We live in a fast paced world and our eating habits reflect that. So, it is very natural for food and waste to accumulate inside the digestive system, including the colon, which is your large intestine. This accumulation of waste, undigested food, toxins is not good for your digestive system. As they say that our digestion sets the tone for the day, hence it is important to have an effective stomach cleanse in the morning. It not only improves your immune system by flushing out the undigested food, excess fluid, sodium and toxins out of your body ; but it also aids weight loss, reduces colon cancer risk, and improves mental health.
In this piece, we will be looking at colon cleansing herbs and what kinds of ingredients should you use to make a natural colon cleansing tea. So let’s dive in!
What is the work of the Colon?
The job of the colon is a vital function of your digestive system. The colon is a tubular organ which is entrusted with the vital responsibility of remove waste products from the body. As a part of the digestive system, it works in tandem with the small intestine and the stomach to eliminate stool from the body and keep the balance of fluids and electrolytes in order.
In addition, it balances the pH levels in the digestive system that helps your body to reabsorb all essential nutrients, salt and water, which in turn process the waste from the large intestine.
An overnight colon cleanse can be performed at home naturally without any side effects, because even though colon cleansing products are available over the counter that claim they are natural, but they mostly aren’t and can have a range of side-effects on your health.
It is important to note that colon cleansing might not reap benefits right away apart from feeling you re-energized, but adding natural overnight colon cleanse herbs to your foods and drinks keep the colon healthy and prevent future build up of toxins and waste. And, if you top that up with regular yoga and exercise, the stomach cleanse home remedy helps in supporting and maintaining a healthy colon long-term.
5 Natural Colon Cleansing Ingredients to Use at Home
In this blog, we have listed out a number of natural herbs that you can take with your colon cleansing tea, that can effectively fortify the function of the colon and the overall digestive system. These natural remedies will enrich your overall health.
Garcinia Cambogia is Malabar Tamarind that suppresses your appetite and increases your metabolism rate, which we all face difficulties with especially after our 30s. How it works is that this natural fruit contains a compound called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA is a derivative of citric acid responsible for inhibiting an enzyme called citrate lyase that interferes with the conversion of unused carbohydrates into fat. In simpler terms, it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and puts a brake on your appetite. It is helpful in boosting your digestive system, for a cleanse, and also helps controls your body weight. You can add Garcinia Tea in your daily diet.
Here is a comprehensive blog to understand how garcinia cambogia can lead to weight loss. Read it here.
Lemon is a powerful detox drink. This wonder fruit in your kitchen works as a natural source for rich antioxidants and Vitamin C, both of which protect your body from free radicals, thereby keeping your immunity up. You can try our Lemon Ginger Green Tea, just 2 cups in the day. Heat 200 ml of water at 90 degrees, add a tea bag, and steep for 2-3 minutes. Add a tsp. of honey. Drink it while it is hot.
To read of the health benefits of tea with lemon, read this interesting piece here.
Peppermint is an herb extraordinaire that helps with indigestion and helps clean your stomach. It is also known to reduce bloating and avoid spasms in the GI tract. We recommend you a refreshing blend, our Mint melody Green Tea that contains refreshing notes of peppermint and spearmint in addition to the goodness of green tea. While mint eases any kind of digestive upsets, freshens your breath, spearmint, on the other hand, fights bacterial infections and improves digestion by an overnight colon cleanse.
Ginger, both a herb and root, have been for centuries, used in cooking and as a herbal remedy to aid the natural digestion process. It contains a compound called gingerol which has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It plays a major role in colon cleanse. We strongly recommend you to make our Turmeric Ginger Herbal Tea Tisane a part of your daily diet, because it doesn’t contain any caffeine and can be taken at night for a stomach cleanse in the morning. Secondly, it has a healthy blend of diced turmeric and white ginger that are both known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that helps improve digestion, which could only mean a healthy colon.
Infusions of chamomile, mint, and Lemongrass work wonders for your stomach cleanse in the morning. A hot cup of green tea or herbal tea infused with the following ingredients, steeped for 2-3 minutes in hot water, consumed every night is an effective natural stomach cleanse home remedy. While Chamomile reduces stress, improves sleep quality; peppermint will ease digestive upsets. And, green tea, we all know, is rich in antioxidants and improves cognitive functions and weight management.
Just note that all these above suggestions are not meant to cure any disease, but help boost your digestive system naturally. Regular consumption can help cleanse your colon and enhance the excretion of toxins, boost energy and improve immunity.
Until next time!
Contributing Wellness Author for Vahdam India
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