Can you suffer from constipation and diarrhea at the same time? Not really. But there are more than a few medical conditions characterized by alternating constipation and diarrhea. So what do you do whan you find yourself in this kind of a situation? The answer seems to be quite simple: You just take alternatively a laxative and an antidiarrheic. But things are not always as simple as they look. You can always take too much from one drug/herb or the other and you’ll find yourself going back and forth between too little and too much. Well, that’s not going to happen anymore, because now you can benefit from the intelligent antagonistic properties of Tamarix gallica, the French tamarisk.
Causes of alternating constipation and diarrhea
- common causes: irritable bowel syndrome, paralytic ileus, constipation, short bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, necrotising enterocolitis, Hirschsprung’s disease, mineral deficiencies, duodenal atresia, jejunal atresia, malabsorbtion syndrome.
- other causes: chemotherapy, antinausea medications, codeine, bacteria overgrowth syndrome.
Effects of tamarix on the digestive system
- hepatotonic (treats hepatitis and even cirrhosis)
Other actions of tamarix
- stimulant, tonic
- antiinflammatory (treats joint pain, rheumatism and gingivitis)
- expectorant, diuretic
- antimicrobial, antiviral
- astringent, haemostatic, regenerative (very useful for cuts, wounds and skin diseases)
- stimulates haematopoiesis (beneficial in all sorts of anemia and after serious bleedings)