8 Natural Remedies that Make You Poop

The frequency of bowel movement varies from person to person but a range of three times a week to three times a day is healthy. You should see a physician if you haven’t passed stool in three days. Lack of bowel movement can have unpleasant and dangerous side effects.

If you’re not passing stool regularly it means you’re constipated, and chances are you’re experiencing bloating, abdominal pain and pain when going to the bathroom. Before you opt for laxatives to ease your constipation, try the natural remedies below. They will treat your constipation and make you poop.

1. Coffee

If you drink coffee regularly, you know that it can send you to the bathroom right away. Researchers explain that when you drink coffee it stimulates digestive muscles, which makes you want to poop.

Keep in mind that caffeinated coffee is 23 percent more effective at stimulating your gut than decaffeinated coffee.

2. Soluble Fiber

You’ve probably seen me recommend soluble fiber to those who want to lose weight. It fills your stomach and reduces your chances of overeating.

High intake of soluble fiber has also been shown to improve bowel movement. Unfortunately, one study found that fiber might not ease other constipation symptoms, despite increasing bowel movement frequency.

Get soluble fiber from nuts and seeds, barley, lentils, fruits, vegetables, beans, and peas.

3. Prune Juice

Prune juice or prunes will send you to the bathroom more often.  Some sources say that prunes are more effective than other sources of fiber. They work because they contain sorbitol, a substance that works as a laxative by drawing water into the large intestines, which allows stool to pass.

4. Flaxseed or Olive Oil

One study found that taking 4 ml of flax oil or olive oil helped ease constipation in patients. It’s worth noting that only the flaxseed oil group saw improvement in bowel movement.

5. Water

You probably know that inadequate water intake causes constipation. Therefore, increasing your water intake to two liters a day will make you poop regularly.

Remember that water only eases constipation for those who are dehydrated. It may not be helpful if you usually drink enough water every day.

6. Ginger Tea

Ginger is probably the most popular herb for digestive problems. It will stimulate your digestion and help ease your constipation. You may also want to try dandelion and peppermint tea, since both of these also improve digestion.

7. Exercise

Did you know that exercise stimulates your digestive muscles, which makes it easier for stool to pass?

Any exercise will help, but I’ve found crunches to be very effective at promoting bowel movement. Try these crunch variations to see if they can help you, too.

8. Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit is a good source of fiber and research shows it can help get your digestive tract moving.

Which natural remedies make you poop?

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58 comments

Sophie A
Sophie A2 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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Latoya Brookins
Latoya B14 days ago

Good to know. I'm often constipated.

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Graham P
Graham P15 days ago

I''m beginning to think Care 2 has an obsession with Poop the number of articles related that have appeared recently.

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W15 days ago

Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W15 days ago

Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W15 days ago

Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W15 days ago

Thank you for caring and sharing

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Diane W
Past Member 15 days ago

I eat kiwis everyday and I leave the skin on as you get 3 times the fiber when you do. I poop up a storm.

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Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga15 days ago

thx

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Janis K
Janis K16 days ago

Thanks for sharing.

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