“ Brand: Potters / Type: Herbal Blends „
I suffer from occasional constipation. Ok I've said it and no smart comments from you lot required lol. I doubt very much I'm the only one that suffers this way and being honest with you and myself its my poor diet (particularly of late) and eating what I think of as rubbish to blame and so thats why when I spotted this harmless looking product in Boots I decided that it was worth a try and Potter's is a name that I'm aware of and trust very much.
Red plastic packet with a multi coloured picture depicted on it of what I think is a garden and I'm told that it is Potters 'Winged Lion' Cleansing Herb 'A herbal remedy traditionally used for prevention and the relief of occasional constipation' and the best before date is clearly displayed. On the back of the packet other information given includes directions for using it, the weight is stated (which in this case is 65g), ingredients are listed and contact details for Potter's are given. Ok informative packaging this is!
All you do to use this is follow the simply laid out instructions on the back of the packet. It is suitable only for adults to use and children can take the Potter's Senna Tablets, but not this herbal formulation. All I do is have half a teaspoon night or morning and you can vary the dose as required. you place the herb in a mug and add really boiling water to it and leave it to steep for 15 minutes and then drink the lot. There are no known side effects to this and if diarrhoea happens for any reason at all you just need general fluid replacement.
The herb mix is dark brown and powdery and theres plenty of it in its packet. It has a sweet sort of aniseed aroma to it which is actually rather pleasant. I pop half a teaspoon in a cup and give it a good stir leave it then drink it though to be fair it doesn't look all that pleasant, just a dark brown looking dish water colour with some seedy looking pale brown bits floating in it, again the aroma of aniseed is whiffable!
By the time you've left it to 'brew' for 15 minutes its cooled down alot and ready to drink really and all the bits are relatively dissolved.
The drink itself however isn't actually bad. It has a slight but natural sweetness to it and a hint of aniseed in flavour. it isn't all that flavoursome and is more watery than anything else. It isn't unpleasant and actually freshens breath rather a lot! I have no problems consuming this as it is simply ok.
I take it once a day, preferably in the morning and it works...it just takes time really. Don't expect to take this one day and that is that and job is done it doesn't work like that. It takes a few days to get it working and when it works it gives a gentle result not a wow I need a poo one and it works naturally with your bodies usual rhythm. If you drink this without fail and daily then I find it to prevent constipation but again in a natural way which I totally approve off so this is a welcome addition to my kitchen shelf and I swear by it now and for the price you get about 100 cups or so cos you use so little and get so much of the herbal mix! Great stuff once again from Potter's!
Usually costing about £4.50 a packet in all good supermarkets etc.