Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:08 PM
I've pretty much have had constipation all my life. I have inherited a very sensitive stomach from my father. Certain foods just clog up my system fast. I've been on several medications as well ranging from laxatives to antibiotics but because my gut is so sensitive it does more damage than good.Using Triphala is actually from Ayurveda, an ancient Indian herbal/medical practice. Whereas in the West, medicine is given to treat symptoms, Ayurveda gives herbs to balance the body. And people who practice Ayurveda believe that the gut/digestive system is actually the center of the body. So if something is wrong with that, it manifests itself otherwise.I highly recommend trying it. There are NO side effects. Triphala is made up of 3 dried fruits (sort of like how dried apricots can make you poo). I would start slow though. I just take 2 tablets at night. If you need more, take 1 or 2 in the morning. But I don't need to. For the first time in my life, I'm regular. Otherwise when I go off Triphala, within a week im so backed up! All i get is painful rabbit poo (little pellets) and I get gassy and bloated. It can get so uncomfortable and embarressing that I just want to stay home.Im sure different things work for different people. I also try to reduce my trigger foods. Bread and cheese is no good for me. I tested negative for Celiac but I still think I am sensitive to gluten. Anyways, give it a shot and see if it makes a difference. Won't hurt to. Let me know how it goes. But give it a week when first starting out to clear the toxicity in your system. And don't take any other laxatives/meds if you can.