Constipation: How To Get Back To Normal With Tea
Okay, so, no one likes to talk about it. It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable. But the truth is, just about everyone experiences occasional constipation at various times throughout their life. And if you ever have become constipated, you know that the main thing on your mind is relief. “Get me back to normal so I can go on with my life!” You might also feel worried about what’s going on with your body. There are lots of reasons why you might become constipated. Changes in your diet or your normal routine—like during the holidays or when you travel—is one of the big culprits. Other causes can be lack of exercise, or falling off the food pyramid with your eating habits (hey, it happens). Sometimes even stress or the addition of certain medications or supplements can get you backed up.
The point is, it’s common and most of the time can be easily addressed. And we’ve recently discovered a great way to get back on track. Smooth Move® herbal laxative tea, made by Traditional Medicinals®, a small company based in Northern California. It just takes one cup of this tea to get you moving again. Don’t worry, the effect isn’t instant. You’re meant to drink the tea before bed and experience a bowel movement the next morning.* Aside from this, there are a number of additional benefits to drinking a laxative tea.
All natural ingredients: Smooth Move® tea is based on organic senna leaf and combined with familiar herbs like peppermint, chamomile, licorice or ginger (depending on the variety). That’s it. There are no added flavors, colors or enhancers, no genetically engineered or synthetic unpronounceable ingredients. Just herbs and nothing else.
Helping your body do what it naturally does: The senna leaf in Smooth Move® tea helps your body do what it does naturally—stimulating the muscle in your intestine that causes a bowel movement.
Discrete: Instead of pulling out a bottle full of pills, you can simply brew yourself a nice cup of tea, allowing you to discretely address your constipation. No one will ever know what you’re drinking the tea for, unless you tell them.
Tried and true: The senna leaf used in Smooth Move® tea has been used for its laxative effect for thousands of years. When you drink a cup of this comforting tea, you are entering into a living tradition that has been passed down for generations.
Let’s face it. Constipation is uncomfortable. It distracts you from the joys of life. It focuses your attention on something you don’t want to pay that much attention to. It makes you feel out of balance. There’s nothing quite like a nice cup of tea to put your mind at ease while you’re taking care of yourself. Smooth Move® tea now comes in Chamomile and Peppermint, as well as Original (with a citrusy orange taste) and Chocolate (only 2 calories per cup!)
*Smooth Move® is a stimulant laxative tea based on the herb senna. It is meant for the relief of occasional constipation and will generally produce a bowel movement within 6-12 hours of consumption. Consult with your healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns or questions.