Natural cure for constipation | Kent and London based herbalist explains

Are you suffering with constipation? Sluggish metabolism? Iulia can help!

Constipation is one of the most common issues that medical herbalists treat on a day-to-day basis. Iulia has filmed a fantastic video to explain to you how you can eradicate constipation. Click the link to view.

Causes of constipation include:

– opium-based painkillers

– a diet low in insoluble fibre 

– poor hydration

– stress and anxiety particularly in children

– food intolerance/ an imbalanced diet: common culprits include too much animal-based protein, too much dairy and not enough vegetables

– not enough movement in the body/ lack of exercise

– lack of Magnesium

– overuse of laxatives

An easy remedy that you can try is soaking 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds or chia seeds in a big glass of water in the fridge, for a few hours, and then drinking the whole thing once a day. This helps soften up the bowels and will usually produce a comfortable bowel movement the next day. Once soaked, the seeds can be strained and consumed whole in porridge or yogurt if you prefer.

If lifestyle changes are not enough to resolve the constipation, your medical herbalist may also mix a bespoke remedy for you which may contain herbs such as Licorice, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Slippery Elm and Psyllium husk. Gentle laxative herbs are usually combined with carminative (flatulence-reducing) herbs to reduce cramping and bloating. Stronger herbs such as Senna should not be used on a long-term basis as they can cause dependence on laxatives.

Suffering with constipation, diarrhea, IBS or other digestive issues? Book your consultation with our medical herbalist today.

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