Information on Constipation

DescriptionConstipation 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.
Treatment PlanA 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.

Herbal Remedies for Constipation

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Yellow Dockbowel tonertincture, tea
Psyllium Huskbowel tonermixed with water
Cascara Sagradalaxativetincture, capsule, tea
Buckthornlaxativetincture, capsule, tea
Butternutlaxativetincture, capsule, tea
Rhubarblaxativetincture, tea
Sennalaxativetea, capsule
Tamarindlaxativetea, fruit pulp

Herbal Remedies for Constipation with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Constipation, chronicPsyllium Huskwhole herb in water