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Food Label Claims – Dietary Fiber

Food label claims are words or phrases on a food package that makes a comment about the nutritional value of the food. A statement such as “made with oat bran” or “high in oat bran” implies that a product contains a considerable amount of the nutrient. Claims that imply a product contains a particular amount […]

Herbal Laxative Tea

Laxative tea is made up of various herbs to relieve constipation and detoxification. Although the main ingredient in most herbal tea is senna, other ingredients may include rhubarb root, ginger, licorice root, white mulberry, dandelion, fennel, annise, corriander, and caraway seed. The purpose of using several herbs in laxative tea is because they compliment each […]

Natural Laxative Recipe – Rhubarb Remedy

Rhubarb Remedy 3 Stalks of rhubarb 1 Cup Apple juice 1/4 of a peeled lemon 1 tbl honey Puree three stalks of rhubarb without the leaves. Add one cup of apple juice, a quarter of a peeled lemon and one tablespoon of honey. It will make a thick, tart drink that should get your bowels […]

Flaxseed vs Flaxseed Oil – Flax Seed Uses

Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant, grown throughout Canada and the northwestern United States. Flaxseed and its derivative flaxseed oil (also called linseed oil) are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is a type of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. Flaxseed is commonly used to […]

Aloe Vera Laxative Properties

The Aloe vera plant can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where the plant was depicted on stone carvings. It has a multitude of natural remedy uses such as: A topical cleanser to heal wounds and for various skin conditions Oral laxative Osteoarthritis, burns, and sunburns. For laxative purposes, dried latex from the […]