You may alter the ingredients as you wish. You can use any dried fruits you choose and remove the chocolate, ginger, etc. I will explain the significance of a few ingredients though.
Slippery Elm Bark- It is very soothing to tissue, removes inflammation and mucous, draws out impurities and helps strengthen and heal affected areas rapidly.
Licorice Root- Very healing to the stomach and digestive tract, soothing, lubricating, and nourishing the intestinal tract, mild laxative, helps in healing ulcers, blood cleanser and detoxifier.
Flaxseed-Soothes mucous membranes in the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts; also for renal and vesical irritation. It is a laxative, helping to expel gravel and stones in the glands.
Ginger - Great for nausea and improves digestion by preventing fermentation and the formation of gas.
There are plenty of over the counter things to take for the bowels, but, none that truly help to cleanse and feed the body so that it can return to it's healthy state. Here we are working on cleaning and nourishing the bowels that will help work on the problem rather than just the symptom.
You may wonder how much to eat. Well, we all have different plumbing, so I would say eat about 4-6 confections, then drink a few glasses of water a little while after. See how things are in about 8 hours or so. If you don't see any affect, eat more. They will help to soften, not liquidate you. They are foods for the body. However, you may want to back off if you are looser than you want. These treats are delicious too remember, not just a medicine. You don't even half to tell people they are medicinal. Enjoy!