secretion which softens the stools.
  • Active Digestive Enzymes: Vitamin A, potassium and various minerals are present in prunes which help to activate the digestive enzymes. The activated digestive enzymes help to move up the stools quickly through the colon and rectum. The potassium present in it draws back the water lost, strengthens the colon against harmful bacteria.

Prunes Are Powerful

Prunes for ConstipationPrunes are also known as dried prunes, and they are considered to be one of nature’s most powerful laxatives. The sorbitol, and the fibers found in them are effective for relieving constipation. They can be given to children as well as adults, but you may want to disguise the taste. You can mix prune juice with other fruit juices, or you can freeze it into an ice pop.

Prunes or Prune Juice – Which one is Effective?

To treat constipation, you can either consume prunes or prune juice. You have to choose one of them as per your problem. For example, prunes are rich in fiber which may result in bloating and gas. If a little bloating is ok for you then you can choose prunes or else it is better to go with prune juice. While selecting prune juice make sure to avoid the ones which contain added pulp. Added pulp again contains fibers which lead to bloating.

What is the Right Dosage of Prune to Treat Constipation?

If you are wondering how many prunes for constipation one should take, here is your answer! General recommendation for constipation is 50gm dried prunes in a day. Approximately, 7 medium sized prunes will weigh 50gms. The amount of prunes should be adjusted as per your constipation state.

Mild Constipation: 3 – 4 prunes per day is enough to provide relief.

Moderate Constipation: 6 – 9 prunes per day is advisable. This dosage can also be used if you want to start a bowel movement even when you are not particularly constipated.

Severe Constipation: 10 – 12 prunes per day. If this dosage is not working for you, then consult a doctor right away.

Note: Sometimes, having more than required doesn’t provide results. Adding more fiber doesn’t always stimulate a bowel movement. In fact it dehydrates the body which worsens the problem. So, it is very important to stick to the right amount of prunes consumption per day. It is advisable to start with a lower dose and increase as required.

How Many Prunes to Relieve Constipation?

If don’t like eating prunes then you can just drink prune juice.

For Adults: 4 – 8 ounces of prune juice in the morning ensures a proper colonic stimulation. If didn’t have a bowel movement since 3 days then take 3 glasses of prune juice a day. Drinking a glass of water before prune juice increases the effectiveness.

A glass of heated prunes juice in the morning leads to bowel movements in the evening. A glass of warm prune juice before going to bed eases the bowel movements in the morning.

For Infants: As per Mayo Clinic, 2 – 4 ounces of prune juice is advisable. Adjust the amount as per the need. If you’re using prunes for baby constipation, 2 ounces of prune juice per day should suffice. If the child doesn’t like the juice, try prune juice Popsicle—it is just as effective.

How to Include Prunes in your Daily Diet to Cure Constipation?

There are different ways of including prunes in daily routine. Here are a few of them…

1. Prunes

  • Three dried prunes contain 3.9 grams of fiber, and a whole cup of raw pitted prunes contain 12 grams.
  • Eating prunes for a quick snack will cure your constipation.
  • You can also drink 2 glasses of prune juice a day, or mix prune juice into a banana smoothie for a healthy breakfast.
  • Add chopped prunes to pancake or muffin batter, or sprinkle them onto your salad, cereal, or oatmeal.

2. Prunes with Apple Sauce

This combination increases the fiber content in the body which regulates bowel movements properly.

  • In a bowl, add ¼ cup each of prunes and apple sauce and 1/2 cup of bran.
  • Eat 1 – 2 tablespoons of mixture and drink 6 – 8 ounces of water or juice.
  • Repeat the consumption daily in the evening.

3. Prune Jam

Preparing prune jam is very easy. The prune jam contains a lot of fiber. Here is the process of making prune jam at home.

  • To a saucepan, add 1 cup of chopped dried prunes, 1 cup of chopped dry fruits (fig, apricot or dates) and 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes and remove from the flame.
  • Pour the solution into a jar while it is still hot and cover with a lid tightly.
  • You can store it for few days without refrigeration. Prepare another batch once it finishes as prunes are available around the year.
  • Consume 1 tablespoon of prune jam daily with rice cracker or whole wheat bread.

4. Prune Juice

Most of the people find it hard to make prune juice with dried prunes as they don’t contain any water content. If you are one of them, then this process is for you.

  • Remove the stones from prunes.
  • Soak or simmer dried prunes in water in the ration of (1:5). It helps to soften them a little for juicing.
  • Along with the water, add the soaked or boiled prunes in the juicer.
  • Blend them for few minutes and pour the juice into a glass.

Note: Don’t add more amounts of water as it can make the juice bland. For making prune juice, a masticating juicer works much better than centrifugal juicer.

5. Apple Prune Delight

If you don’t like to drink prune juice alone, then try this recipe as it makes a tasty and amazing drink.

  • Combine 65gms of stoned prunes and 350ml of apple juice in a bowl.
  • Leave the mixture for few hours or overnight.
  • In to a blender, add the apple juice-prunes mixture, 3 tablespoons of yogurt, and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Blend for a minute and pour into a glass to serve.

6. Energizing Breakfast with Prunes

  • In to a blender, add 8 prunes (stoned and ready to eat), 1 apple (chopped), 2 pears (chopped) and content of 1 small carton of yogurt.
  • Blend for a minute and pour into a glass to serve.

7. High Energy Prune Juice

  • Into a blender, add 25gms of prunes (stoned and ready to eat), 125gms of spinach and 2 pears (chopped).
  • Blend until smooth and pour into a glass to serve.

8. Stewed Prunes for Constipation

Stewed prunes are one of the effective ways to treat constipation. For this process, you can either use fresh prunes or dried prunes. If you are using dried prunes, then you can soak them for few hours prior using them. Stewed prunes can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated to keep them fresh.

Recipe 1:

  • Into a medium sized soup pot, add 2 1/2 cup of water and 2 cups of pitted prunes.
  • Bring the mixture to boil on medium-high flame.
  • Once the mixture starts boiling, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Once the prunes are soft, remove from the flame and let the stewed prunes cool down.
  • Eat stewed prunes regularly prevents constipation.

Recipe 2: with Orange Juice

  • Soak 1 pound of pitted prunes in 2-3 cups water. Let it soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  • In the morning, add the soaked prunes, some water, and ½ cup orange juice to a soup pan and bring them to boil.
  • Reduce the heat, add ¼ cup sugar and allow the stew to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Increase heat and boil again for 2-3 minutes and remove from the flame.
  • Let the stew to cool before eating.

Recipe 3: with Lemon Juice

  • Add 1 cup of prunes, 1 ½ cups water, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to a soup pot and Bring the mixture to boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Let the stew cool down and eat it with a few lemon slices.

Other Ways of Including Prunes in Diet:

Apart from prune juice, jam and stewed prunes, below are few ways you can include prunes in diet.

  • For a Middle Eastern inspired meal, you can serve stewed prunes with rosemary braised lamb.
  • Blend stewed prunes into a puree. Add cinnamon powder, coriander powder, honey and yogurt to the prune puree and serve.
  • Add stewed prunes on waffles or pancakes.
  • To make homemade trail mix, combine diced prunes and other dry fruits.
  • If you are looking for a delicious poultry stuffing, then try prunes.
  • You can also add prune puree to lean ground beef before shaping them for burgers.

How Long does It Take for Prunes to Work?

Are you wondering how long for prunes to work? It depends on the level of constipation you are dealing with. You may get relief from few hours to a week. If constipation is left untreated, it can lead to severe constipation.

Precautions:

Though prunes are effective in treating constipation, few precaution should be considered to avoid negative experience.

  • Prunes contain oxalates which are beneficial if taken in small amounts. Excess consumption decreases the body’s ability of consuming calcium. So, you can have to increase calcium content in your diet if you are eating prunes in large amounts or afraid of calcium deficiency. If you have gall bladder issues or kidney stones, then you have to be more careful as inabsorbed calcium can contribute to those ailments.
  • Right dosage is very important when you are dealing with prunes. Excess amounts of prunes cannot be handled by our body. It can lead to gas, bloating, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Observe your body reactions and change the amount of prunes as per it.

If you are experiencing chronic constipation or if consumption of prunes didn’t solve the problem, consult a doctor for professional advice. Also talk to your doctor, if you are experiencing

  • Abdominal or rectal pain
  • Thin stool
  • Blood in stool
  • Unexplained and sudden weight loss

Was this article helpful for you? Do you have any other method that works better than the method mentioned above? Have you tried using probiotics for constipation? Share your experience and suggestions in the comments section below.

60 comments
  1. It would be helpful if this article explained how many prunes to eat based on the severity of your constipation, i.e. mild=eat x# of prunes etc. instead it’s vague on severity vs how many to eat, it just says not to eat too many…but how do we know how much is too much or how severe the constipation is?

    An explanation of severity levels and how to treat each, would be much more helpful.

    1. As explained in the article, the actual range will be 3 – 12 prunes per day to get relief from the constipation. If you have mild constipation then you have to eat 3 or 4 prunes to prevent the constipation. Or if you have medium or just need to have a movement but not feeling particularly impacted then you have to take 6 – 9 prunes per day. Or if you suffer from severe problem then it’s better to take 10 – 12 prunes per day.

      The best thing you have to do is to test eating the above mentioned range per day for a week and see the results.

    2. I bet the number depends on your size. At 6’5″ and 300 lbs, I have a big colon. I was tired of clogging the toilet. Only the stewed prunes work for me. I need 7/day. I don’t like the high sugar content but I’d rather be regular and not in pain. I cut the sugar elsewhere. I will dry making my own. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I am starting with 4 prunes. I heated water in a teacup, added 4 prunes, kept it for 5 minutes. Then I drank the hot water and ate the prunes. Will this help?

    1. I like your idea! How did it work? I do realize this was a few of yrs ago but a very good idea since it also gives you more liquid from the prunes w/o doubling up on prunes and prune juice! Thank you! 🙂

    1. After drink a glass of prune juice wait for 5 hours. If your bowel movements didn’t start this time limit then drink another glass of prune juice.

  3. This stuff works. I didn’t even follow these recipes – I was worried about impaction, when I got constipated after taking antibiotics. I have never really been constipated before, so it was a bit worrying and I wasn’t sure how to get rid of it. I drank a lot of water, I bought some prune juice and a bag of prunes, and literally less than 3 hours later, blockage cleared. This stuff works really well, and I didn’t have to go through the ordeal of laxative drugs.

  4. My pain medications are constipating me. I am taking laxatives and other natural herbs to get relief. Is there anything else I can take to relieve constipation from medication? Do you have a natural and all organic remedy to get relief from chronic constipation?

    1. Prunes are the best laxatives to treat chronic constipation. Try any method mentioned above in the article to get relief from constipation. Apart from that include fibre rich foods in your daily diet.

      1. Probiotics isn’t enough for those with medication due to bad health conditions which gives constipation.

        Without a doubt the prunes work, everyone is different everyones symptoms are different and everyone’s body is different so you have to try and adjust the amount you are waiting to see what works for you.

    2. There is an over the counter medication / supplement called PruneLax, it uses concentrated dried prunes and senna. I use that daily or every other day to stay regular and avoid constipation while on opiates (narcotic pain meds).

      1. Thank you, JD, for your very informative post! I have opiod induced constipation(OIC) & have been doing much research on the issue. I take Amitiza (Lubiprostone) by prescription & received the recommendation to add Miralax by my Dr. today. Finding the specific details I was desiring re:prunes for my condition has been frustrating, however. OIC seems to be in a class of it’s own & what works for others doesn’t seem to apply quite the same way for me. I much prefer to find a healthy, natural “cure” over more meds that aren’t working anyways. Keeping my fingers crossed…Cheers!

  5. I eat 6-8 prunes plus 1 small container of pureed prunes (for babies) per night. This quantity allows me to have bowel movements the following morning. Sometimes on weekends I drink a full glass of prune juice at night. However, it causes diarrhea, as the article states. I use this method sometimes, because I like when my stool is very loose…

    1. Can I continue to eat them every day or is it better to stop for a few days every now and then?

    1. 2 glasses (8 ounce) of prune juice a day—one in the morning and one at night to treat constipation for adults. But if you’ve been constipated for more than 3 days, increase your dosage to 3 glasses a day. Drinking a glass of water before you drink your prune juice will improve your results. Don’t consume more than 3 glasses a day.

  6. I have oic and have been drinking a large glass of prune juice around 20 ounces and for a long time it worked great producing a very wet (diarrhea) bowel movement in 2-3 hours now recently the prune juice has been giving me an upset stomach and not relieving my constipation any suggestions will help.

    1. Daily usage of prune juice have side effects like upset stomach, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Instead of using prune juice daily, make adjustments in your diet that helps to relieve constipation. Increase fibre intake (psyllium husks) and drink plenty of water.

  7. I took my daughter to the doctor he prescribed a miralax. I gave her at least 12 days of miralax once a day it works..now i stopped giving her coz i thought her constipation wont come back..after a week she had trouble again..i can’t give her this stuff everytime ..i dont want her body depend this medicine and also she might get overdose and keep taking her to doctor.. How much i give her( 8 years old ) everday?

    1. Give her prune juice instead of over the counter medications. It is better to start with small dosage of prune juice then you can slowly increase the dosage. Make some tweaks to her diet to avoid the need for laxatives. Give her a banana after meals. Let her drink plenty of water. Make her do some stretches or walking regularly. Increase fibre content in her diet. Avoid oily and fatty foods.

  8. Happy Boy. I am 73 .and had constipation for the last 4 months…after going to doctor many times i tried the internet…..After looking at all the advice i have found the solution for me IN THE EVENIING AT 6 TAKE 8 OZ OF PRUNE JUICE IN A GLASS…..IN THE MORNING WHEN WAKE UP TAKE ONE GLASS OF WATER AND AFTER 15 MINUTES TAKE 8 OZ GLASS OF PRUNE JUICE.. AFTER 3 HOURS IT WAS HEAVEN ON EARTH……………I HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE

    1. Roger, I read your advice just a moment ago and I’m heading out the door to get some prune juice right now.

      Thanks. I’m 70.

  9. My son was 3 years and 4 months old. May i know can he everyday take 4 ounces of prune juice? Everyday take prune juice have side effect or not? Thanks

    1. Taking more amounts of prune juice daily can lead to laxative dependency, diarrhoea or intestinal gas or bloating. Limit the prune juice to no more than 180ml (3/4 of a cup) per day. Daily consumption of prune juice is also not good, so you can give him not more than 2 times a week.

  10. My son has dealt with constipation for last month. He is 15 months old. Doctor wanted to do miralax however I did not feel comfortable with it. So I’ve been giving my son probiotics and also prunes as snacks. I did notice when I have him prune juice mixed with water he was more gassy and his stomach felt bloated. So I’ve been having him eat two prunes a day. But I’m thinking of giving him prunes every other day to help keep his poops soft and regular? I don’t want him to get constipated again however being only 15 months I don’t want to overdo prunes and cause opposite effects or cause his body to depend on them to poop. At his age what would you suggest? This is his first bout of constipation but it was a vicious cycle for like a month and he isn’t back to normal yet. He is doing better w probiotics and I do believe prunes w water intake is helping.

    1. As per your description, prunes are helping him poop. That’s good. You can give him once in 2 days. But to overcome this problem completely, include fibre rich fruits and vegetables in his diet. Make sure he is drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Make sure to give probiotics like yogurt after his meals. Let him play a lot and so some physical activities. I hope this would help him. Let us know how it goes.

  11. I am male 72 years. Suffered from Chronic constipation (Moderate to severe some days. I am using consuming 6 prunes per day (3 prunes in the morning and 3 pruned at night) for the past 2 years.

    Since I could not chew the prunes and making it into a porridge by grinding in a mixie along with one third apple every time and consume it.

    Constipation has been relieved to great extent (though on few occasions I do suffer sometimes)

    Of late, bloating, gas and abdominal discomfort is becoming a problem.

    Please inform me:

    1. for how long period prunes can be take continuously ( on daily basis in the above method)?

    2. If it can be continued, measures to get relief from bloating, gas and abdominal discomfort.

    1. Prunes should not be taken on daily basis. If it is taken on daily basis as our bowel movements will completely depend on it. Bloating, gas and abdominal discomfort are the side effects of taking prunes on daily basis. So, stop using the prunes for stimulating the bowel movements on a daily basis. Treat constipation with some dietary changes like adding fiber content in your diet, drinking plenty of water and so on. You can read this article for more information – http://homeremediesforlife.com/foods-for-constipation/

  12. Usually couple of cups of coffee works real well but I just had surgery and pain medicine which has constipated me. I am trying about 9 prunes to see how that works. Fingers crossed and close to the restroom 🙂

  13. I am having some fooding problems due to which I suffer from constipation on regular basis and gastric troubles also.
    So pls suggest me what to do,as I am doing job outside where fooding is not proper but still I am taking apples,pears,banannas in my diet in order to increase fibre content but it’s also not working.
    Can you give me some advice so that I can feel relax.

    1. Find out which foods are causing the constipation and avoid taking them. Drink plenty of water to moisten the stools and flush out the toxins. Increase probiotics like yogurt and kefir in your daily diet. You can try triphala powder method for some days daily to get regularize the bowel movement. Drink lemon water or lukewarm water on an empty stomach to stimulate the bowel movements.

  14. works like a charm! 6 months of constipation, increased fiber, stool softeners, plenty of water, little to no relief. and in 2 days, 4 prunes a day, completely normal again. 3 a day is my average and that’s plenty. my aunt always swore by them and I used to laugh

    1. The coldness may not be effective in treating the constipation. So, it is better to drink it lukewarm or at room temperature.

  15. Your comment that prunes eaten on a daily basis can cause bowel dependency surprises me. Would that not hold true for other fiber like psyllium or bran? Doctors prescribe psyllium in the form of Metamucil and take it themselves. Please explain your view that daily prune consumption could cause dependency.

    1. Laxative dependency occurs when you rely too much on laxatives to provide regular bowel movements. Because of the sorbitol content in prunes, consuming too many too often can lead to a dependency on laxatives, where your bowels stop responding to the sorbitol stimulus and develop muscle damage. This can lead to increased, cause dehydration and mineral imbalances in your system. Anything consuming more than required amounts for your body can be fatal.

  16. I am 16 weeks pregnant and i am suffering from severe constipation. can i drink Prunes juice or eat prunes during my pregnancy? Is it safe ?

    1. Eating prunes within limits is considered helpful to treat constipation in pregnancy. But eating more amounts of prunes can lead to diarrhea, bloating and flatulence. So, it is better to consult your doctor to know the right dosage as per your medical condition.

  17. I want to know if natural sugar is in prunes or the juice. I had cancer and I am not to have any sugar. Please, I need help.

    1. Both prunes and prune juice contain natural sugar in the form of sorbitol. If you are said not to consume sugar, then we recommend a doctor before taking prunes.

  18. I am constipated since 2 months for unknown reason (probably because of change of diet due to change of country). although i pass stools everyday, it is not like what it used to be. i feel weird in my butt and lower back but i dont really understand whats wrong with me. doctor has provided me with some laxatives last week it seems to work well but i dont really want to be on it for long term. today morning i felt constipated so i decided to take laxative and on top of it i had prunes about 10 pieces, i had horrible loose stools. please suggest what should i do!

    1. As you have taken both laxatives and prunes, it might have led to loose stools. Next time, whenever you feel constipated, take any one of them.

  19. Have been constipated all my life. Two years ago completely changed my diet to only fibrous foods. I eat 12 prunes a day and still don’t go every day although things have improved. I drink 2 litres of water every day. I am 61 years old, should I give up the prunes? Do you think I am dependent on them? What else can I do?

  20. I’m laxative dependant for 8 years after having kids I’ve just gone cold turkey for 3 weeks eating lots of fruit and two meals starting to work but not great I’m starting to eat 50g of prunes as of yesterday do I do this daily or just daily for a week. Thank you

    1. You can eat them daily for a week. Once the bowel movement has regulated, stop eating them. Apart from that drink plenty of water and include fiber rich foods in your diet.

  21. Hi! I’ve been on quite a few Opiates for many years, so it’s a given that I’ve had chronic constipation pretty much the whole time. Lately though I haven’t had a bm in 3 weeks…normal for me is once a week. I’ve had stomach problems as far back as I can remember and about the only thing Dr’s have come up with is GERD and Lactose intolerant, which kinda picks when it wants to act up. In the past when I’d get constipated I’d have something dairy which would usually work but now that’s not even working not to mention that I can’t handle the pain anymore from any type of stimulated type laxative!!! Please what can you suggest and please don’t say to go back to my Dr because they just want to give me more pills especially ones that are stimulated ones due to how long it’s been since I’ve had a bm, I’d prefer going natural ways. Thank you! Btw I forgot to mention that I also have chronic kidney stones. I saw what you said in the article about not eating too many if you have them. But I do drink plenty of water.

  22. I have postpartum constipation and o just drank 8 ounces of prune juice and a glass of water. Im wondering how soon it will work. I have normal bowel movements every day but not since i gave birth and all day i have tried to go because i feel the urgency to go but then it feels like glass coming through. And it results in me giving up.

  23. I am having painful bowel movements due to either hemorrhoids or a fissure. the Physician’s assistant told me today to start eating prunes ( 3-5) per day and to take Miralax as a fiber supplement instead of Metamucil. Would you agree with this? She told me that if the condition hadn’t improved in 2 weeks to consult with a surgeon to have the condition taken care of with surgery. Also, is it okay to take the prunes daily and for how long?

  24. I have a prune cake that my grandmother made that has a buttermilk icing that you would kill for.mI will try to get it listed soon.

  25. Hi, I am 58 yrs old and I i hysterectomy 10 years ago! I was fine but when I had op but after that all these years I have been suffering from constipation! I have different kinds of ailments coz I had been working in the pharmacy and was easy excess for trying them! Been to my GP lots of times, she had suggested Senna tabs for which I am fine using them for few days then constipation hit again! Recently after all these years, I saw a video on YouTube regarding elementing the constipation by taking the juice of dates & prunes! It did work for few days but it’s back to normal! But one thing I noticed that I felt good in health wise! No whatsoever any pain in my body! I felt somehow very content with my body! I am a very fit woman with no other problems! I do take occasionally HRT! My only question is I do have weight gain problem & should I try taking puréed prunes only rather than dates?

  26. Thank you so much for your health information. It is so very important and my doctor has no advice, but simply recommends pills at the drop of a hat, and that’s all. I must admit I’ve become Dr. shy and avoid going for checkups etc. I’ll be doing the prune thing as I’ve just started on Amlodipine and it’s causing severe (for me) constipation. Blessings.

  27. Hi! I’m a 16 year old who’s been dealing with constipation since I was a kid (must’ve been the genes or whatever) until I developed anal fissures that I started to take this condition more seriously. I’ve been having A.F. For three years now, and it was just last year when I started eating prunes and stopped when my stool was already okay and the fissures healed. Unfortunately, constipation struck again and my stool caused another set of fissures. I’ve just recently started eating prunes again, where they worked for the first weeks, but now they suddenly aren’t, for an unknown reason. Now I have stools that are hard to pass regardless of my usual prune intake.

    I think it’s important to mention that I’ve been eating well and drinking more than 2L of water everyday, and I have delayed period. According to my research, approaching that time of the month may cause constipation for some. I’ve also tried other fruits and other remedies but nothing seems to work like the effect that ~*prunes*~ had on me before. Any advise?

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