Constipation can be described as less than three bowel movements per week or less than the usual pattern. Usually the waste material has become compact and hard, making evacuation painful. It can result from a variety of causes, such as lack of exercise, insufficient water or fibre in the diet, ignoring the urge, stress and tension, or medical conditions (eg intestinal obstruction and irritable colon). In the majority of cases constipation is a consequence of lifestyle factors and can be corrected through diet and exercise.
Herbal Laxative contains senna and buckthorn which have been traditionally-used for hundreds of years because of their characteristic laxative actions. We now know these herbs contain a unique scientifically-proven class of substances called ‘hydroxyanthracenes’.
Medicinal Use: Take to assist in the treatment of constipation.
Dosage: Adults and children over 12: take one level teaspoon with water or fruit juice daily before bedtime.
Each 5 mL level metric teaspoon contains:
* Senna (Cassia angustifolia) leaf dry 1.75 g
* Buckthorn also known as Frangula (Rhamnus frangula) bark dry 150 mg.
Duration of use: Maximum recommended duration 14 days.
Note: Use only as directed by the physician. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor/healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional will advise you whether this product is suitable for your condition. Don't use this product for children without doctor's advice.