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Natural Constipation Relief


Ground flax seed lubricates
the digestive tract

Aloe Vera Gel * Butternut * Cascara Sagrada * Castor Oil * Chickweed * Flax seed * Hemp Oil * Psyllium * Turkey Rhubarb * Yellow Dock *

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States, resulting in about 2 million doctor visits annually. The most common cause of constipation is a diet lacking in fiber. Constipation can lead to a build up of toxins, which can cause numerous health problems. Constipation and digestive distress are common side effects of iron supplements. A spoonful of molasses with 10-15 drops of yellow dock root tincture in a glass of warm water is a better way to increase iron and improve elimination.


  • 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.

Constipation Remedies


See Also :
  • Cholesterol : High cholesterol is directly linked to diet and lifestyle and as such, using herbs as medicinal foods should be a first line defense and treatment.
  • Culinary/Kitchen :You already have a powerful natural home health remedies in your kitchen. Culinary herbs like rosemary, sage and thyme not only add taste to foods, they make the food you eat better for you.
  • Detoxification :Regular use of depurative herbs will help detox your body and most importantly support your liver. Poor liver function is one of the most common root causes of poor health.
  • Diabetes :Healthy herbs in the kitchen work along with a healthy lifestyle to help prevent and manage diabetes. Baked goods are more diabetic friendly with spices like cinnamon used to lessen the need for sugar.
  • Diarrhea : Occasional bouts of diarrhea can be safely treated with home remedies, which are often more effective than store bought ones.
  • Diet/weight Loss :Herbal remedies for weight loss are one of the most popular uses for herbs and also the most misused and misunderstood.
  • Digestion : Poor digestion, gas and bloating affect us all, and there are plenty of good herbal home remedies that help occasional heartburn.
  • Gastritis/ulcer :Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining.
  • Gout :Gout, one of the most painful forms of arthritis, is found primarily in men. While we can't cure it, we do have several highly effective herbal treatments to control it.
  • IBS :Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a debilitating disorder of the intestines that comes with abdominal pain, cramps,gas and bloating, and irregular bowel movements.
  • Liver :A healthy liver is the foundation of health, and inversely, a failing liver is life threatening.
  • Nutrition :The line between food and medicine is an artificial one. Debilitating, preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease and directly related to our diet and it is no coincidence that so many healing herbs and plants are also foods,


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