Chinese Tea for Constipation

Chinese tea can promote intestinal peristalsis, improve the intestinal microbial environment and gastrointestinal function, and remove toxins from the body, thereby achieving the effect of treating constipation.

Constipation is a common digestive disease. The main manifestations of constipation are fewer bowel movements and difficulty in defecation. Many patients defecate less than three times a week and severe patients defecate only once every two or three weeks.

Constipation seriously affects the quality of life and work. There are many drugs to treat constipation, but they have many side effects. If taking the drugs for a long time, it will cause drug dependence. The most healthy way to treat constipation is to keep exercising and have a reasonable diet.

Diet therapy is a great way to prevent and treat constipation. Tea is a good choice, not only for treating constipation but also for other health benefits. Besides, most teas are natural beverages that do not have side effects or have less than that of drugs.

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Dark Tea

Dark tea is one of the six main types of Chinese tea and is a post-fermented tea. It is named for its black appearance.

Dark tea has been recognized as one of the healthiest beverages in the 21st century by the world’s tea scientific and medical circles.

According to clinical trials, dark tea has good effects of anti-aging, anti-cancer, detoxifying, lowering blood sugar, promoting gastrointestinal peristalsis and gastric juice secretion, etc.

In addition, dark tea has a high content of cellulose more than 24.41%, 50 times that of cucumber. Cellulose can accelerate gastrointestinal peristalsis and reduce intestinal wall reabsorption of waste and toxins.

Cellulose also has a strong water holding capacity. After absorbing water, it will make the volume of intestinal increase and make the feces loose and soft, which is conducive to defecating.

Caffeine, vitamins, amino acids, and phospholipids in dark tea can help to improve digestion and regulate fat metabolism. Dark tea can also improve the intestinal microbial environment, which can help to keep good gastrointestinal function.

Common famous dark teas are Pu-erh tea, Liu Bao tea, Tuo Cha, Xiao Qing Gan, and so on.

Cassia Seed Tea

Cassia seed tea is made from dried seeds of Senna obtusifolia. Cassia seed also called Jue Ming Zi and is traditional Chinese medicine.

In autumn, the ripe fruits of Senna obtusifolia are harvested, and the seeds are dried to be made into medicine.

Cassia seed contains emodin, chrysophanol, aurantio-obtusin, obtusifolin, chryso-obtusin, etc. It is often used to treat constipation, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and so on.

Emodin can inhibit the transport of sodium and potassium ions from the intestinal cavity, which can stimulate intestinal peristalsis, thus improving excretory function.

Chrysophanol has an antibacterial effect on many kinds of bacteria and also has the function of promoting intestinal movement. Aurantio-obtusin has the effect of lowering blood lipids.

Many laxative products contain the ingredients of cassia seed. The fried cassia seed can be brewed directly with boiling water and it can be brewed with green tea, Ju Hua, etc.

Pregnant women should not drink cassia seed tea. People who are prone to diarrhea and stomachache should not drink cassia seed tea.

Senna Leaf Tea

Senna leaf is a traditional Chinese herb and is often used to treat constipation and bloating. It has strong effects on promoting intestinal peristalsis and relieving constipation. Due to its strong effects, it is more suitable for treating acute constipation than chronic constipation.

Clinically, senna leaf tea can be used to promote early recovery of postoperative intestinal function. Recently, modern medical researches show that senna leaf can be used to treat acute gastrointestinal bleeding, and has achieved good results.

Women during menstruation, pregnancy and lactation should not drink senna leaf tea.

Aloe Tea

In traditional Chinese medicine, aloe is often used to treat constipation, red eyes, headache, and clear the liver fire.

Aloe is rich in aloin and aloe-emodin, which can promote the secretion of intestinal fluid and stimulate intestinal peristalsis, so as to relieve constipation.

Aloe contains 75 elements, which are very consistent with the substances required by human cells. It has obvious health value and is honored as “magical plant” and “family medicine box”.

Aloe tea can not only prevent constipation but also help to treat the gastric ulcer. Aloe can form a protective film on the surface of the stomach to protect the gastric mucosa from the stimulation of gastric acid, and then activate the cells to grow new tissue from the inside of the ulcer.

Fructus Sophorae Tea

Fructus sophorae tea is made from the pulp of Fructus sophorae. Fructus sophorae called Huai Jiao is a common Chinese herbal medicine and is often used to treat constipation, dizziness, headache, and hemorrhoidal bleeding.

In China, many Chinese patent medicines include Fructus sophorae because it has a good effect on softening blood vessels and lowering cholesterol.

Fructus sophorae tea has the effect of increasing blood sugar, so diabetics should not drink it.

In addition to drinking tea, patients with constipation should eat more vegetables, fruits, drink more water, and exercise more.