|Ingredients of Bowel Stimulant
Cape Aloe is considered the best of the aloes. Aloe has a long, well known reputation for its healing ability and qualities. The normal restoration of new intestinal mucus lining is every 3-5 days and aloe helps to ensure that a new and healthy mucous lining is produced.
Senna is one of the most widely used natural laxatives because of its stool-softening and colon stimulating actions. It is especially useful for people with hemorrhoids or anal fissures. It has also been effectively used for bronchitis, dysentery, seizures, fever, indigestion and skin diseases. History records that senna was first prescribed by ancient Arabian physicians. The pods contain higher concentration of its active ingredients then do the leaves and produce faster results. When the pods and leaves are used in combination, there is an initial fast action, though gentle in small amounts and then a slower and more prolonged gentle stimulating action on the muscles of the intestines.
Garlic is one of the most widely used and consumed herbs. Throughout history it has been used for high blood pressure, digestive ailments, menstrual pain, diabetes, hemorrhoids, to relieve corns, calluses, ear infections, muscle and nerve pain, and to expel parasites. The ancient Egyptians used to give the Hebrew slaves several cloves of garlic through the day because they found that it increased their productivity as well as life span. It has been extensively used as a medicine since the Egyptian Pharaohs and earliest Chinese dynasties.
Barberry has been used for indigestion and liver and gall bladder problems as well as an enlarged spleen (normalizing its moisture content), diarrhea, tuberculosis, hemorrhoids, kidney disease, gout, arthritis, low back pain, malaria and parasite infections. Animal studies have demonstrated that it can reduce blood pressure, increase the flow of bile, reduce fever and relieve constipation. Ginger is well-known for its effectiveness in aiding digestion and in preventing vomiting, appetite loss and motion sickness. It has an enhancing effect on other herbs that are beneficial for digestion, which greatly increases their actions. It has been clinically proven to prevent vomiting as well as demonstrated that it stimulates the intestines, promotes production of salvia, digestive juices and bile. Jamaican Ginger Rhizome has been included to enhance the actions listed above.
Cayenne is an herb that derived its name from the Greek root 'to bite'. It is a powerful local stimulant as well as an excellent catalytic enhancer for almost all other herbs. It has been very useful in toning the intestines and stomach. It stimulates and supports circulation and heart function as well as helps stop bleeding. It is in itself a nourishing tonic that stimulates and helps to fight fatigue. It acts as a decongestant and expectorant. It promotes healing especially when combined with other healing herbs and has been effectively used to heal ulcers. It is one of the best herbs to be taken routinely and consistently throughout one's life. African Bird Pepper is the strongest variety of Cayenne.
Cascara Sagrada Bark is one of the best herbal laxatives because it produces quick, easy bowel movements with a soft or loose stool. It is extremely beneficial for people who have hemorrhoids or anal fissures to use it. It is native to the Pacific Northwest and is believed to have gotten the name "sacred bark" through its ability to relieve constipation so quickly. It is a strong stimulant-type natural laxative and can cause vigorous muscular contractions of the intestinal wall. It also acts as a stomachic tonic and bitter, in small doses, promoting gastric digestion and appetite. The bark's active ingredient, Emodin, is so active that it is dried for one year before use to allow its naturally intense ingredient to mellow and produce less intense action on the colon.
ABOUT CASCARA AND COLON STAINING: Medical doctors are taught cascara is bad because it causes dependency and stains the colon. I don't recommend Cascara used alone, which is why my bowel stimulant has other ingredients in it to help soothe the intestine while also causing the stimulation needed to promote movement of the bowels. The staining of the bowel does not concern me any more than the staining on your tongue when you eat blueberries. It does not hurt anything. If you stop taking Cascara, the staining goes away. As for Cascara causing dependency, that is not true either, particularly when used in combination with other herbs. If a person does what it takes in the diet to have a healthy bowel, you won't need a stimulant. But most people are not that good about drinking water, lots of raw plant source fiber and releasing emotional stress. It is herbal and bowel movements are one of the most essential health practices so if it takes an herb, a plant God created to move the bowels every day, it is no different than saying you have to eat every day so you have strength and energy to live.