Flushing out the colon is a good way to clean the colon by removing accumulated wastes, fecal matter, toxins and debris. A clean colon is beneficial to overall health. Dr. Robert Schulze, an advocate of herbal remedies, believes that a full colon leads to many diseases from arthritis to heart disease to skin problems. By flushing out the colon, bowel movements are regulated and there is less chance of gastrointestinal disorders like constipation or irritable bowel syndrome. There are a few types of colon flushes to choose from and most can be done easily at home.
Drink lots of fluids. Drinking plenty of fluids will flush out your entire system including the colon. The extra fluids will soften fecal matters and also clean out all the cells and tissues in the body. Water, fruit juices, vegetable juices and herbal teas are the liquids to drink. These are lot healthier than sodas or alcohol. An intake of 10 to 12 glasses of fluids each day is also necessary for the body to carry out its various processes.
Take aloe vera. Many people with intestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation, use aloe vera to treat these ailments. This popular plant has a “strong laxative action” according to the Herbs2000 website. Aloe vera comes in a drinkable gel, juice and as supplements. The plants contain compounds called anthraquinones that cause purging. Herbs2000 states, “The mode of functioning of these classes of compounds lies in their ability to induce contractions in the colon of affected individuals. This usually results in the production of bowel movements within eight to 12 hours following the initial consumption of the herbal remedy.” Drink one or two glasses a day of aloe vera.
Take herbal colon cleaners. There are numerous colon cleaners on the market that help to stimulate the muscles of the intestines that push the wastes through the colon. Many of these supplements contain herbs that are safe to use on a regular basis. Most herbal colon cleansers are pills but some are in liquid form.
Have an enema. Enemas have been used for centuries and today they are available in pre-packaged kits that are easy to use. An enema uses a tube and a bottle filled with a liquid to force the solution into the lower intestines to bring about a bowel movements. Each commercial product contains different ingredients, but water mixed with herbs is most frequently used. But there are other popular ingredients as well.
Try colon hydrotherapy, an advanced approach to an enema. Colon hydrotherapy sessions are done in an office with a trained colon therapist. A tube is inserted into the rectum which is attached to a machine that pumps up to 20 gallons of warm water into the intestines. Some colon therapist use just water, but others also add herbs, enzymes or sodium bicarbonate to the water. After the water has loosened the debris in the colon, a second hose removes all the wastes and fecal materials. The entire session lasts for about one hour. Also called colonic irrigation, the water literally flushes away all the debris in the colon.