July 29, 2016

Greater Bindweed

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How does Greater Bindweed work?

People try greater bindweed as a laxative to relieve constipation because it contains substances that can soften stools and increase gut muscle contractions. These effects help move stool through the digestive tract. It's not known how greater bindweed might work as a medicine for other conditions.

Are there safety concerns?

Greater bindweed may be UNSAFE due to its strong laxative effects. Large amounts can cause stomach pain.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to take greater bindweed if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It can act as a strong laxative, and this might be harmful.

Stomach pain or intestinal conditions such as obstruction, appendicitis, colitis, Crohn's disease, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Don't use greater bindweed if you have any of these conditions. It is a strong laxative and might make your condition worse.


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