Herbal support for healthy colon function
• Promotes normal bowel movement by direct action on the large intestine
• Includes a blend of Senna, Chinese Rhubarb, Anise, Fenugreek and Cascara Sagrada
Herbolax is an herbal combination that supports healthy gastrointestinal motility. It includes senna, an herb that can support healthy 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 that 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 center 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 support healthy 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 fiber.
| Serving Size: 4 Capsules
|Senna (Senna alexandrina) Leaf
|Chinese Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) Root
|Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Seed
|Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Seed
|Cascara Sagrada (Frangula purshiana) Bark Extract (2-4:1)
| 180-360 mg Dried Equivalent
Other ingredients: Cellulose, hypromellose, silica, hyprolose, magnesium stearate
Take four capsules daily before bedtime, a few hours before or after taking medications or other supplements, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Take two to three times per week
Risk Information: Do not use if you are pregnant, 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 disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding or severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medication or have any health condition. Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms or diarrhea. Hypersensitivity to senna and cascara sagrada is known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, gluten, corn, soy, sodium, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans. The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives.
Quality Assurance: Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
WARNING: This product can expose you to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food