Herbal remedies for constipation

Plants for constipation

Today's society is not aware of the many diseases that are caused by constipation. Natural medicine has remarkable therapies to combat it.

Here are some key plants for constipation. For more information on any of them click on the links available.

  • Bejuquillo or violin string (Cuscuta americana). Wild plant laxatives and cleansing properties.
  • Caña fistula (fistula Cassi). Used as a mild purgative, very suitable for children.
  • Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana). It is best known natural laxative. Ideal for the treatment of occasional constipation (changes in eating habits, travel, emotional disorders, drugs, etc..).
  • Black plum (Prunus mume). Most people know the properties of plums to relieve constipation. Ideally prunes be rehydrated before taking.
  • Buckthorn (Rhamnus Frangula). Frangula bark contains glucofranguilinas which increase the hydration of the stool and stimulate intestinal peristalsis estiumulante exerting a laxative.
  • Ash (Fraxinus ornus, L.). In high doses it is a laxative.
  • Red currant (Ribes rubrum). Something laxative.
  • Lino (Linun usitatissimum, L.). Flax seeds are rich is mucilages and are excellent to combat constipation. Besides these seeds have soothing properties.
  • Greater plantain (Plantago major). It also acts as a good mechanical laxative (constipation, diarrhea).
  • Mallow (Malva sylvestris). Mallow is emollient, soothing and laxative weakly.
  • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis). For its soothing action is used as a sedative for gastroenteritis, gastritis, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea.
  • Moral white (Morus alba). The root bark is used as a laxative.
  • Pansy (Viola tricolor). Excellent tonic and slightly laxative.
  • Sen (Cassia angustifolia). Perhaps more laxative plant. Because this should be used occasionally. Purgative, laxative severe (occasional constipation).
  • Blue Vervain (Verbena jamaicensis). In natural medicine is valued for its laxative properties and to combat constipation.
  • Psyllium (Plantago psyllium). - The psyllium has a high mucilage content. Its seeds are an excellent laxative. Its mechanism of action against constipation is based on his great ability to absorb liquids, increasing the viscosity of intestinal contents and normalized transit and stool frequency.

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