February 10, 2016

Greater Bindweed

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How does Greater Bindweed work?

Greater bindweed contains substances which can soften stools and increase gut muscle contractions, which helps stool move through the digestive tract to produce a laxative effect.

Are there safety concerns?

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

Do not use greater bindweed if:
  • You have stomach pain or intestinal conditions such as obstruction, appendicitis, colitis, Crohn's disease, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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