I am a big believer in herbal remedies for 3 reasons:
- It is what people have used (and are still using) for generations and much of it works. We, as Westerners, just happen to live in a culture that did not adapt the herbal way of life. That does not make it less effective, however.
- Most traditional medicinal products we use today are actually derived from plants.
- On the huge off chance that herbs have zero positive affects, judging by the multitude of people who claim success using them, that means they have one mean placebo effect. And I am all for placebos!
On that note, let’s take a look at some herbs that may help with constipation. I purchased a great book, The Holistic Herbal Dictionary by Penelope Ody. I really love it and have had great success referring to it. Here’s what it has to say about constipation along with a snap shot of the herbs she recommends to help alleviate symptoms.