How to Brew a Laxative Tea

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Brew a Laxative Tea
Brew a Laxative Tea

How to Brew a Laxative Tea. Laxative teas are a simple, natural way to aid your normal bowel function. Here are a few to try at home.

Things You'll Need

  • Fruit juices
  • Organic figs
  • Apple juices
  • Buckthorn bark
  • Organic pearl barley
  • Castor oil
  • Plantains
  • Organic raisins
  • Peppermints leaves
  • Oregon graperoots
  • Nettles
  • Grape juices
  • Licorice roots

Licorice Root Laxative Tea

Add 1 tbsp. broken licorice root (a good mild laxative) per each cup boiling water.

Boil uncovered for 1 hour and then remove from heat, cool and strain.

Add apple, grape or other fruit juice to dilute tea if it is too strong.

Drink 1 cup in the morning and 1 at night.

Barley Brew Laxative Tea

Combine 1/4 cup organic pearl barley, 1/4 cup organic figs, 2 tbsp. licorice root, 1/4 cup organic raisins and 10 cups water in a non-aluminum pot.

Cover and simmer until liquid is reduced by half (this takes about 8 hours).

Strain and drink 1/2 cup in the morning or at night.

Buckthorn Bark Laxative Tea

Add 2 tbsp. each of nettles, Oregon graperoot and plantain, followed by 1 tbsp. peppermint leaves to 6 cups of boiling water.

Remove from heat.

Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

Add 2 tbsp. buckthorn bark, cover and let stand for an hour or 2.

Strain and drink in moderation. The tea may be reheated, but do not boil.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean the figs and barley well and crush the licorice root before you put them into the pot of water.
  • Herbal laxatives deplete your body's energy and therefore should not be overused.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, contact a physician or other health-care professional before engaging in any activity related to health and diet. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

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