Cathartic Herbs

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A cathartic is a herb that accelerates defecation. This is a much harsher and stronger action than laxatives, which ease the movement of the bowels. These hers are used to detoxify the lower bowels of toxins. Unwise and prolonged use of cathartic herbs can cause electrolyte imbalances and dehydration.