Certain herbal teas can be very effective in treating constipation as they promote healthy bowel movements, thus preventing constipation from developing.
As an herb, senna has excellent laxative properties thanks to the abundant glycoside compounds it contains.
Another great herb for preventing constipation is peppermint leaf tea. Peppermint is effective in treating digestive problems. It contains large amounts of menthol, which helps to relax the muscles of the intestine. It not only prevents constipation, but also relieves stomach upset and can also relieve existing stomach problems. Peppermint tea is best consumed after meals.
Ginger can also help prevent constipation. Constipation is most often caused by poor digestion, and ginger is an effective treatment for existing indigestion. Ginger tea reduces irritation of the digestive tract, soothes the stomach and can improve digestion. Consume one to two cups a day after meals.
Dandelion tea can also be helpful in relieving mild digestive symptoms such as constipation or bloating. Dandelion stimulates the liver to produce bile. Dandelion also allows more water to enter the intestines, which makes it much easier for stools to move and pass.
Green tea also contains caffeine, which has a stimulating effect, making it easier to pass stools and aiding bowel movements significantly.
Tea made from liquorice root can also be very useful for digestive problems. Not only does it aid digestion, but it also has a great anti-inflammatory effect.
The calming effect of chamomile tea is well known. If you’ve had a tiring and stressful day, just have a cup of chamomile tea in the evening before going to bed and you’ll feel much better.
You can also make a tea from parsley, which is very effective in treating indigestion. Its leaves and seeds can also be used to make tea. Parsley tea is very effective in treating constipation. The leaves of this herb also help to eliminate the problem of bloating.