Ever heard of using star anise to treat constipation?

(5 Posts)
zoobaby Sun 17-Mar-13 20:38:20

Well I guess it does work on adults as the person telling me about it said it worked for her and DCs. Since they are used in a fair bit of cooking I guess it'd be safe for pregnant women(?). Just not sure about little ones.

JollyYellowGiant Sat 16-Mar-13 22:34:47

Prunes work, by the way. DS can't have them as he rapidly gets explosive bowel movements.

JollyYellowGiant Sat 16-Mar-13 22:33:52

Does it work on adults? grin pregnant and suffering

zoobaby Sat 16-Mar-13 22:32:49

Just to clarify, I'm trying to build up my knowledge bank of things to try should the need arise. So far I have diluted OJ or prunes, and avoid bananas.

zoobaby Sat 16-Mar-13 22:30:32

I heard that soaking a star anise in boiling water, then cooling before giving to LO is a good remedy for constipation.

Can this be right?

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