What’s in a Colon Cleanser and Why?

There are now 100s of colon cleanser products on the market, each claiming to do a better job than the other.   The fact is that most of them use similar ingredients.   In this article we’re going to reveal the most common of those ingredients and show you how you can learn to make  effective cleanses for yourself at home at a fraction of the cost.

The most common approaches to colon cleansing are fasting, cleansing with water, and herbal colon cleansing.     Of these three herbal cleansing is considered to be the most effective and deepest technique.  That’s due to the combination of herbs that are used to help cleanse, tonify and restore the colon.

Most of the colon cleaners on the market contains at least some of the following herbs:

Burdock root: A blood cleanser that relieves gout symptoms. It also restores liver and gallbladder function and stimulates the immune system.

Cascara Sagrada bark: Commonly used by Native Americans,  it is the best herb for eliminating mucoid plaque.  Also stimulates peristaltic action.

Plantain leaf: Cleanses colon and helps remove intestinal plaque.  Is a great blood purifier and supports kidney function.

Psyllium seed husk powder: This is the most common fiber supplement in herbal cleanses.  When mixed with water, Psyllium husk powder becomes jelly-like and provides bulk to the intestines.

Rhubarb root: Has antibiotic properties.  Relieves diarrhea, constipation and hemorrhoids.  Promotes healing of ulcers and supports the healing of the colon.

Senna leaf: is the most reliable herb for stimulating the bowel.  It is also extremely potent and should be used with caution and in very small amounts under the guidance of an herbalist.

Slippery Elm Bark: Reduces inflammation in the colon, stomach, and urinary tract.  Also reduces diarrhea.

Wormwood bark powder: Enhances digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile from the liver and gallbladder. This herb also works well for eliminating toxins and congestion in the gut. Also helps in the removal of parasites.

Yellow dock: Leaves and roots are a good colon and liver cleanser. Works as a blood purifier. Tones the entire digestive system.

A thorough colon cleanser will also include herbs  to soothe digestion and to repopulate  the intestines with positive bacteria.

Now that might sound complicated.  We’re sure that’s what the companies who sell pre-made colon cleansing kits would like you to believe.

We’ve seen that most products on the market that are actually any good cost about $100.   They usually involve a combination of 20-25 herbs and require 7-10 days to complete.   That’s pretty expensive in our opinion, because in doing the research we found that the ingredients to make an exact copy of one of those cleanses cost us about $12.  We reveal that recipe in our herbal colon cleanse resource.

After over 10 years experience with colon cleansing our mission on this website is to reveal effective strategies, practices and recipes that you can make at home for minimal cost.  Whether you’re  a complete beginner or a seasoned cleanser you’ll find a resource here that you can use to create your own safe homemade colon cleanser.

Have a look around and if there is anything we can do to support, just let us know.  We’re always happy to help.

Happy cleansing!

The Safe Cleanse Team