im not big on home remedies but my mother has so much trouble with constipation that hospice gives her 9 stool softeners per day. i read a forum consisting of heroine junkies the other day and most of them recommended rehydrated chia seeds . i finally got mom to try some today and this evening she got the desired results. i fail to see what a junky could gain by ,making stuff up. i wondered if anyone else had ever tried them. of course ill keep everyone informed . as slimy as these little seeds get when rehydrated im surprised gravity alone doesnt put them thru you in minutes..