Tamarind Syrup Against Constipation

Updated: Nov 03, 2020

Tamarind Syrup Against Constipation
General Information
  • Syrups
  • Oral
  • Easy
  • 45 minutes
  • About 2 cups


  • Water
  • Tamarind
  • 2 cups of Water
  • 1/2 cup of White Sugar
  • 6 Tamarind (pods)


Relieve constipation with this gently laxative herbal syrup, which takes advantage of tamarind's laxative properties to stimulate the intestines and promote quick bowel movements.

  1. Remove the outer shells from the tamarind pods.(1 minute)
  2. Pour the water into a saucepan, add the tamarind pods, and boil for 30 minutes.(30 minutes)
  3. Strain the pods from the liquid and discard them. To the liquid, add the sugar and boil until it thickens to the desired consistency.(10 minutes)
  4. Let it cool before storing in a bottle.(4 minutes)

Store this syrup in the refrigerator. Whenever passing stool becomes a problem, take half a tablespoon every half an hour (without exceeding 1.5 tablespoons per day). This laxative should not be used long-term in order to avoid developing on a dependency on it for bowel evacuation. Use only occasionally and when needed.