Dried plums with kernels (Prunus domestica)
Plum fruit is a febrifuge, laxative and stomachic. It is an excellent laxative for people with nervous bowel functions. Stewed with water, dried fruit can easily relieve constipation. Two of its compounds, amygdalin and prunasin combined with water form hydrocyanic acid, which acts (in small amounts, since it is otherwise poisonous) as a respiration stimulant, and can improve digestion. Safety: Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.