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Laxatives: Information

Natural laxatives are derivatives of herbs or plants that promote bowel movement to relieve constipation. There are many natural laxatives on the market. However, the focus here is on aloe vera leaf and cascara sagrada bark, which we carry here at AllStarHealth.com. Aloe vera leaf laxatives contain aloe latex, which is extracted from the inner leaf skin of the aloe vera plant. Usually combined with other, gentler herbal laxatives, aloe vera is very potent and generally only safe for short-term use for relief of constipation. Cascara sagrada (“sacred bark” in Spanish) is made from the bark of a tree native to the Pacific Northwest. It is very mild and often combined with stronger herbal laxatives. It is important that cascara sagrada bark is aged very carefully, as fresh bark can cause gastrointestinal distress. Cascara sagrada is recognized by the FDA as being a safe and effective laxative.

Health Benefits of Laxatives

Herbal laxatives can be used for short-term relief of constipation.

Using Laxatives

Aloe vera leaf and cascara sagrada may be used for the short-term relief of constipation. Discuss treatment options of chronic constipation with your physician. Begin with a low dose, and use as directed. Do not use laxatives continuously for more than two weeks (habitual use of certain laxatives may cause dependence).

Side-effects and Cautions:

Prolonged use of any laxative may cause excessive mineral and nutrient loss, most notably loss of potassium (essential for proper heart function). Laxatives may increase the effect of digitalis drugs, causing heart beat abnormalities. Consult your physician before using laxatives if you are using any other drug that reduces potassium levels, such as a diuretic. Avoid taking aloe vera leaf while pregnant or menstruating, as it may cause uterine contractions. Aloe vera leaf should not be taken by children or elderly individuals; cascara sagrada is safe for use by the elderly. Laxatives should not be taken by individuals with intestinal obstructions, inflammatory bowel diseases, appendicitis or undiagnosed abdominal pain (except under strict physician supervision).

Lily of the Desert

Aloe Vera Gel - Whole Leaf (Filtered)

2 Options from $5.94 - $15.99

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American Health

TAM - Herbal Laxative

2 Options from $3.29 - $5.89

ディスカウント% up to 59%

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Traditional Medicinals

Organic Laxative Tea

3 Options $3.99

ディスカウント% up to 33%

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Lily of the Desert

Aloe Vera Gel - Inner Fillet

2 Options from $4.69 - $15.79

ディスカウント% up to 53%

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Triple Leaf Tea

Herbal Laxative Herbal Tea 20 pckts

セール価格 $3.49

ディスカウント% 36%

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Yerba Prima

Fiber Plus Senna Caps 180 caps

セール価格 $8.89

ディスカウント% 44%

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Nature's Way

Aloe MaxLax 100 vcaps

セール価格 $8.89

ディスカウント% 36%

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Nature's Way

Aloelax with Fennel Seed 100 vcaps

セール価格 $6.20

ディスカウント% 48%

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100% Pure Castor Oil

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Castor Oil 120 sgels

セール価格 $6.89

ディスカウント% 57%

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Castor Oil - Certified Organic 8 fl.oz

セール価格 $3.99

ディスカウント% 47%

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Health Plus

Super Colon Cleanse Laxative 120 caps

セール価格 $8.99

ディスカウント% 47%

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Nature's Way

Aloe - Latex with Fennel 100 vcaps

セール価格 $7.19

ディスカウント% 40%

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Swiss Kriss

Herbal Laxative Tabs 250 tabs

セール価格 $11.99

ディスカウント% 44%

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Chattem

Dulcolax Laxative 100 tabs

セール価格 $15.35

ディスカウント% 55%

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Naturade

Softex Laxative 60 tabs

セール価格 $9.00

ディスカウント% 55%

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