I sure would listen to what Ptree and Lapis are telling you. They both are very knowledgeable. Herbal laxatives can create a dependency....not good, just creates more problems. You may want to check out this site posted at the bottom. I do not see how age can have anything to do with needing or not needing to cleanse. If there is a problem with bowel movements, seek the answer. If the enemas were working why were they discontinued ? I can understand that you are feeling that you cannot help your dear child but you can help. You can help by not giving her any junk food and encouraging her to eat the delicious other things that you can add to her diet. You can also try and get her to move her bowels more often, even if she says that she does not have to go. Eat vegetables with her !! If you could give more information it would be helpful.