Your colon has the most critical responsibility of extracting water and salt from wastes before they are eliminated from the body. This is how it helps maintain the body’s electrolyte balance. However, many times this cleansing organ might get clogged itself and the waste might cling to its walls.
A clogged colon finds it difficult to absorb essential nutrients, which can cause vomiting, low energy levels, headaches, weight gain, skin allergy, joint pains, constipation, indigestion and bloating. It could also lead to various diseases such as asthma, heart problems, gall bladder stones, kidney and liver ailments, and skin allergies.
Natural colon cleansers can help remove wastes that build up due to a lack of exercise, stress, reduced water intake, lifestyle changes and prescription drugs. Here are five simple home remedies to cleanse your colon naturally.
Water: An increased intake of water can stimulate the natural peristaltic (contracting and relaxing) action of your colon, helping it maintain a normal function. This also helps remove the harmful toxins in the colon and keeps the body hydrated. Drink at least 10 glasses of water in a day to hydrate yourself.
Ginger: Ginger is a natural stimulant that improves colon health, reduces bloating and keeps it free from harmful toxins. Add two teaspoons of ginger juice and a teaspoon of honey to a glass of warm water and drink this twice daily.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that speed up healing. Its detoxification and laxative properties make it an effective colon cleanser, too. Take two cups of aloe vera juice twice daily to cleanse your colon.
Lemon Juice: Lemons are high in vitamin C. Their strong antioxidant properties improve digestive health and colon functioning. Squeeze the juice of a single lemon and add two teaspoons of honey to a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this once a day on an empty stomach to cleanse your colon.
Apple Juice: Fresh apple juice encourages bowel movement, improves the functioning of the liver and the digestive system and breaks down toxins. Extract the juice from two to three apples using a juicer. Drink this juice twice daily to cleanse the colon.