Overview About Herbal Laxative
Constipation is uncomfortable and can make life uncomfortable. When you’re feeling weighed down and bloated, you want fast relief. You may be able to use natural remedies to relieve your constipation.
Constipation is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements per week. It may be chronic, or happen occasionally. Some symptoms include:
- hard stools
- straining to have a bowel movement
- feeling as though you are “blocked” or cannot empty your bowels
- needing help emptying your rectum
- abdominal pain
Using Herbal Remedies
Most laxative herbs contain anthraquinone, or substances that have a stimulant effect on the intestines. These laxatives work by drawing in fluid to the colon and increasing peristalsis. Peristalsis is the contraction of the intestines that helps move material through the colon to the rectum. Adding fiber and fluids is essential when constipated.