An Aperient is an herb that acts as a mild or gentle laxative, softening the stool without acting as a purgative.

Commonly used aperients include Agar Agar, Figs, Flax Seed Licorice Root, Olive Oil, Prunes, Raisins, Rose Hips. [1]

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