Constipation is a lack of regular bowel movements. Opinions vary as to how many bowel movements is "normal," but one a day should be considered a minimum.
Treatment Plan for Constipation
A high-fiber diet which avoids processed foods is essential. Herbal bowel toners and laxatives are usually recommended. CAUTION: the habitual use of herbal laxatives can be debilitating and lead to dependence.
Herbal Remedies for Constipation
Related Constipation conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.