How long does it take laxative tea to work? This is a common question asked on internet forums and social media, particularly for people who take laxatives on a regular basis. Studies comparing results from different brands of laxative tea reveal that there really isn’t one answer. The amount of time it takes for a person to feel better depends on a number of factors, even if they follow the instructions exactly.
Laxative teas can start working within six to eight hours, but it might take a few hours longer if, like me, you ate your body weight in fast food looking for a get-out-of-jail-free card. When you’re lying in wait, don’t double (or triple) up or that may have bad consequences for yourself.
But what happens if you’ve already had a bowel movement but are unable to pass stool for another 24 hours?
Most people think of a catastrophic result, like a ruptured appendix or perforated appendix. This isn’t the case. Your body will form stools naturally for 12 to 48 hours after you’ve had a bowel movement.