Herbs for constipation no. 1 – haritaki – Various extracts have been prepared from the powdered fruits. It contains a constituent which has a wide anti- bacterial and antifungal spectrum, and also inhibits growth of E. coli, the most common organism responsible for urinary tract infection.
Herbs for constipation no. 2 – amla – Indian gooseberry have undergone preliminary research, demonstrating in vitro antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Experimental preparations of leaves, bark or fruit have shown potential efficacy against laboratory models of disease, such as for inflammation, cancer, age-related renal disease, and diabetes
Herbs for constipation no. 3 – senna – Sennas have for millennia played a major role in herbalism and folk medicine. Alexandrian Senna (S. alexandrina) was and still is a significant item of trans-national trade e.g. by the Ababdeh people and grown commercially, traditionally along the middle Nile but more generally in many regions around the northwestern Indian Ocean.
Herbs for constipation no. 4 Aloe vera – his member of the lily family is rich in complex sugars, enzymes, minerals and amino acids. The fatty acids found in Aloe Vera are believed to alkalize digestive juices and help prevent the colon flushing out impurities and mucus.
Herbs for constipation no. 5- Psyllium Husk– This is one of natures best sources of soluble fiber. It can help detoxify, cleanse, and refresh your total digestive system. Psyllium’s high fiber content has the ability to stimulate, contractions in the colon so as to help flush out mucus and toxins. Bonus! Psyllium has found to have positive results with individuals with blood sugar or cholesterol issues
Herbs for constipation no. 6 – Cassia Fistula – tropical ornamental tree with a trunk consisting of hard reddish wood, growing up to 40 feet tall. The wood is hard and heavy. It has showy racemes, up to 2″ long, with bright, yellow, fragrant flowers. These flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Herbs for constipation no. 7 – Fenugreek – Fenugreek consists of the dried ripe seeds of a small, southern European herb known technically as Trigonella foenum-graecum L., a member of the family Fabaceae. It is variously referred to as trigonella or as Greek hayseed. The seeds contain up to 40 percent of a mucilage causing them to be used in various poultices and ointments intended for external application.
Herbs for constipation no. 8 – Linum usitatissimum– The flax plant has been known to be cultivated for linseed or flaxseed since very ancient times; it is one of the oldest cultivated plants known to man. For example, excavations of the most ancient Egyptian tombs have come up with flax seeds as well as the flax fiber cloth woven from this plant. Historians and archeologist are also sure that the first linen mentioned in the Bible was spun from flax
Triphala, a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine, is a composite herbal preparation containing equal proportions of the fruits of three myrobalans, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica.
– Triphala corrects constipation, cleanses and tonify the gastro intestinal tract
– Detoxifies the whole body and improves digestion and assimilation
– Triphala reduces high blood pressure and hypertension and improves blood circulation
Terminalia chebula is used to treat many conditions like digestive disorders, irregular fevers, flatulence, constipation. It is the best bowel cleanser and can be helpful emptying the stomach in a safer way.
* It is best mild laxative so work in cleansing the bowels
* It is best adaptogenic agent and hence best general health tonic
* It is a safe astringent agent