All of us take at least one shower a day. How many of us cleanse our digestive system as regularly? 90% of the diseases and discomfort is directly or indirectly related to an unclean colon. Build up of toxins in the digestive system blocks the absorption of nutrients.

Therefore you need to have regular and thorough cleansing of the digestive system to properly eliminate the toxins from the colon and the digestive system.

Here are some facts of our digestive system

Our gut is 25 ft long. We eat an average of 1000 lb of food a year and 50 tons in a lifetime. Such a large amount of food is being digested absorbed and the toxins released over our lifetime. If we do have a proper and regular cleansing of the digestive system, the toxins released would be accumulated in the body over the years.

What does poor digestive health leads to?

  • Constipation – accumulation of waste and self poisoning
  • Poor enzyme secretion for digestion and absorption
  • Abdominal bloating, gas and cramps
  • Harmful organism and parasite accumulate affecting the absorption of nutrients
  • Food allergies
  • Ulceration of digestive tract
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low immune system
  • Headaches, joint pains, fatigues, skin irritation, bad breath and recurring infections.

Here are 5 natural herbs that can cleanse and improve your digestive health:

1) Senna Leaf

This is a flowering plant, native in the tropics. It is a popular herb used by many people in the past centuries. Senna leaves act as laxatives alleviating constipation by increasing the movement of waste down the colon.

It is used for weight loss as it decreases dieter’s appetite and the laxative property cause food to pass through the digestive system before many calories can be absorbed.

2) Buckthorn

Buckthorn is a shrub native in temperate, subtropical Northern Hemisphere. It acts as a purgatives, liquidifying  and softening the stools. It is used to treat hemorrhoids and after rectal surgery as the softening of the stools reduces the aggravation of  the wound.

3) Uva Ursi ( Bearberry)

This is used to treat infection of lower urinary tract and vaginitis. The astringent effect helps to shrink and tighten mucous membranes, thereby, reducing inflammation and fights infections.

4) Psylium Husk

The psylium husk contains spongy fiber, which cleanse the colon like a brush. It reduces appetite, cravings and hunger by giving the sensation of fullness. 100g of psylium husk give rise to 71g of soluble fiber compared to same amount of oat bran that gives only 5 g of soluble fiber.

It promotes easy bowel movement producing loose stool and reduce irritable bowel syndrome. Such a soluble fiber can also reduce cholesterol by blocking its re-absorption and promote excretion from the body.

5) Guar Gum

Guar gum is a water soluble fiber that act as bulk forming laxatives. It promotes regular bowel movement, relieves constipation and reduces chronic bowel ailment such as diverticulus, Crohn’s disease, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Guar gum reduces the Glycemic Index of the meal. That means it slows down the blood sugar surge of refine carbohydrates digestion and improves satiety. It also supports the absorption of calcium in the colon, which means that the dosage can be lowered.

Start your regular colon cleansing now and you will find that you are more alert and energetic and better immunity to infections.

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