Are there any natural colon cleansing methods? What are they?

When all the food that we consume does not get excreted, the remnants of it stick to the walls of the colon and gradually become toxic. If these wastes are not expelled, they can enter our blood stream and cause a lot of health problems like Constipation, fatigue, abdominal pain, obesity, acne, and colitis, which are all caused by a dirty colon. If left untreated, the problem can become as serious as colon cancer. There are medical ways of cleaning the colon but they are highly intrusive, expensive, and are not always completely successful. So, it's better to ensure that the colon is cleansed at all times to avoid any health issue as well as the need for a medical cleansing.

If you make sure that you eat the right foods at the right time, maintain good lifestyle, drink lots of fluids, and get adequate exercise, you will never have any digestion or colon problem. The most important thing to do is eat as many fresh and natural foods as possible. Include loads of green leafy vegetables, raw vegetables, fresh fruits, and whole grains in your daily diet. Avoid processed and refined foods, white flour, sugary and oily food as they are not easily digested. Eat more of apples, oranges, pears, prunes, beetroot, and radish as they all promote digestion. If you eat one apple a day and drink fresh juice of two oranges, your system will be clean of any toxins. Have a pear before eating your meal, especially dinner, as it makes digestion easy. You must also not sleep immediately after eating. Take a walk for 15 minutes and sit for about two hours before going to bed. Do not eat too late at night either.

An effective way of cleansing colon is drinking two glasses of warm water with two pinches of salt added to it every morning on an empty stomach. However, avoid this if you have high blood pressure. You can also add a teaspoon of butter to milk and drink every night to aid bowel movement. Lemon tea with two teaspoons of honey added to it can be consumed every morning to cleanse your stomach. Consume green tea everyday to keep your system clean. A mix of one teaspoon of lime juice and mint juice each with a half a teaspoon of ginger and a pinch of black salt is also beneficial in cleansing colon and easing bowel movements.

answered by M W

Cleansing the colon is important for proper digestion of food and regular and easy bowel movement. An unclean colon can lead to constipation. A few dietary measures can be followed to keep the colon clean:

  • Cut down the intake of non-vegetarian food.
  • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  • Eat raw salads, fruits and vegetables in greater amounts.
  • A whole grain cereal soaked in soya milk makes for an ideal breakfast and keeps the colon clean.
  • Avoid eating milk products, sweetened and caffeinated beverages, deep-fried foodstuff and breads made from white flour.
  • The juice of prunes naturally cleanses the colon. Besides, prunes are also a rich source of natural fiber. Thus, regular consumption of fruits of this family is an effective way of keeping the colon clean. Fresh grapes are of great help in clearing the bowels, but if they are not available, raisins soaked in water for a couple of days may be eaten as an alternative. Remember to consume the water in which they are soaked too.
  • Eating a couple of guavas every day is also very helpful in cleansing the colon, as the seeds of this fruit are a natural source of roughage.
  • Bael fruit also called Stone Apple is one of the most effective natural laxatives. About fifty grams of this fruit, eaten ideally in its original form before dinner, detoxifies the intestines and helps in evacuating even months’ old feces.
  • A couple of oranges eaten both at bedtime and at breakfast also prevents the accumulation of food in the colon and quickens bowel movements.
  • Eating a few figs soaked overnight in water or half a papaya at breakfast also prevents accumulation of semi-digested food in the colon.
  • Spinach contains organic nutrients that are known to cleanse and repair even the most severely constipated intestinal tracts. It can be used raw in salads or about 100 ml of its juice added to an equal quantity of water can be taken twice a day to cleanse the colon.
  • The juice of half a lime, with a pinch of salt and a few drops of honey added to a glass of lukewarm water may be consumed every morning as an effective measure to cleanse the colon.
  • Grind aloe leaf, fennel, garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper together and consume this to kill harmful bacteria growing inside the colon and to prevent gas formation.

answered by G R

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