The plum is a fruit. Some types of plum are eaten fresh and others are dried to make dried plums (prunes). Both fresh plums and dried plums are sometimes used as medicine.

Dried plums are used for constipation, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Fresh and dried plums are eaten as fruit or made into juice. Dried plums are also made into jam or puree.

How does it work ?

Fresh and dried plum contain fiber and other chemicals that speed up movement of stool through the intestines. This might help with constipation. Dried plum also contains chemicals that seem to reduce bone loss and improve joint health.
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