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Glossary of Laxative and Purgative Herbs

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Glossary of Laxative and Purgative Herbs

These herbs stimulate evacuation of the bowels. It acts directly on muscles of the intestine in eliminating waste from the body. It stimulates the wave like muscular contractions that result in defecation. These are mainly used in constipation.

Laxatives and purgatives should be avoided especially in abdominal pain. The harm can be perpetuated by frequent use aimed at forcing daily elimination.

A botanical name specified in this application is a formal scientific name conforming to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN).

- Each Herb has its its Herb Image, Botanical Name, Family Name, Common Name, Part Used, Habitat, Product offered and Uses.

Herbs Listed In This Application:
• Abutilon Indicum
• Achyranthes Aspera
• Althaea Officinalis
• Atropa Belladonna
• Bauhinia Variegata
• Berberis Aristata
• Calotropis Procera
• Carica Papaya
• Cassia Angustifolia
• Cassia Fistula
• Cassia Occidentalis
• Cassia Tora
• Convolvulus Alsinoides
• Cydonia Oblonga
• Embelia Ribes
• Emblica Officinalis
• Ferula Foetida
• Ficus Religiosa
• Fumaria Officinalis
• Gentiana Chirata
• Gmelina Arborea
• Gymnema Sylvestre
• Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis
• Hyoscyamus Niger
• Ipomoea Carnea
• Juglans Regia
• Liquorice
• Luffa Cylindrica
• Mallotus Philippinensis
• Morus Alba
• Mucuna Pruriens
• Nyctanthes Arbortristis
• Operculina Turpethum
• Picrorhiza Kurroa
• Pinus Roxburghii
• Pluchea Lanceolata
• Podophyllum Emodi
• Pongamia Pinnata
• Premna Obtusifolia
• Psoralea Corylifolia
• Psyllium Husk
• Punica Granatum
• Raphanus Sativus
• Semecarpus Anacardium
• Smilax China
• Terminalia Chebula
• Trigonella Foenum Gracum
• Tylophora Indica ( T. Asthmatica)
• Viola Odorata