Denise Joy

Using Laxatives Safely and Effectively


NorthWest Herb Symposium ~ 2017

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Some of our very powerful remedies contain anthraquinones. Used carefully, they can be a useful addition to patient care, and used recklessly, they can be cathartic and drastic.

Class Outline:

a) Healthy bowel function

b) The difference between atonic and tonic constipation

c) When to use stimulant laxatives and when to use bulking laxatives

d) Dosing and timing of anthraquinones

e) Carminatives and anti-spasmodics with anthraquinones

f) Safety and cautions