What is English water for and how to drink it

English water is a herbal tonic, consisting of extracts of medicinal plants that, due to its active principles, acts on the mucosa of the digestive system, stimulating the production of gastric juice, promoting the improvement of the digestive process and increased appetite.

English water can be found in health food stores or pharmacies, however, although it is not necessary to present a prescription, it is important that its consumption is not made without the doctor’s guidance, as the consumption of this product in large quantities, is associated with side effects, such as headache, nausea and the appearance of red spots on the skin.

What is it for

English water consists of the extract of several medicinal plants, such as cinnamon from China, yellow cinnamon, calumba, cornflower, wormwood, chamomile and gorse, which have several properties and health benefits, which give it the following indications:

  • Improves the digestive process;
  • Increases appetite;
  • Increases the production of gastric juice;
  • Helps eliminate excess synthetic hormones present in the body;
  • Helps eliminate toxins.

In addition, English water is popularly used as a uterus purifier, to help cleanse the body and uterus of substances that may prevent or hinder pregnancy, and may be recommended in the postpartum period or after spontaneous abortions, however the use of English water for this purpose must be indicated by the doctor.

How to take

The use of English water should be recommended by the doctor, and 1 cup may be indicated before meals, which is equivalent to 30 mL. The maximum daily dose of English water is 4 glasses, equivalent to 120 mL per day.

Side effects and contraindications

The package leaflet does not mention side effects, but in some cases allergy reactions to the medicine may appear with symptoms of redness, itching and white or red pellets on the skin, in which case it is recommended to see the doctor as soon as possible. In addition, the consumption of English water above the recommended daily dose, can cause nausea, headache, vomiting, changes in vision and, in some cases, fainting.

The use of English water is not recommended during pregnancy, because some medicinal plants that make up this water can cause uterine contractions, interfering with pregnancy.

In addition, it is contraindicated for women who are breastfeeding, children under 12, patients with epilepsy, excess stomach acid, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s, patients with diseases or problems in the liver or stomach and for patients with allergies to any of the components of the formula.

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