Knowing and understanding the herbs that assist your intestinal tract in restoring its own function is something we all need to know, and it’s rarely something your mother, doctor, or best friend will teach you. Learn about the 5 herbs that are essential for restoring colon function below.
1. Slippery Elm
Slippery elm helps regulate the colon during both diarrhea and constipation. It’s called a mucilaginous herb because it provides some soft fiber for the colon’s walls. This soft fiber then acts like a mild scrubbing agent to remove any encrustations on the colon and intestinal wall. The result is up to 15% greater absorption of vitamins and minerals from the digestive tract.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera works on both the colon and the next organ in the detoxification hierarchy, the liver. Its demulcent agents soothe any irritated tissues along the entire digestive tract. On top of this, aloe vera contains emodin, which helps propel the contents of the GI tract along readily, preventing any constipation.
3. Cascara Sagrada
This herb is amazing in that it is the only known herb on the planet to actually restore the functioning of the muscles that establish regularity. Other herbs may speed up the removal of the digested food from the digestive tract in several other ways.
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Senna can be called the herbal laxative herb. It’s effective for just about everyone!
Psyllium provides plant fiber that acts as bulky matter for the intestines. When you get the extra bulk, then you are able to have bowel movements in the proper size, width and length, which decreases the amount of time toxins are kept in the colon and intestines.
Two Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make With Your Colon
The biggest colon mistake people make is not doing a colon cleanse long enough. If you’ve eaten a poor diet – a processed food diet – for several years of your life, then parts of the colon have most likely formed outpouchings where digested foods from this type of diet are stored. A colon cleanse for 3-4 days isn’t going to even touch what’s in the outpockets. You need a minimum of two weeks, and ideally six weeks, a few times a year. Not doing enough of a colon cleanse ends up leaving your colon dirty – with the false security that you think it’s clean.
The second colon mistake is thinking you can increase your fiber intake quickly with two or three servings of psyllium fiber each day. Although psyllium is an excellent fiber, it does draw water to itself and can end up compacting digested food in the intestines. This makes the digested food into a ‘brick’ that won’t move. It can cause obstruction of the GI tract. Taking psyllium is a fine art, and you should only start with small amounts and then build up to larger amounts.
Keeping Your Colon Healthy is Important
Doing a colon cleanse while living in today’s society isn’t just a luxurious, spa-type activity to do. It’s essential to good health. The food supply is loaded with toxins (food additives, pesticides, and chemicals). Genetically-modified foods are not what the intestinal tract likes, needs or wants, and previously eaten foods containing pesticides will eat up probiotic bacteria that are helpful to the GI tract. All these problems constantly add up to degrade your health.
Two colon cleanses of substantial length are recommended during each year. Regular consumption of probiotics, digestive enzymes in many cases, and a parasite cleanse at least three months of the year can also be beneficial. When you keep up with what is required for good health, you’ll have slashed your rate of aging, and are turning back the hands of time.
Pay attention to your own colon health, create a program, and start the fight against colon cancer and other intestinal disorders. Getting started was never easier. And with Nutracraft, you’ll learn WHY you are doing certain things, what to look for to know if you are doing what is right for your health, and the expected benefits.