What Is Herb-Lax?
Herb-Lax is a standardized combination of nine different herbs that cause a gentle bowel movement within several hours. This gentle cleansing rids the body of:
- decaying food materials
- toxic chemicals and other toxic substances
- bacteria and parasites
Who Should Take Herb-Lax?
- Anyone over the age of 5 years old interested in relieving constipation including:
- the elderly
- surgery patients
- individuals who are taking narcotic pain medications which frequently cause constipation as a side effect
- Anyone who experiences incomplete bowel emptying. A serving size of four tablets of Herb-Lax should cause a gentle bowel movement within several hours. By taking less than the serving size, one can still effectively speed up the flow of food and waste through the intestinal tract without causing diarrhea.
- Anyone performing a body detoxification
- Learn about constipation and what you can do about it.
- Learn about different types of herbs used for detoxification.
What's In Herb-Lax?
Herb-Lax is a mix of 9 standardized herbs which work sarcastically to facilitate gentle emptying of the bowel while reducing the occurrence of gas, bloating and cramping. Many of the herbs contained in Herb-Lax are used in cultures which utilize herbs directly after meals to aid digestion. The herbs used in Herb-Lax are:
- senna: stimulates contractions in the bowel and inhibits stationary contractions in the colon
- senna leaf: stimulates contractions in the bowel and inhibits stationary contractions in the colon
- buckthorn: recognized for it's purifying effects* and constipation relief.
- culver's root: Culver's-root, which is official in the United States Pharmacopoeia, is used as an alterative, cathartic and in disorders of the liver. Traditionally used because of it's affinity for cleansing the gallbladder*
- licorice: Licorice possesses anti-bacterial properties and is used traditionally to relieve stomach upset
- fennel: Fennel is an anti-spasmodic. As a medicinal plant, fennel seed has been used as an antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, and stomachic. Fennel has also been used as a remedy against colic.
- anise: Anise is a soothing digestive aid. This herb is good for the treatment of colic, gas, and indigestion. The stimulant and carminative properties of Anise make it useful in flatulency and colic. It is used as an ingredient of cathartic and aperient pills, to relieve flatulence and diminish the griping of purgative medicines.
- rhubarb: Rhubarb has been used in medicines and folk healing for centuries. It is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyor of bile salts. In the stomach its digestive effects cause an increase of the flow of gastric juice and induce their movement, thus favoring the processing of the contents of the stomach. Besides stimulating the
secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, it assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.
- blue malva: Traditionally, blue malva flower has been appreciated for its soothing properties.
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