One of the most consumed drink in the entire world is the laxative tea. It has been widely used for the past so many years as treatment for constipation and other dietary irregularities. It has been claimed for hundreds of years that the unique kind of blend that the laxative tea possess encourage regular bowel movements and at the same time, many profess that the laxative tea helps in the improvement of overall health.
The reason why laxative tea has been tagged as giving off many health benefits is mainly because of its main ingredient which is Senna. This leaf can is most common in the arid areas of of India and Africa and its ability to relieve people of constipation has been heralded by many cultures for more than a thousand years already and the first cultures that benefited from this discovery where the Arabians and Asians. Through the years, other herbs were added to supplement Senna in its fight against constipation. Some of the ingredients that were added to complement Senna included rhubarb root which is a mild laxative and also ginger which is known to aid digestion and relieve us from stomach cramps. Other ingredients followed such as coriander, licorice, fennel, and even white mulberry and they can be tasted now as common additional ingredients on modern laxative teas and all of them when combined produce an improved teat taste while providing various health benefits as well as aid in digestion.
The most popular laxative teas, based on the most common recommendations and as what is written on their terms of consumption, is to be consumed everyday to the tune of a single cup to promote regularity in bowel movement. And because of its known long term effect, laxative is best drank right before bedtime in order to provide morning relief and avoid the uneasy feeling when at work, in school, or some other place away from home. The efficacy of the laxative tea takes full effect after six hours. For children who are suffering from constipation, the recommended amount is half a cup before going to bed.
Contrary to what is being advertised, laxative tea is not to be used as a weight loss aid. The reason behind this is because the laxative tea’s main ingredient Senna helps flush out body wastes after the calories from our food intake has already been absorbed by the body. And just like anything that is consumed aggressively and beyond what is perceived as moderate, there is risk in the excessive use of laxative tea. The initial bad results of over-consumption of laxative tea include stomach cramps, runny stool, and nausea. For those who continue consuming large amounts of laxative tea may suffer from bone softening and the inability to control bowel movement.
In order to avoid these adverse effects, it is best that you consult a health professional before you star drinking laxative tea. And this is most true especially if you are pregnant or currently nursing your baby.