Constipation Remedies

A Clean Colon can Improve Your Health

Constipation remedies are one of the most valuable things in a medicine  cabinet!  Keeping the colon clean is at the top of the list when it comes to good health.

What is Your Colon Anyway?

Your colon is a tubular shaped muscle that pushes waste through the body.  Also known as the large intestine, the colon is where constipation problems start.

While there are lots of physical problems that have constipation as a symptom, constipation itself is the most common ailment that plagues us.

What that means is, take care of your colon to prevent (or fix) constipation problems before you panic and decide that it means something more serious.

Then, if you have no other symptoms, you can relax that you've taken care of yourself well.

What Can Cause Constipation?

There are bulges in the colon which trap waste particles as it passes through. These pockets can eventually get packed tight with waste that has accumulated in them.  When the colon pockets are allowed to stay packed with fecal matter, health problems can result. 

A lot of health care professionals dispute this, but Hippocrates and Galen both insisted that a clean colon was essential.  In fact, Hippocrates believed that "Death begins in the colon".

Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus...research is pointing toward unclean colons  being the starting point of just about all diseases.

So, keeping your colon clean is the starting point for preventing many diseases and other health problems.

Natural Ways to Keep the Colon Clean

Diet, exercise, stop smoking, restrict alcohol -- these are the best natural remedies to prevent and counter-act constipation problems!


Diet is the best prevention of constipation, as you already know.

Start with keeping your diet rich in vegetables, whole fruit (not juices) and some grains. All of these foods contain fiber (the part of the plant your body can't digest) which helps your colon "sweep out" the fecal matter.

Also, drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated which will keep your large intestine from pulling too much water out. When your body needs the water, it takes is from the material in the colon, which will make the feces drier and more likely to "pack up" and cause constipation.


Exercise doesn't have to mean running a marathon or bench-pressing your body weight in iron!

It simply means walking.

Walking is one of the best therapies for constipation because it physically moves the bowls in a slow, gentle rhythm.

It is a type of "internal massage" that can loosen those pockets and relax the colon, allowing it to push  your problems out!

Walk at a brisk pace around the block, on a treadmill, or even in the mall, three to five times per week for at least 30 minutes each time to help keep your bowels regular.

Smoking & Alcohol - DON'T (But You Knew That!)

Smoking causes your blood vessels to constrict, making it harder for your body to move nutrients and waste products around. As your body works harder to pull nutrients out of your intestines, your body compensates by slowing down your bowel movements which keeps the fecal matter around too long.  This causes many of your constipation symptoms.

While smoking makes your body work harder, alcohol makes your body work slower. All of your systems become sluggish when dealing with alcohol, which also results in lower motility (less movement) in your intestines and causes constipation discomfort.

What if Diet and Exercise are Not Enough?

Sometimes you're in a bind (pun intended!) and need to get the whole system "jump started" in the right direction.

Years of colon and constipation problems, or special conditions such as illness or pregnancy, can mean you need to supplement your body's natural cleansing action.

The Perfect Constipation Remedy in a Pinch

Over 30 years ago, I was introduced to Shaklee HerbLax. I was pregnant and constipated.  My mother gave me a few HerbLax to try.  Oh, wonderful relief!

My sister-in-law was pregnant at the same time, but was afraid to try Herblax, because her doctor didn't prescribe it.  Instead, she took prescription stool softeners. I sailed through my pregnancy with no discomfort from constipation, while sis-in-law stayed miserable.

What Makes HerbLax So Great?

This is actually an herbal colon cleanse that goes above and beyond what laxatives do.

Laxatives simply liquify some of the stool.  This is why people sometimes think they have diarrhea.  A laxative will actually turn part of the stool into liquid and it squeezes around the hard stool to exit the body.

Relief might be gotten, but the problem is still there.

HerbLax is made up of 9 herbs that work together as one of nature's best constipation remedies. 

  1. Alfalfa-Natural laxative and body detox agent.
  2. Fennel Seed Powder-Anti-colic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant.
  3. Anise Seed Powder-Good for colic, gas, indigestion.
  4. Licorice Root-Relieves upset stomach.
  5. Buckthorn Bark Powder-Natural constipation relief.
  6. Senna Leaf Powder-Contracts the bowel, so waste can pass through.
  7. Culver’s Root Powder-Gallblader cleanser.  Helps liver  disorders.
  8. Blue Malva Flower Powder- Soothes the colon.
  9. Rhubarb Root Powder-Helps with fat absorption.

NOTE: The directions call for 3-4 tablets before bed.  From personal experience,  I would start off with 1-2 tablets, then increase them if and when needed.

Sometimes, it takes a while for severe constipation to finally start to give in.  If you don't have any results, the next morning, you might want to add another tablet, and again the next night.  Some people have to do this for a week or so before things finally break loose.


If you aren't getting the desired results, even after you've increased your HerbLax, increase your water intake.

You must drink plenty of water!  When you're constipated, the stool gets dried up inside the colon.  That's why it can't move.  Drinking a lot of water will help it to start to soften, and speed up the process. 


You may experience some cramping in the beginning. 

Remember those pockets on your colon?  When these herbs get into those pockets, it's going to break up years of crud that's been hiding in there.  

When the waste starts to break up and move, it can cause cramping.  No worries, just nature taking it's course.

Laxatives, stool softeners and other constipation remedies don't get into those pockets. 


My elderly 89 year old father takes HerbLax daily and has for years and years . Recently he had a colonoscopy (just because they thought he should since he had not had one for years)  I guess they thought he should have something wrong at his age, right?

During the procedure the doctor asked my dad, "Do you take Shaklee HerbLax?"

My dad said,  "Yes, I do every day" ( I think he takes 2 or 4).

Doctor said, "I thought so, because the colon is a darker color. I have several other people with colons like yours and they all take Shaklee."

Dad is getting worried, "Is it bad?"

"No," he said, "I wish all my patients had colons like yours. Your colon is that of a 20 year old person, that is good, it couldn't be better."

                               -- Sharon Rowe

"My mother was always having problems with her bowels for years on end; to the point that it was a major concern.

We started her on the HerbLax and after 10 years of discomfort, finally she was able to normalize her bowels.

The doctor was very surprised at what had happened. He determined that the herbs actually went to work to strengthen and repair the sphincter muscle. Mom can finally lead a normal life."
                                       -- Dave, Pennsylvania

"I thought that I was like everybody else. I didn't know you were suppose eliminate your bowels daily. I was having stomach aches and headaches!

Whether you want to believe this or not, it doesn't matter. Here's what I know! Once I started taking HerbLax I was eliminating daily, the headaches and stomach aches went away.

The way I look at it is that my body was polluted and I wasn't getting rid of the pollution. I am one happy young lady!"
                                     -- Mary, Florida

"My entire life was troubled with discomfort, I would be bound up with stomach aches and uncomfortable. Because I was like this as a child, the doctor told me this was normal.

Well I didn't feel that being in pain, sluggish and uncomfortable was normal. I tried all kinds of laxatives and of course didn't like the forceful urge,.. but at least I could finally eliminate.

Finally I heard about Shaklee and started using HerbLax. I wish I would have known about it years ago. I will never be without this product, in fact I always order several at a time.

It as it has changed my life and I am a much happier and energetic person now that I can get rid of all that sludge. "
                                       -- Marilyn, Alabama

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HerbLax has undergone rigorous testing to make sure of it's effectiveness.

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And So Easy!

Constipation remedies just don't get any easier!  All you have to do is take the tablets, drink plenty of water and wait.

No mess, no difficult instructions, no mixing. 

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