for constipation and bloating

Pflanzliches Arzneimittel bei Verstopfung und Blähungen. Das Abführmittel kann kurzfristig oder auf Reisen bei einer akuten Verstopfung eingesetzt werden. Milde bis stärkere abführende Wirkung. Zusätzlich werden die Verdauungsfunktionen im gesamten Verdauungstrakt angeregt und Blähungen vermindert.

Pure herbal power for an active digestion without detours

PADMA LAX contains twelve herbs and three minerals that support bowel emptying.
Constipation can be caused by insufficient fluid intake, unfavourable or unfamiliar food (when travelling), stress or lack of exercise (bed rest). It is often characterised by hard stools, pain during bowel movements, feelings of tension in the pelvic area and a distended abdomen.

However, it is also used in diseases and circumstances that require easy bowel evacuation (e.g. haemorrhoidal disease). The formula has a mild (1 tablet) to stronger (2 tablets) laxative effect. The effect is delayed, usually after about 8 hours.

We speak of constipation when bowel movements occur less than three times a week and bowel emptying is difficult.


for constipation and bloating

Disponible en pharmacie et en droguerie.

This is an approved drug. Read the package insert.

Compsition PADMA LAX

1 tablet contains: aloes dry extract 12.5 mg, standardised to 2.4-2.6 mg hydroxyanthracene derivatives (solvent: water), the powder of calumba root 10mg; cascara 52.5mg, chebulic myrobalan fruit 35mg, condurango 10 mg, elecampane 35 mg, frangula bark 52.5 mg, gentian root 35 mg, ginger 70 mg, heavy kaolin 25 mg, long pepper 3.5 mg, nux vomica 1.75 mg, rhubarb 70 mg, sodium hydrogen carbonate 15 mg, sodium sulphate 35 mg, with excipients.

The tablets contain no artificial preservatives or colourings and are vegan.

What effects do the ingredients have?

The individual herbs from PADMA LAX work like a network and complement each other to form a harmonious interplay. Pure plant power.

In accordance with the principles of Tibetan Medicine, the composition of PADMA LAX comprises major and minor components. The individual components in the mixture are low doses and achieve their therapeutic effect in a way that is mutually complementary and reinforcing.

The valuable medicinal plants and minerals in PADMA LAX are described in the literature with these effects:

Bitter substances

Bitter substances containing from colombo root, condurango rind, gentian root, inula and vomica seeds substances stimulate the production of gastric juices, support digestive processes in the stomach and in the small intestine, and stimulate the liver.

Essential oils

Essential oils from ginger root and Indian long pepper are antispasmodic and work against flatulence (carminative).

Sodium sulfate

Attracts water and acts as an osmotic laxative.

1.8-Dihydroxy-anthracenderivate containing plants

The containing plants (dry extract of Aloe, Buckthorn bark, Cascara rind, and rhubarb root) have a laxative effect, which comes through two mechanisms. On one hand, they affect colon movement (peristalsis), and on the other hand, they stimulate the active secretion of chloride ions in the intestinal lumen, which increases the water in the bowel contents. This leads to faster motility and a softer stool.


Adults take 1-2 pills with plenty of liquid (minimum 1 glass of warm water) before going to bed or 1 hour before breakfast. Children 12 years of age take 1 tablet.

Children under 12 years should be given PADMA LAX only on doctor’s orders.

The laxative effect is mild (1 tablet) to stronger (2 tablets) and has a delayed effect of ca. 8 hours. Therefore, it is recommended to take it in the evening.

Note for people with allergies and diabetics

PADMA LAX is vegan, lactose and gluten-free.

1 tablet contains about 0,09 g of carbohydrate.

The vegan tablets contain no artificial preservatives or colourings.

Success story for over 50 years

PADMA AG began producing Tibetan herbal compositions according to western pharmaceutical standards as early as 1969.

One year later, the Intercantonal Agency for Therapeutic Products of Switzerland (IKS, today Swissmedic) released the first Tibetan formula PADMA LAX for sale. This was formula no. 179 from the valuable collection of prescriptions.

Switzerland has taken a pioneering position in this respect, in that the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, recognises the complementary medicine category “Tibetan remedies” and has registered Tibetan medicine medicines with PADMA LAX since 1970.

The formula is unique worldwide and has been part of the Swiss phyto medicinal treasure trove for over 50 years.


Unique Formula

PADMA LAX is based on a Tibetan formula that has been used for centuries. It is one of the most important formulas, as healthy digestive energy is considered the power centre and the source of life energy.

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