Our expert says:
Black Forest Tea is a herbal laxative which will certainly make your stomach work. It is, however, rather a harsh laxative and it is not a good idea to use harsh laxatives for long periods because this makes the colon lose its natural function and then you will be dependent on laxatives all the time. Excessive use of harsh laxatives can also cause dehydration, so it would be better to use a high fibre intake or a gentler laxative like Fybogel (buy at chemist) and probiotics (good microorganisms) like Bifidoforte (buy at health shop) to regulate your bowel habits. If the laxative causes diarrhoea then it can interfere with the contraceptive pill.
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