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Prune Juice, Bran, and Apple Sauce for Constipation

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Recipe 1 cup applesauce 1 cup coarse, unprocessed bran 3/4 cup prune juice Mix all the ingredients together. They will turn into a pasty, stiff glop about the consistency of peanut butter. After mixing, it should be kept refrigerated. Take one or two tablespoons daily and wash it down with a full eight ounces of water.

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My best friends--
I had saved this recipe-but I can not find it anymore !!
I am 81 and I realy have to use it--but I thought, that it was mixed with grinded flaxseed ???? I am wrong ??
I will buy your book, which has all the "Home remedies"!!
I never missing your articles
in our "Palm Beach Post"
sincerely Eleonore

I have used a variation of this for elderly patients with good success. Instead of prune juice, I used cooked prunes and added one cup of Cool Whip (or any brand). Mix in blender & eat 1/4 cup a day. Increase gradually if necessary. One woman did not like puddings, so I spread it on graham crackers--even more fiber!

Plum juice has the same affect as prune juice, and also has a better flavor--not as thick.

When are the best times to use this stuff?

This was in my recipe box, and I used it when I was a caregiver for my husband. It is an amazing formula, but don't forget the water!

Where do I find coarse, unprocessed bran? What do I ask for at a health food store?
I read someplace to not use oat bran in this recipe. Is this true?

I tried this with ground flax seed instead of the wheat bran & have terrific results. Apple juice in lieu of prune is tastier. I eat approx 2 tbs morning and night & am proud to say I'm regular again! I shared this remedy with all my family at the holidays & they are grateful.

This is what we call power pudding!! We use this in the nursing home all the time. It does the trick!!!

I tried the constipation trio: bran flakes, prune juice, & applesauce for about a month. It did not work for me. My sister, who is an RN recommended it to me. Now I am back to taking abdominal injections of Relistor (RX only). I hate taking shots, but it is the only thing that I've found that works.

Have a problem. Used different products like Benefiber, etc. but didn't do much good. Rely on suppositories but would like to try just prune juice. How much to drink per day? Thank you.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: YOU WILL NEED TO EXPERIMENT TO FIND WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU. START WITH 6 OZ AND ADJUST FROM THERE.

When I worked in a adult foster care home we did a recipe of
Applesause, cut up prunes, and ( ??? ). Does anyone know the missing item? It did work great. I am also going to keep this remedy.
Thank you

I have used this recipe for years - as I have bowel ups and downs due to MS. I lost my recipe, and thus found this one today - I have to say that the percentage of how useful this substance is should rate at least above 50% in the community of people whom I know who have used it. In my family alone, it has helped many from mom-in-law to my own grandkids as toddlers -

This recipe is a win/win deal. No doubt about it - regularity is its claim!

We renamed it to "POWER PUDDING"!

I have used this for patients that I see and it tends to work quite well! However, if you still have problems with constipation, you may have a pelvic floor dysfunction. You should see a WOMEN'S (and men's) HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPIST to help you with this problem!

Two thumbs up! Heard on UNC-TV and used myself with success... also on my son recovering from side-effect of pain medication taken for ankle surgery. You don't have to be a senior citizen to appreciate!

Too much SUGAR & too many ingredients. Depending upon body weight, 1-3 prunes every other day will help regulate your bms...& I first boil the prunes & toss the sugary liquid 2x before eating the prunes.

Have used this approach for 25 years & at age 65 take no Rxs!

What is the consensus on mineral oil. One of my dogs has a chronic problem with constipation. He was diagnosed with 'garbage gut' a term our vet used to describe intestinal injury due to living his early life scavenging in the bush. The poor bugger had a tough time until Doc recommended a small amount of mineral oil with each meal. Now he is having trouble free movements and when I have the occasional slow time of it will ingest a tsp or so and also experience smooth results w/o any painful churnings or gaseousness. He has been on this treatment daily for over 3yrs w/o any noticeable contraindications. Would love any other feedback. Thank you - D

People's Pharmacy response: For humans, mineral oil should be reserved for very occasional treatments. It can prevent the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (such as A, D, E and K) if used on a regular basis.

Does this concoction work on people whose constipation is caused by narcotic pain medications?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: We suspect it would, but we do not have proof.

This was recommended by a doctor it works really well!!!

I got this recipe from my uroligist and just started using it. has anyone else had issues with too loose with this? I am doing the minimum of 2tbsp per day, but seem to be having very loose stool. just curious if anyone else had this issue.

My Step Mother was a registered nurse. When my Father had Parkinson's Disease she gave him prune juice daily. I now also have Parkinson's and find prune juice very helpful. Evidently constipation is a symptom of Parkinson's.

I was looking for something to help my eight year old go easier. If I gave her a tablespoon, would it be too much?

can they be use for toddlers..for age of 3 years old?

I need help ... I am in constant pain from scar tissue as a result of multiple abdominal surgeries. First a liver transplant in 2000 and (2013) small intestine adhesions. (Opened up a second time) I take a 4 mg Dilaudid tablet and a 10 mg Oxycodone slow release tablet. I have chronic gas and slow small stools. I have tried many home remedies for constipation. Is there a magic bullet for narcotics?! I have tried to reduce pain meds but cannot tolerate the abdominal pain. Help!

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