Systematic review: the effect of prunes on gastrointestinal function

11 Aug 2014E. Lever, J. Cole, S. M. Scott, P. W. Emery, K. Whelan

In constipation, prunes appear superior to psyllium for improving stool frequency and consistency, however, the evidence for other outcomes and the effects in non-constipated subjects is weak

Systematic review
1 effect

Reported Outcomes


Prunes Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Prunes

Constipation Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Constipation
Digestive system

High evidence