Sea salt is a natural alternative to harsh chemical laxatives. Unrefined sea salt is preferable to refined table salt because it contains minerals that our bodies need. Sea salt laxatives are also used as folk remedies for colds and respiratory infections. Most people prefer to use the sea salt laxative in the evening so as not to be disturbed by work or other commitments. The laxative may be taken in the morning, but be prepared to stay home all day.
Things You'll Need
- 1 quart of water
- 2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt
- Lemon or lime juice (optional)
Boil one quart of water. Let water cool to tea temperature (about 70 degrees). Mix two teaspoons of unrefined sea salt into the water.
Drink the salt and water mixture. Drinking salt water can be difficult for some people. Add lemon or lime juice to offset the taste if this is an issue.
Wait for the laxative to run its course. Make sure you are near a bathroom, as the laxative works quickly.