Senna is used in Herbal Medicine as a stimulant laxative to promote bowel movement and short-term relief of occasional constipation
- Supports normal bowel movement by direct action on the large intestine.
- Includes a blend of Senna, Chinese Rhubarb, Anise, Fenugreek and Cascara Sagrada.
- Short-term relief of occasional constipation
- Stimulant laxative
- Promotes bowel movement by direct action on the large intestine
- Improved formula: Now offered in a convenient vegetable capsule format</p>
- This product is dairy free, gluten free, and vegan friendly.
- NPN 80115771
Herbolax is an herbal combination that provides short-term relief of occasional constipation. It includes the stimulant laxative senna, which promotes bowel movement by direct action on the large intestine. Senna's bioactive compounds, members of the anthraquinone family, work by regulating water reabsorption from the colon and colonic motility. Preclinical research suggests they decrease water reabsorption in the colon and promote electrolyte secretion into the colon to raise the fecal water content. By stimulating the myenteric plexus, an important nerve centre that coordinates peristalsis in the gastrointestinal tract, these compounds also increase intestinal motility. Collectively, these actions help produce soft stools and reduce transit time to ease bowel movements. In addition to providing senna, Herbolax offers other anthraquinone-containing herbs, including rhubarb and cascara, along with a blend of anise and fenugreek. Anise contains the bioactive compound anethole, while fenugreek seeds are known for their high content of mucilaginous fibre.
|Each Capsule Contains:|
|Senna (Senna alexandrina) Leaf||280 mg|
|Cascara Sagrada (Frangula purshiana) Bark||22.5 mg|
|Chinese Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) Root||65 mg|
|Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Seed||55 mg|
|Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Seed||55 mg|
Cellulose, hypromellose, silica, hyprolose, magnesium stearate.
Suggested Adults Dose
Take 4 capsules daily at bedtime, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Allow at least 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur. Take 2 to 3 times per week. If results are not observed, the frequency of use may be increased up to once daily. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 7 days.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to plants of the Apiaceae/Carrot family, or have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon diseases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes, or diarrhoea. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking diuretics, immune therapy, licorice root or other medical agent or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance, cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications, or have a kidney disorder, diabetes, faecal impaction or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever. Reduce dose or stop use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms or diarrhoea. Consult your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Stop use if allergy occurs. Keep out of the reach of children. Use only if safety seal is intact. Store in a cool, dry place.
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