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26 May 2004

Herbal teas
i had a constipation problem then i started to use Black forest herbal tea, and since then i am still using it now and when i read its leaflet it mentioned that it is not allowed to be used more that 2 weeks without seeing a doctor, some doctors say its fine i can use it some say its not advisable, so i want to hear from you cause im scared that now it might affect my health or make some damage to my system. What are the dangers
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01 Jan 0001

Hello Storm

It is never a good idea to use laxatives long term because they can cause the bowel to become sluggish and lazy and some laxatives irritate the liver and kidneys. Rather use something as this only when it is needed.

An excellent way to help keep the bowels open daily is to eat raw seeds and nuts, whole grains as well as lots of fresh veggies, fruit and drink lots of water.

Kind regards.

Estie

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