Natural Laxative Liquorice & Molasses Balls

Liquorice & Molasses Balls

These tasty bite-sized treats are a great natural way to relieve constipation.  Both liquorice root and molasses have a gentle laxative effect on the colon.  These are easy to make and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. 



  • 2 tablespoons liquorice root tea (100% dried liquorice herb)
  • 2 tablespoons non-sulphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon coconut
  • Approximately 4 tablespoons of additional coconut to roll the balls in



  1. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the additional coconut using a small bowl.
  2. You may need to add a little more coconut if the mixture is too wet or a little more molasses if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Take a small amount of the mixture, equivalent to about the size of a large blueberry, and push the mixture together between your fingers to form a ball, then roll the ball in coconut.
  4. Wash and dry your hands after every 4 or 5 balls as the mixture is quite sticky.



Chew 2 balls well, then wait at least two hours before having another 1 ball.


Liquorice root, (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a great natural sweetener and can be used in cooking and baking, also to sweetener hot drinks and taken as a tea on its own.  The root of the plant is harvested after approximately two years of growth and it is dried then cut or shredded for both medicinal and culinary use. 



This recipe is suitable as a short-term solution to constipation – if symptoms persist or you have a history of constipation, please consult your healthcare professional.  Long term use of liquorice root is not recommended due to its potassium-depleting effects.  Please check our website for a full list of warnings and contraindications before you purchase liquorice root.

Recommended Posts