Home Remedy Colon Cleanse: First Step to Detoxification
You are what you eat. I am not referring to the diet program aired in United Kingdom in 2004 to 2007 or even the 1968 American documentary film. I am merely referring to the fact that one who eats horrendously, is not astoundingly sick compared to one who eats healthily. The food that gets into the mouth and down the stomach for food processing becomes the body’s medical supply like water reserve in a camel’s humps. Feed your body with the wrong stuff and the insides go chaotic. Feed it with better food and you experience body wellness. This, however, is just the beginning.
Healthy diet is favored but regardless of whether good or bad food lands on your internal grinding machine, it is recommended that at least once a day, you get to move your bowels. Less than this leads you to becoming a “sick man (or woman) walking”. A lot of waste will be derived from three meals’ worth in a day. Missing one day will stack up with another batch of meals the following day.
The colon is our body’s sewer system so the longer the waste matter stays on our bowels, the more we expose ourselves to a variety of diseases. Decaying matter becomes the source of bacterial growth and may cause the transfer of harmless flora to other parts of the body. Upon transfer, these harmless floras may become dangerous and disease-causing. To cut the story short, everything that goes into our bowels are converted to toxins, thus, the need to flush them out.
A very good way to restore the normal flow of bowel movement is through cleansing of the intestines. It is often the very first step recommended in the body detoxification process. Laxatives are the drugs of choice in constipated cases but there are also natural means to purge your colon out of destructive particles. It involves the incorporation of medical herbs that may either contain good bacteria or enzymes that instigates the colon to move bowels.
To name a few, peeled and dried roots of rhubarb contain glycosides that function as a mild laxative in high doses of one to two grams. It may function as a standalone drug or in combination with other medical herbs. The motility of the colon is done through the inactivation of certain enzymes responsible for the slow movement. The “transit time” becomes faster as a result. It is not recommended for more than two weeks of usage as it may lead to the swelling and discoloration of the colon.
Another laxative that exhibits the same effect is the Cascara Sagrada. Not only does it relieve constipation but it also invigorates the muscles in the intestines. Coriander leaves, garlic, mint and onions may be eaten in trace amounts for the purpose of colon cleansing. Each herb has its own independent therapeutic effect apart from its ability to rid the colon of toxins. Fennel seeds, ginger and lemon may be mixed with lukewarm water and triphala, an herbal powder, to formulate black tea.