When it comes to home remedies for colon cleansing, herbs can be an ideal option. And buckthorn bark, psyllium husk, European barberry root bark, and burdock root are generally considered the best colon cleansing herbs. Of course, there is no denying that some other herbs may work better for some individuals. So, it is a good idea to try something else if the mentioned methods fail you.
These four herbs are good at cleansing your colon naturally because they are capable of promoting an increase in bile secretion and strengthening the intestinal wall. As an added bonus, they can be used as a laxative and diuretic too. Besides of the mentioned 4 known organic colon cleansers, other good options also include dandelion, fennel, flaxseed, ginger, goldenseal, and so on. It is worth mentioning that the first two are able to purify the blood and release waste and discharge toxins in the punctuation mark and even the entire body. Good news is that all of them can be available in the market in the forms of supplements, powders, and nourishment.
As is known to all, liver health is important to the overall health since it can keep the body pure of harmful substances and toxins. However, its detoxification systems are easily overloaded in this chemical age. In other words, the consumption of junk food, sweets and processed foods full of chemical additives will lead to liver dysfunction and similar liver problems. Once the liver is clogged and overwhelmed with toxins it thus makes your body clogged with excrement, bacteria and toxic substances too. In addition, the bowel is a dirty place where parasites are easy to breed in. As a result, you tend to suffer from sleepiness, migraines, insomnia, a variety of menstrual problems, food cravings, bad breath, and other symptoms. Once the above-mentioned symptoms occur, you are likely to require a natural colon cleanse in order to improve intestinal health, according to herbalists. However, it is important to note that not all doctors agree with this view and they tend to believe that colon cleansing is not necessary for all.
Herbalists often combine a few different herbs in colon cleansing because the combination can reinforce each other. Let’s take the combination of buckthorn bark and flaxseed as an example. The former contains anthraquinone that can strengthen the colon wall’s ability of contraction to force some old contaminants out of the body while the latter can break down the aged waste and excrete them out since it is stickier than other herbs. Such a group tends to do a better job on colon detox. Bad news is that flaxseed may lead to constipation. So, drinking plenty of water during the cleansing is highly recommended by nutritionists.
As mentioned above, the mechanism of colon cleansers differs. Ginger gets rid of toxin by promoting gastrointestinal function, helping the liver produce more bile to clean itself, and inducing sweating. Goldenseal can help kill bacteria and old residue that accumulates in the punctuation mark; Burdock root and European barberry root bark help relieve constipation by increasing digestive juices and, more importantly, they can also help heal liver failure; ginseng helps detoxify the whole body while increasing your energy; Psyllium seed husks are high in fiber. Thus the pharmacists often use is for the treatment of constipation since its fiber can help the stools’ size and volume grow further.
Currently, most natural colon cleansers you can buy in the market are in the liquid form or pills. However, you can also buy the herbs and make the tea on your own if you don’t like the ready-made products. One thing that you should know though is that there are risks in the use of a high concentration of herbal colon cleanses since they are easy to cause diarrhea, gout, allergies, irritation of stomach and the large bowel, and so on. So, it is recommended to eat more fruits and vegetables that are high in dietary fiber and drink plenty of water to help reduce the side effects.