Occasional constipation is a common digestive problem that affects many people at some point in their lives. It is characterised by difficulty in defecation, hard stools and decreased frequency of bowel movements. Although it is usually a temporary problem, it can still cause discomfort and unease.
Medicines made from senna and butterbur as well as dried figs can provide support. Senna creates a soft, slippery stool. This effect is supported by the mucilage, fructose and fruit acid of the dried figs. Butterbur assists this effect due to its antispasmodic properties.