Lazy intestine that doesn’t work well? A week of natural herbal teas specially designed to help solve the problem of constipation can help you: Here are some recipes.
Laxative herbal teas, or herbal teas against constipation and constipation , represent mild and simple natural remedies to prepare to lend a hand to the lazy intestine, which does not work as it should.
The causes of constipation , leaving aside the speech of serious pathologies or disorders, can be linked to multiple factors: irregular diet or diet low in fibre, fruit and vegetables; frenetic rhythms and working hours, which leave little or no space for meals and digestion; physical or psychological stress.
Laxative herbal teas , usually taken in the evening, before going to bed, help regulate the functionality of the intestine when it goes haywire, stimulating peristalsis and promoting evacuation without causing diarrhea or abdominal pain.
Laxative herbal teas: how to choose the right one
There are many types of herbal teas with laxative properties on the market . Some are ready and can be found on the shelves of the herbalist or supermarket, others must be carefully chosen according to the severity of the intestinal blockage and the functionality of the colon of each individual.
Among the main and most used among the laxative herbal teas, we propose these 3.
Senna, mint and cumin macerated
Preparation: the senna leaves are left to macerate in hot, but not boiling, water, adding the mint leaves and cumin seeds for about an hour.
It is filtered and drunk in the evening or in the morning. Senna takes effect after about six hours; it is contraindicated in pregnancy and for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Dandelion herbal tea
Ingredients for 2 people:
> a generous spoonful of dandelion roots .
Preparation : bring the water to the boil in a saucepan, add the dandelion roots and switch off. Leave to infuse for about ten minutes, filter and drink before going to bed. It is a root which, in addition to promoting intestinal transit, purifies the body .
Composite infusion to regulate the intestines
Ingredients for two people :
> a teaspoon of mallow ,
> a teaspoon of chamomile flowers ,
> a pinch of fennel seeds ,
> half a teaspoon of buckthorn or ramno,
> half a licorice ,
> a few seeds of anise .
Preparation : mix the ingredients together, bring a saucepan of water to the boil, leave them to rest for about 10 minutes.
Filter and consume in the evening before going to bed. An excellent composite herbal tea, which gives great relief to the intestinal mucosa.
How herbal teas against constipation should be taken
Laxative herbal teas, to prevent problems such as stomach ache, abdominal swelling, excessive evacuation from occurring, are generally taken in the evening , just before going to bed.
When there are intestinal problems, the colon is often irritated, laxative herbal teas should be taken gradually, starting with once a day, combining them with a healthy diet, a glass of warm water as soon as you wake up and a ripe kiwi to start the day.
It is also good not to abuse herbal teas that contain laxative herbs, especially senna. The period of continuous recruitment should be around one week maximum; at the first signs of an excessive reaction from the body it is advisable to stop, to prevent laxative herbal teas from becoming harmful, causing a lack of intake of the most important nutrients.
Be careful if you are pregnant or if you have particular pathologies: the advice is always to explain your disorder well to a specialist and seek advice from a good herbalist.