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Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) for constipation?

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I came accross some place online that said a couple teaspoons of Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) dissolved in a little water, will make you have bowel movements and relieve constipation, but without giving you painful cramping pains, is this true?

ETA -this is for myself, an adult, NOT child.
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My DH can't bathe in Epsom salts for this very reason! It gives him the poops right away, lol.
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Even taking a bath with a largish handful of Epsom salts may be helpful.

There are directions on the container of Epsom salts for how much to use in water for laxative purposes.
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Children can use it too, at least according to the bag I have.

You can also use it as a soak for bruises, in the bath and to fertilize your outdoor plants. (At least those are the uses I can remember from my bag of it.)
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