Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine

Herbolax (Capsules & Tablets)

Herbolax (Capsules & Tablets) is a phyto-pharmaceutical and ayurvedic proprietary medicine beneficial in chronic constipation. Herbolax has laxative, pre-biotic and pro-kinetic actions, which helps eliminating constipation.

Ingredients (Composition)

Its main ingredient is Trivrit (Ipomoea Turpethum), which has gentle laxative action. Here is a complete list of ingredients with their quantity in each Herbolax capsule or tablet.

IngredientsEach Capsule & Tablet Contains:
Trivrit – Ipomoea Turpethum70 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula50 mg
Kasani – Cichorium Intybus50 mg
Kasmard – Cassia Occidentalis50 mg
Kakamachi – Solanum Nigrum40 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra40  mg
Ginger (Sonth) – Zingiber officinale45 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes10 mg

Therapeutic Indications

The main indication for Herbolax is constipation. It is used in following cases.

  • Mild Acute Constipation
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Pre-radiographic bowel preparation – it helps eliminating gas shadows – Used with Gasex
  • Constipation during non-ambulatory periods
  • Constipation during postoperative periods


Herbolax Capsule Dosage2 to 3 Capsules *
Herbolax Tablet Dosage2 to 3 Tablets *

* Before dinner with warm water

For Pre-radiographic bowel preparation

  1. Herbolax Tablets or Capsules: 2 to 3 at bedtime
  2. Gasex Tablets: 2 Tablets trice daily after meal with warm water

Caution & Side Effects

Herbolax is POSSIBLY SAFE under medical supervision in the dosage described above.

In pregnancy, Herbolax should not be used in first trimester. The better and safer option is Gulkand for constipation in pregnancy.

Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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