Having a tendency to loosen or relax.
Having the effect of loosening or opening the intestines, and relieving from constipation; -- opposed to astringent.
A laxative medicine. See the Note under Cathartic.
(LAK-suh-tiv) a food or drug that promotes a bowel movement.
medications that increase the action of the intestines or stimulate the addition of water to the stool to increase its bulk and ease its passage. Laxatives often are prescribed to treat constipation.
medicines that will make you have a bowel movement.
An agent that acts to cause emptying of the bowel. This may be by purging (irritating the lining) or increasing the volume of stool (bulking).
Substances that stimulate bowel movement: cascara sagrada, yellow dock, rhubarb root.
medicine to relieve constipation.
A gentle cathartic. A laxative may act by stimulating the motion of the bowel, moistening the colon, increasing bile secretion, or relieving cramps.
aids evacuation of the bowels
promotes elimination from the intestines.
An herb that promotes fecal expulsion (e.g., cascara sagrada, senna, aloe, rehmania).
a mild cathartic
stimulating evacuation of feces
a food or chemical substance that acts to loosen the bowels by softening and increasing the bulk of bowel contents, increasing the amount of water in the colon and lubricating the intestinal walls
a medication formulated to treat constipation
a medicine that purges the bowels
a medicine that relieves constipation
a substance that helps you have a bowel movement
a substance which loosens the bowels assisting or encouraging the excretion of faeces
agent used for persistant constipation to help expel faecal matter from the bowel.
making the bowels loose and relieving constipation.
an agent which purges the body
medicine to treat constipation.
substance when taken, helps to evacuate the bowels.
aids in promoting bowel movements
causes evacuation of the bowels Cascara
An agent which gently stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
Promotes the elimination from the bowels; a mild purgative.
These herbs act to promote evacuation of the bowels; a gentle cathartic. Examples are castor oil, flax seed, psyllium, rhubarb, senna.
a substance that promotes evacuation of the bowel (defecation); also called a cathartic or purgative.
A substance used to clear feces from the intestines; commonly used to treat constipation.
Herbs that promote the evacuation of the bowels. Barberry, Boneset, Buckthorn, Burdock, Cascara Sagrada, Cleavers, Culver's root, Dandelion, Fringetree, Golden Seal, Licorice, Oregon Grape, Turkish Rhubarb, Wahoo, Yellow Dock.
substance (food or medicine) taken to cause a bowel movement.
Assists bowel evacuation.
Medicine that loosens the bowel contents
a substance which promotes bowel movements. Laxatives are divided into those that work by providing bulk, those that stimulate the production of bile in the liver and its release from the gallbladder, and those which directly trigger peristalsis.
An agent that helps promote the evacuation of the bowels by increasing the bulk of the feces, softening the stool or lubricating the intestinal wall.
Medication used to stimulate the bowels to move.
Promoting evacuation of the bowels
a substance that gently promotes bowel movements.
Aids bowel functions
promotes evacuation of the bowels
Promotes bowel movements Butternut, Cascara
Medicine which makes the bowels move.
promotes bowel action
Something that loosens the bowels. Used to combat constipation (and sometimes overused, producing diarrhea). The word "laxative" comes from the Latin "laxare" meaning "to open, widen, extend, release."
A substance that promotes bowel movement
Stimulates bowel movements.
A substance that helps with bowel movements
A food or medicine that stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
Promotes emptying of the bowels
a substance that stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
Affects digestive system and nutrition due to its ability to loosen and to prevent or treat constipation without irritation and griping. to top of page
Stimulates the evacuation of the bowels.
A mild purgative. An herb that acts to promote evacuation of the bowels.
A substance that moves the bowels and relieves constipation.
mild cathartic; agent having the property of loosening the bowels
A laxative is a preparation used for encouraging defecation, or the expulsion of feces. Laxatives are most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the colon for rectal and bowel examinations.