Lennon Lewensessens Essence of Life mixture is a medication that offers relief for constipation as well as discomforts like a distended stomach and cramps associated with excessive eating or drinking. Constipation occurs when a person has difficulty emptying the large bowel. Home remedies and lifestyle changes can often help resolve it, but sometimes, it may need medical attention. Constipation can happen for many reasons, such as when stool passes through the colon too slowly. The slower the food moves through the digestive tract, the more water the colon will absorb and the harder the feces will become.
A person who poops fewer than 3 times per week may have constipation. Sometimes, constipation results from a blockage in the large intestine. In this case, a person will need urgent medical attention. At other times, it may simply be due to a lack of fiber or water.
This medication is principally composed of Cape aloe (bitter latex) which is used as laxative medicine in Africa and Europe and is considered to have bitter tonic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anticancer properties. Essence of Life is a Laxative formulated with this plant to soften your bowels and make it easy to go to the toilet.
What are the ingredients in Essence of Life?
Essence of Life contains the following ingredients: Cape aloes, alcoholic extracts of: African ginger, Rhubarb, Gentian, Myrrh – Galangal, Turmeric and Ethanol (100%) – 45.00% v/v.
How should I Use Essence of Life?
Adults: one medicine measure (5 ml) taken night and morning after meals. Lewensessens (essence of life) is bitter and strong, and therefore some people will find it necessary to take it with cold water or beef tea.
Children: half to one medicine measure (2.5 – 5.0 ml).
What are the side effects of Essence of life?
Essence of life is Cape aloe based, Aloe latex can cause some side effects such as stomach pain and cramps. Long-term use of large amounts of aloe latex might cause diarrhea, kidney problems, blood in the urine, low potassium, muscle weakness, weight loss, and heart disturbances.
Taking this medication beyond the recommended dose for several days can be fatal. Also, there is concern that chemicals in aloe latex and/or aloe whole-leaf extract may promote the development of cancer.
There have been a few reports of liver problems in some people who have taken an aloe extract; however, this is uncommon. It is thought to only occur in people who are extra sensitive (hypersensitive) to aloe.
Store below 25 degrees C. Keep tightly closed.
Keep out of reach of children.