Hi has any one tried Triphala

Hi, I have IBS-C and try to avoid strong laxatives, I some times use Caricol which is gentle but it takes many days to work for me. I have planned a weeks holiday and will no doubt have problems going to the toilet. Has any one tried Triphala, for constipation, if so would you recommend it for holiday use?

Thank you for any replies in advance.

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  • not tried this though I do use Chinese and Indian herbs - see The one earth herbal source bk by K Tillitson Probiotics could be useful too.

  • My preference is to use glycerin suppositories or Microlax mini-enemas. For me, they have no side effects and work more quickly and reliably than oral laxatives.

  • I tried but little or no result. At best it created pressure (uncomfortable) but no result.

  • The only thing that has worked for me, after trying everything including Triphala, was the Low-FODMAP diet. It may seem a little difficult at first -- but after only a few days -- most people get relief from IBS symptoms.

  • I have tried the formal diet and still follow it to a degree. It dies help for bloating but not constipation

  • Hi all, thank you for all of your reply's concerning Triphala. I don't think I will take the product after reading your responses. I do follow the low FODMAP diet, which has definitely helped, but when I'm away from home my symptoms usually are worse, due to being anxious about my tummy misbehaving.

  • I definitely hear you and understand! Hard to leave the house with severe IBS.

  • I have tried it but it does not really work for me. It is not something that works quickly so I would not take for holidays. The best natural remedy and I have tried many is to take about 500mg magnesium citrate at night on an empty stomach and that works. You can also try magnesium oxide. I have suffered for many years is this is the only thing that helps me. Even my gastro doctor suggested it. If you look online there are many sites for Ibs recommending it for constipation.

  • Hi Pat1 thank you for that. Please could you recommend a brand you take as I have not left myself much time to look into this as I go away early next week. I will have to order on line. Thank you.

  • I take Now Magnesium citrate capsules. You can get them on Amazon. Capsules are better. Drink lots of water when you take them. I take 3 or 4 a night.

  • Hi Pat1, thank you for your reply I will look into it.

  • I have tried it but it does not really work for me. It is not something that works quickly so I would not take for holidays. The best natural remedy and I have tried many is to take about 500mg magnesium citrate at night on an empty stomach and that works. You can also try magnesium oxide. I have suffered for many years is this is the only thing that helps me. Even my gastro doctor suggested it. If you look online there are many sites for Ibs recommending it for constipation.

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