If you experience abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting or if you develop diarrhoea, discontinue use. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under the age of 12, consult a healthcare professional before using.
Figs are the fruit of the ficus tree, part of the mulberry family (Moraceae). They have a soft and chewy texture, and a qunique, sweet taste. Inside the fruit are scores of lightly crunchy, edible seeds. The fig tree is one of the world’s oldest tree, featuring prominently in the Bible. They are native to the Middle East and Mediterranean and were held in high regard by the Greeks.
Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. They provide minerals such potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper, and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K that contribute to health and wellness.
Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines and support regularity because of their high fibre content.
Dates are the sweet fruit of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits. It’s thought dates were a staple part of the Babylonian diet around 8,000 years ago. Dates come in many different varieties, and can be eaten fresh or dried. Dates are rich in minerals, protein, dietary fiber and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C. They assist bowel regularity thanks to a high content of soluble and insoluble fibres and different kinds of amino acids.
Senna (Senna alexandrina) is a small shrub native to Northern Africa. It was first applied medicinally by Arabian physicians in the 9th century and has long been used in traditional Arabic as well as European medicine to support regular bowel movements. Traditionally, the leaves of senna were brewed into a tea. Today, modern medicine has developed standardised plant extract that allow better monitoring of administered doses. The active principles of senna are anthraquinone glycoside which act primarily on the colon. The plant also contains some mucilage and tartrates that enhance smooth bowel motions.
New Zealand Bush Honey is a blend of honey combining the richness and goodness of New Zealand’s native Manuka honey with the multi-floral flavour of wild pastures and bush land.
Psyllium (also known as psyllium hulls or husks) is the outer sheath of the seed pod of Plantago ovata, a member of the plantain family. Psyllium is a natural source of dietary fibre, widely used to support healthy digestion and bowel function. It’s popular for its gentle yet effective action and is easily tolerated by most people.