Herbal Remedies for Constipation
Constipation is a lack of regular bowel movements. Opinions vary as to how many bowel movements is "normal," but one a day should be considered a minimum.
A high-fiber diet which avoids processed foods is essential. Herbal bowel toners and laxatives are usually recommended. CAUTION: the habitual use of herbal laxatives can be debilitating and lead to dependence.
Herbs Used To Treat Constipation
|Buckthorn||laxative||tincture, capsule, tea|
|Butternut||laxative||tincture, capsule, tea|
|Cascara Sagrada||laxative||tincture, capsule, tea|
|Psyllium Husk||bowel toner||mixed with water|
|Tamarind||laxative||tea, fruit pulp|
|Yellow Dock||bowel toner||tincture, tea|
Herbs Used To Treat Specific Constipation Related Conditions
|Chronic Constipation||Psyllium Husk||whole herb in water|