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#1 of 2 Old 06-18-2007, 08:36 AM - Thread Starter
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I have been terribly constipated lately. I haven't pooped in days. I have tried many of the suggestions posted but as of lately, nothing helps.

I have some "smooth move" tea, which containers Senna Leaf, licorice root, fennel, orange peal, cinnamon bark, corriander, ginger.

Does anyone know if this is safe during pregnancy?

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NOT SAFE. senna helps relieve constipation through intestinal stimulation, so it may also cause uterine contractions.

i've also read it's better to stay away from licorice root.

i have cleared up chronic constipation with a good multi mineral (i use shaklee VitaLea). nothing else worked for me.

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