The mixture we have for you today is a powerful natural laxative that you can easily prepare at home. It contains prunes, a fruit rich in fiber that will improve your digestion and treat problems such as constipation. Here’s how to prepare it:


150 gr. of dates

150 gr. of prunes

5 cups of boiled water


Bring the water to a boil, then add chopped dates and prunes and simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Leave it to cool down afterwards and then you can start consuming it. Take a tablespoon of the remedy on an empty stomach in the morning. You can have it alone or mixed with yogurt or cereal.

Another great way to treat constipation is to put a few plums in water and leave them to soak overnight, then consume them in the morning.

Tips on preventing constipation

To treat and prevent constipation, you need to eat foods rich in fiber and drink plenty of water. To increase your fiber intake, you should consume senna leaves and try doing yoga. However, if the problem doesn’t go away for a while, you should consult with your doctor.

You can also try drinking lemon water in the morning which will boost your digestion and help things run smoothly.



  1. Alecia Bailes

    I drink a big mug of warm lemon water every morning before eating and this works very well for me. Apparently the warm water wakes the organs up before digestion begins and the lemon aids the digestion process. I can vouch for this. It really helps me. Good, practical advice.

    1. Ana

      I made the recipe and I am eating it as a treat. Did absolutely nothing for me.
      Why post results that don’t work.

  2. Christina Hahn

    This article is incomplete. It states: “Bring the water to a boil, then add chopped dates and prunes and simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Leave it to cool down afterwards and then you can start consuming it. Take a tablespoon of the remedy on an empty stomach in the morning.”

    It doesn’t list how much of the dates and prunes to include or how much your suppose to drink in a day. Only a tablespoon in the morning?

    Can someone post the info.

    Thank you!

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Christina Hahn,

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Just add a few dates and prunes into the mixture.

      You can consume the drink all together or a tablespoon in the morning.

      Thank you.

      1. maree

        i read this as u use all prunes n dates to 5 cups of boiled water and have a tablespoon on an empty stomach.

  3. Tifffany

    Is this a every day thing for healthy digestive system & detox or for constipation only?

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Tifffany,

      You can take this everyday to improve your digestive system and treat problematic constipation.

      Thank you.

  4. Renae

    How quick does it work? And how long and days does it need to be taken to clear all poop out of intestines? Just that 1 tablespoon a day does the cleansing?

  5. zubaida

    OK .I understand but one who is diabetic? He can’t consume this much sugar…..

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi zubaida,

      Please consult your doctor first before you try this if you’re a diabetic.

      Thank you.

  6. Gillian Pender

    The recipe actually reads


    150g Prunes
    150g Dates
    5 cups water

    Then the recipe – there was an advert in the way!

  7. Bina khan

    Hi can I make it and leave the rest in the fridge for next day or I hv make fresh everyday.

  8. Betty Mayfield

    Hi I just made the recipe but I’m confused since in one of the comments it says to make fresh everyday. Please tell me how to consume this mixture.THANK you!

  9. FIONA

    Just not quite clear, you say to take 1Tbs in morning, then in other comments you have said
    you can consume the lot in 1 day?? And how close by to the loo do I need to be??

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi FIONA,

      Best is to consume in the morning on an empty stomach. Hope this helps.

      Thank you for your comment.

  10. Gail

    Do you strain this before drinking? 1T in the morning leaves a lot to save. Assume you Store in fridge but us it better taken hot or cold?

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Gail,

      My advice is stain it before you drink. Leave it to cool down afterwards and then you can start consuming it. Take a tablespoon of the remedy on an empty stomach in the morning. You can have it alone or mixed with yogurt or cereal. Hope this helps.

      Thank you.

    1. s. hester

      okay. So 2/3 or 1 cup of prunes and same amount of dates. Add to 5 cups of boiling water. Allow to simmer 10-15 minutes. Cool and strain. May be drank hot or cold. Why would you make cups to only use 1 tablespoon ? If it were refrigerated, why couldn’t the remainder be used each morning till it was gone? Rather than waste the prunes and dates could they be used in muffins? Maybe add walnuts ? Would this upset the stomach with it being taken on an empty stomach? or can you eat right after drinking? thank you.

  11. Dacia

    Very good suggestion to cleanse the colon. However,
    If so many people are trying to clarify it means the instructions needs to be reviewed. It is very easy to misinterpret.Can seem a little ambiguous..
    1. People don’t know the equivalence of gram
    2. Take 1 Tbs in the morning, leaves the reader to assume that the rest can be taken any time after even 24 hours.

  12. May


    I’m not quite sure about this. Is ir the liquid that one is supposed to take or the mixture of dates and prunes plus the liquid? Also, if it is just the liquid, then we’ll have to throwaway the fruit, right and why make so much for just 1 tablespoon daily? Did I miss something? Also, it is disgustingly sweet!

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi May,

      I’m confuse with your questions. Please let me know what are you really missing here?

      Sorry about this.

      Thanks for dropping by.

  13. Will

    I have read a number of comments and yet it has not been made clear, you say to take one tablespoon before breakfast, what about the remainder of the five cups, you also say it is best if made fresh every day, can you please be more specific about the intake of the mixture, from what I see many of your readers are confused.

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Will,

      If i read it correctly, you’re confused with the remainder of the five cups? The preparation says 5 cups of boiled water. Not five cups. Once you take a tablespoon of the remedy on an empty stomach in the morning, you can finish the rest of it anytime of the day. Hope this clarify your question.

      Let me know if you have anymore questions.

      Thank you.

  14. Cricket

    Seriously? The author replied to “Will” saying, and I quote, ” …the preparation says5 cups of boiled water. Not five cups.”!!! I was so frustrated with trying to make sense of the recipe and so I decided to read the comments and questions by the readers…which only FURTHERED my confusion! Soooo…by the time I got to the last comment and the subsequent answer that is mentioned above… I was ready to laugh hysterically and throw my tablet through the window!!! I mean “…it says five cups…NOT FIVE CUPS!!!!”. UUUUUUUGH! THIS AUTHOR IS SOME SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID….So…good luck to those who try to make sense of the VERY CONFUSING actions that need to be done to achieve results!!!!

    1. Gloriafuria

      Cricket, I LOVE You comment, bingo, i have the same impression, something’s wrong with the “author” head, people good luck. Cricket don’t throw your tablet. Ha ha ha.

  15. Rita

    Makes perfect sense to me. Make the concoction as directed using 150 grams of prunes and 150 grams of dates (which, by the way, are dried plums) in 5 cups of boiling water. After the mixture has cooled down, take 1 Tbs. on an empty stomach, which would leave me to assume that this is done in the morning upon arising. After the 1 Tbs. has been consumed, drink the remainder of the mixture throughout the day, maybe every 2 or 3 hours, until all is gone. I plan on eating the fruit after each drink. They’re both very good for you, and will not harm you, but rather help enhance the process. Make a new batch before going to bed and repeat the process the next day. Since everyone’s system is different, it will depend on how many times and how often one would have to poo. I hope this helps, but most of all, I hope I comprehended the directions properly. Happy 4th of July Americans!!

    1. Rick Pinney

      Why cant we make the concoction and freeze some of it for days ahaed if we dont use all of it…make it into little ice cubes and throw them in the microwave in the morning…and I thought that it was eat the fruit only from the way it was writen out and put that into the yogurt and have that for breakfast which makes more sense then putting the water in the yogurt Rick

  16. M. M.

    I can definitely understand the confusion. I was as well but after reading 20 comments I finally get it. If admin had taken the time to write more than a few words in the recipe, admin would not have had to answer so many confused people. If admin is just throwing together articles willy nilly for compensation from the advertisers, then I would say go get a real job!

  17. S

    I agree….it appears the author just threw together a phony recipe….I would like to see the scientific backing that it cleanses all of the stuck poop off the walls of the intestine. Just take a glass of prune juice daily and it will do the same as this. Anyone over 80 years old will tell you the same thing. Hey “author” are you Russian? 😅

  18. Jennifer

    Hi readers! I have tried this recipe but you do not take it the whole day, otherwise you will consume a lot of calories. Once a week I do the mixture of equal amount of dates and prunes and 5 times the amount of water. Boil it and cool it and every morning and evening I take about 3 tablespoons of the juice mixed with fruit and it works ok for me. Leave it in the fridge or cool place and consume daily. Too much to consume in one day. Try it.

  19. Darlene

    You people are so rude. What does her nationality have to do with anything. GET A LIFE!

  20. Maggie

    Thakyou Author. I made this and blended together when it cooled. I put it in an airtight container. It is yummy to use each each morning on cereal and natural yoghurt. I did not nor needed to drnk the full amount in one day. If you are very badly constipated i would recommend drinking all in one day. I am just about to make up some more. If you are not sure try first time and just half the ingredients. I don’t understand why everyone finds it so hard to comprehend. Thanks from Maggie

  21. Maggie

    My god no one is forcing any of you to do this. You either read and follow or ignore it. Have you othing better to do than insult people for trying to help other’s with their tried recioes. Not hard to follow. Maggie

  22. Maggie

    By the way Yes this does work if it doesn’t maybe you need to double the dose haha. Not that i would recommend doing that. If you continue for more than a day it has to work. Otherwise i would recommend you see your doctor for severe constipation. Cheers Maggie

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