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Over the years, unhealthy substances build up in the colon, and become toxic matter that can trigger all sorts of health problems such as:

  • Cancer
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Constant fatigue
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Skin conditions

In order to reduce our risks of illnesses, it would be a good idea to undergo an herbal cleanse once or twice a year and flush out these harmful substances from our body.

Most herbal colon cleanse products work in the same way – first, they soften the hard toxic buildup in the colon and gently eliminate them from the body through natural excretory processes. As soon as these toxins are eliminated from your body, you will immediately feel healthier and your risk of suffering many types of diseases will be greatly reduced.

Herbs for colon cleansing:

  • Aloe Vera is a natural laxative that relieves bowel irritation and constipation.
  • Artichoke protects the liver against toxins and infection. It stimulates bile secretion and is useful to reduce abdominal distension.
  • Barberry Bark is a bitter tonic with mild laxative effects that encourages bile flow.
  • Black Radish is useful in the treatment of constipation caused by liver dysfunction. It increases the production of bile and improves intestinal contraction and relaxation.
  • Buchu is used to reduce colon inflammation and bloating during menstruation.
  • Burdock Root improves bile production and increases digestive juices.
  • Burdock Root purifies the blood, acts as a diuretic and restores the liver.
  • Cascara Sagrada restores bowel movements and, thereby cures constipation.
  • Cayenne Pepper helps to get rid of waste through sweat and acts a blood purifier.
  • Dandelion stimulates the flow of bile from the urea tract and helps to clean the blood. It supports the liver function and reduces eczema.
  • Fennel is mostly used in the form of tea that acts as a natural laxative. It relieves flatulence and colic. It helps to maintain stasis and tone, and sterilizes the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Garlic kills bacteria in the bloodstream, cleans the intestines and prevents cholesterol oxydation
  • Ginger is a tonic that you can use to strengthen the digestive tract. Drink a bit of grated ginger together with a drop of lemon juice and honey in warm water before dinner. It is a softener and revitalizes the muscles and glands. It helps get rid of toxins through sweating.
  • Ginseng detoxifies the whole body and reduces fatigue. Pregnant woman, people with high blood pressure and hypoglycemia should avoid it.
  • Golden Seal supports the colon, liver and pancreas function. It stops intestinal swelling and kills bacteria in the waste.
  • Grapefruit Seed kills strep, salmonella, staph, herpes, fungi and parasites.
  • Green Tea is a potent detoxifier and has the best Herbs for colon cleansing. It is rich in vitamin C and catechins that make up about a quarter of green tea leaves. The cathechins combine with other molecules to detoxify the system. Green tea contains polyphenols with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It has weight loss properties.
  • Kale helps to reduce bloating and contains the colon protecting glutamine that prevents cancer of the bowel.
  • Licorice Root heals mucus membranes of the intestinal tract.
  • Milk Thistle is used to clean and regenerate the liver.
  • Parsley has diuretic qualities and helps to clean the kidneys. It facilitates oxygen metabolism.
  • Peppermint relieves constipation, indigestion and cramps.
  • Psyllium Husk softens fecal matter for easier stools by increasing the water content in the colon.
  • Red Clover cleanses the bloodstream from toxins and rids the digestive system of bacteria. It helps the muscle lining in the digestive system to relax, is an appetite suppressant, and protects the body against bacterial infections.
  • Rhubarb Root has a purgative action that reduces constipation.
  • Seaweed provides essential nutrients and helps against constipation.
  • Senna has powerful laxative qualities and helps to clean the lymphatic system.
  • Spearmint relaxes the body and stimulates bile secretion. It relieves headaches, tension, and indigestion.
  • Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal qualities. It acts a blood purifier.

These Herbs for colon cleansing also have other qualities to improve the body’s health in areas, such as building the immune system and increasing energy. Herbs for colon cleansing should form part of your normal diet. Don’t use an excess of any herb. Follow a balanced diet and regular exercise to insure overall health.

A good lifestyle personal trainer is able to recommend to you a good natural colon cleanser and understands the importance of an healthy colon to achieve optimal health.

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