To relieve constipation, in addition to consuming foods rich in fiber, it is important to increase water consumption in order to lubricate the feces and encourage their expulsion

Constipation is one of the most common digestive disorders in the population. It is produced by changes in bowel habits , which generates difficulties to evacuate stool normally.

Those who suffer from it have to make more effort to defecate  and, most of the time, it takes three or more days to feel the need to go to the bathroom.

Along with the inability to eliminate waste, abdominal pain, accumulation of gases and a strong sense of heaviness are triggered.

In addition, due to the toxins that are retained in the colon,  in many cases there are complications that must be addressed by the doctor.

Because of this, it is essential to adopt habits that help stimulate bowel movement, especially when the condition is in its early stages.

To this end, we would  like to share a homemade plum-based syrup  that, thanks to its high fiber content, helps to control this problem.

Do not stop trying!


Homemade syrup for the treatment of constipation is an alternative remedy that  helps stimulate the movement of the intestine  to facilitate the elimination of hard and dry stools.

It is obtained from the combination of prunes with lemon juice, two ingredients rich in fiber and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Its laxative properties act as an “agent” of cleaning the colon , removing the waste retained inside without altering the pH of the bacterial flora.


Plums come from the  Prunus tree , a species of the Rosaceae family  . The fruit, which is also known as drupe, is characterized by having a fleshy interior with a seed that surrounds a woody endocarp.

For years they have stood out as  one of the best remedies against constipation and slow digestion , not only because they promote intestinal evacuation, but because they reduce inflammation and excess acidity.

  • They contain high amounts of dietary fiber , a nutrient that helps give volume to the stool to facilitate its elimination.
  • This substance also decreases the accumulation of bad cholesterol (LDL) and anxiety for food.
  • Although they are low in calories, it is a very energetic food, since it contains natural sugars that are used as fuel for the cells.
  • It is a prebiotic food, that is, it benefits the intestinal flora by serving as food for healthy bacteria.
  • In addition, thanks to their contributions of essential minerals, they  are ideal to combat inflammatory imbalances and fluid retention.


Preparing a homemade syrup to combat constipation has several advantages:

  • It is more economical than many commercial laxatives.
  • It does not contain aggressive chemical substances.
  • Does not produce unwanted side effects.
  • It can be taken several times a week.
  • Provides an extra energy and nutrients for the body.

For this reason, below,  we will share in detail the simple recipe so you do not hesitate to try it.


  • 10 prunes
  • The juice of a lemon
  • ½ glass of water (100 ml)


  • Blender
  • Glass jar with lid


  • Add the prunes in the glass of the blender and then add the juice of one lemon and half a glass of water.
  • Process the ingredients for 2 or 3 minutes, making sure they are well integrated.
  • After obtaining a homogeneous and thick product, store it in a glass jar with a lid and refrigerate it.


  • If you are going through a period of constipation punctually, consume 3 tablespoons of syrup before breakfast, 3 tablespoons at mid-morning and 2 tablespoons in the afternoon.
  • If the clogging is chronic, consume higher doses until normal bowel function is restored.
  • To prevent constipation, take 2 or 3 tablespoons a day.


Keep in mind that, in addition to consuming this natural remedy, you should review your  eating habits  to  eliminate those products that may influence the appearance of constipation:

  • Refined flour
  • Sugars
  • Embossed meats
  • Frying and canning
  • Foods rich in sodium

Added to this, it  seeks to increase the consumption of water and foods with fiber , since both are determinants to maintain optimal intestinal functioning.

If the condition is persistent, even applying these tips, consult the doctor to determine if it is due to a disease of greater care.