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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 […]

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 […]

Foods Rich in Potassium – Digestive Functions

Potassium is a mineral which is essential for the digestive system. Potassium helps to strengthen the walls of the colon by helping the muscles contract properly. Without proper contractions, the muscles can become partially paralyzed, resulting in constipation. The potassium is also important in the body’s electrolyte system. Potassium and prunes are a natural constipation […]

Natural Laxatives – Herbal Remedies

Natural Laxatives – In general, constipation refers to infrequent (less than 3 bowel movements per week) or incomplete bowel movements. Constipation is also defined when stools are hard or difficult to pass. The longer stool stays in the colon, the more water is absorbed from the stool causing it to harden. Some people who are […]

Flax Seed vs Psyllium for Constipation Relief: Flaxseed or Psyllium

Flax seed fiber contains a better natural healthy balance ratio of insoluble fiber to soluble fiber than psyllium. Flax has a balance of 65-75% insoluble and 25-35% soluble fiber. Psyllium has much higher levels of soluble fiber, approximately 20% insoluble to 80% soluble fiber. Therefore, psyllium tends to gel more easily when mixed with water […]