constipation natural relief
- Drinking herbal teas containing gentle laxatives remedies such as dandelion, chicory and chickweed help
to keep you regular and prevent constipation.
- Flax seed and psyllium are
both safe but efficient intestinal cleansers that provide fiber without all the
added sugar and chemicals contained in their commercial counterparts. Be sure
to drink enough water when supplementing with fiber.
- The use of harsh purgatives, such as aloe juice and
turkey rhubarb should only be used occasionally,
when milder herbs and dietary changes have not been effective.
Cascara Sagrada is a mild laxative, acting principally on the large intestine. It is considered suitable for delicate and elderly persons, and may with advantage be given in chronic constipation, being generally administered in the form of the fluid extract.
- The use of Epsom salts for constipation was a favorite remedy of our grandmothers
that still works today and only costs pennies a dose.