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In this weeks Examiner, Eamonn discusses how you can achieve natural relief for constipation and digestive issues

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Natural relief for constipation and digestive problems


Poor intestinal movement can be the cause for various digestive problems, resulting in symptoms such as constipation, flatulence and bloating. Since we launched Eucarbon® in Whelehans this year, we noticed customers find relief with intestinal symptoms ranging from constipation to Irritable Bowel syndrome to bloating. Eucarbon® is not a medicine, it is a herbal supplement. In this article, I explain its active ingredients and the benefit of each.


Detoxifies the intestinal tract

Non-activated vegetable carbon travels through your bowel system while performing adsorbing effects.  Harmful irritants are bound to the surface of the vegetable carbon, allowing a rapid evacuation from the digestive system.


Stimulates the intestinal tract

Senna and rhubarb root stimulate the intestinal lining and encourage the natural movement of the bowel (peristalsis). Through mild laxative effects the stool consistency is kept soft and moist, making it easier to pass.


Disinfects the intestinal tract

Sulfur disinfects the digestive tract. The digestive system is protected against microbiological harm.


Senna leaves (sennae folium)

Senna leaves have been employed for centuries in Traditional Chinese medicine for gastroenterological diseases. Senna promotes the natural flow of ingested food through the bowel by increasing intestinal motility as well as reducing intestinal water absorption. This helps to regulate bowel movement and improve constipation.


Rhubarb root (rheum radix)

Over 2000 years ago traditional Chinese medicine practitioners started to cultivate and use rhubarb root for its medicinal qualities. Just like Senna, rhubarb root contains anthraquinon glyocosides and is particularly valued for its stimulant laxative effects on the bowel system. Rhubarb root thus encourages natural intestinal movement and helps to improve episodes of constipation. 


Non-activated vegetable carbon (carbo ligni)

Non-activated vegetable carbon is a black substance with no taste or smell. It has the ability to act as an adsorbent (a substance that binds chemical compounds to its surface) in our digestive system, making it a very important agent for easing various intestinal complaints, including flatulence and bloating.

Due to its special surface structure, non-activated vegetable carbon can adsorb unwanted substances that can harm or irritate the digestive system, promoting their rapid elimination before they can be reabsorbed into the body. 


Purified sulfur (sulfur depuratum)

Sulfur is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and is an essential building block of our health including for our digestive well-being. In the intestinal tract sulfur can perform detoxifying and disinfectant actions to remove toxins and metabolic waste.


How to take Eucarbon

Take 1 or 2 tablets up to 3 times per day. For stronger effects, you can raise the evening dose to 3 to 4 tablets. Eucarbon® should be taken with enough liquid at or after meals. Onset of effect: after 8-10 hours Eucarbon® unfolds its effects in the large intestine. In summary, Eucarbon® gently stimulates bowel movement and aids as a mild laxative and disinfectant. Eucarbon 30pk has RRP of €8.99 but has reduced price of €7.99 at Whelehans Pharmacies.


For comprehensive and free health advice and information call in to Whelehans Pharmacies, log on to or dial 04493 34591 (Pearse St) or 04493 10266 (Clonmore).

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