The colon, a part of the digestive system, is responsible for extracting water, salt, vitamins and nutrients from indigestible food matter, processing food that was not digested in the small intestine, and eliminating solid waste from the body.
However, when it does not function properly, it begins to absorb toxins instead of eliminating them, thereby causing problems like headaches, bloating, constipation, gas, weight gain, low energy, fatigue, and chronic illnesses.
These problems can also be caused by undigested foods (most foods that we eat today are loaded with additives, preservatives and other chemicals) that leads to buildup of mucus in the colon, producing toxins that poison the body.
However, with the help of colon cleansing, you can easily get rid of harmful toxins and promote healthy intestinal bacteria. It will also help increase your energy and improve the body’s absorption of vitamins and nutrients. There are many treatments available for colon cleansing. But for many people, the best options are simple, natural home remedies.
Here are the top 10 home remedies for colon cleansing. Before starting any colon cleansing program, consult your doctor for proper guidance, especially if you are taking any medications or suffering from any health condition.
For colon cleansing, the best thing you can do is drink plenty of water. It is essential to drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water in a day. Regular consumption of water will give your body the liquid and lubrication required to flush out the harmful toxins and waste from the body in a natural manner.
Drinking plenty of water will also stimulate the natural peristaltic action, helping the food to move through the digestive system. Also, water is essential to keep your body well hydrated. Along with water, you can also drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
2. Apple Juice
Fresh apple juice is one of the best home remedies for colon cleansing. Drinking apple juice regularly encourages bowel movements, breaks down toxins and improves the health of liver as well as the digestive system. Freshly squeezed apple juice provides the best results, but if it is not available, you can use packaged organic apple juice.
- Start your day with one glass of unfiltered apple juice.
- After 30 minutes, drink one glass of water.
- Repeat this routine several times throughout the day and continue for three days. In between, you can also drink one glass of prune juice. When following this remedy, it is advisable to avoid solid foods.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon has antioxidant properties and its high vitamin C content is good for the digestive system. Hence, lemon juice can be used for colon cleansing.
- Mix the juice of one lemon, a pinch of sea salt and a little honey in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this solution on an empty stomach in the morning. This will help you to enjoy more energy, better bowel movement and better skin condition.
- Add two tablespoons of fresh-squeezed lemon juice to a glass of apple juice. Drink it three or four times a day. This will thin out the mucous in the bowel.
Follow either of these remedies for a few days.
4. Raw Vegetable Juice
For colon cleansing, it is essential to keep away from processed and cooked food for one or two days. Instead of solid food, drink fresh vegetable juice several times a day. Green vegetables, in particular contain chlorophyll that helps remove toxins. Also, the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes present in it will keep your body healthy and well energized. You can also drink herbal teas.
It is advisable not to use ready-made vegetable juices as they do not contain the effective enzymes that help your body break down and remove waste products. You can easily make fresh vegetable juice from carrots, beets, corn, squash, spinach, kale, etc. at home using a juicer or blender.
5. Fiber-rich Foods
Eating foods rich in fiber will help cleanse the colon of the harmful toxins. Fiber helps keep the stools soft and improve the bowel movement, which ultimately encourages the body to expel waste products. At the same time, fiber-rich foods will also help get rid of any kind of intestinal problem.
You can add a lot of fiber into your diet by eating fresh fruits like raspberries, pears and apples, as well as fresh vegetables like artichokes, peas and broccoli. Cereals, whole grains, nuts, beans and seeds also contain a good amount of fiber.
Eating fresh yogurt on a regular basis is a good way to keep the colon healthy. Being a probiotic food, yogurt, especially the one with live and active cultures, will introduce “good” bacteria into the gut that promote digestion. It will also combat inflammatory bowel diseases.
Plus, it contains a good amount of calcium that discourages the growth of cells lining the colon. The intestine-friendly yogurt also solves various stomach problems such as indigestion, flatulence, irregular bowel movements and lots more.
You can eat yogurt as it is or add some fresh fruit such as apples, limes, bananas and berries.
Flaxseed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and natural fibers, thus adding flaxseed to your diet is a great way to cleanse your colon. Flaxseed will absorb water and expand in the colon, and will assist in removing toxins and mucus as the waste matter passes through. In addition, flaxseed will help prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
You can add ground flaxseeds to cereal, yogurt, fruit and other healthy foods. For faster results, add one tablespoon of ground flaxseed to a glass of water and drink it 30 minutes before eating your breakfast and before going to bed.
8. Sea Salt
Another effective ingredient for colon cleansing is sea salt, thanks to its detoxifying properties.
- Mix one tablespoon of sea salt in a glass of drinking water and boil it.
- Drink this solution warm or cold, first thing in the morning.
- Wait for a few minutes, and then lie down and massage your stomach down to your colon area in a gentle manner. This will stimulate your bowel movement and help remove harmful toxins, accumulated fecal matter, regular feces, parasites and bacteria from the digestive tract.
- Do this up to five times a month.
As this solution can cause diarrhea, it is essential to drink plenty of water and frsh juices throughout the day. Avoid taking this remedy if your suffer from high blood pressure or have a heart condition.
9. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known for its detoxification abilities and acts as a laxative, hence it is regarded as an effective colon cleanser. The medicinal properties present in aloe vera gel will not only improve your colon health, but it will also treat other health problems like headaches, skin infections, diarrhea, gastric pain and constipation.
- Add the juice of one lemon to fresh aloe vera gel and put the mixture in a blender to make a few ounces of smooth juice.
- Keep this juice in the refrigerator for two to three hours.
- Drink it several times a day for a few days.
Ginger is a readily available ingredient that can help reduce bloating and stimulate colon functioning and keep it free from waste and harmful toxins. It aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices.
- You can take ginger in any form such as grated, juice or cut pieces for colon cleansing.
- One good option is to mix one teaspoon of ginger juice juice and one-quarter cup of lemon juice to twp cups of hot water. You can also a little honey for taste. Divide the solution into two or three parts and drink throughout the day.
- You can also add ginger to herbal tea.
Note: Ginger is not recommended for women who are pregnant.
To conclude, these effective colon cleansing home remedies will help you enjoy a healthy digestive system. Keeping your colon healthy is an important part of maintaining overall good health.
Thank you, they really have amazing effects and make a difference to living.
Please make sure if you are pregnant please don’t use the aloe solution. it has been know as a natural abortaficant and you will lose your baby.
thank you for the information though, very hekpful! 🙂
There is no evidence to support that aloe vera causes abortions. These are internet claims. If you do know of any solid studies to support these claims, please share them.
There is evidence of this in Indial medical text. For personal research on the cautions of aloe and pregnancy, read into Charak Samhita texts – specifically Vol. I.
I am an Indian. and JUST FYI do not believe Ayurved that blindly. Very first those texts are written over 15000 years ago (proven by Carbon dating and not whats written in Text). Second, there is no evidence that each and everything written in the texts are proven, its moot. There are still multiple opinions even among the believers of Ayurved. Couple of things from Ayurved are proven with modern medical studies but not all and Aloe thing is also one of the “un-proven” theory. On top of that I suppose it will be difficult to study as well since as a natural mammal psychology that if we are made believe to have danger of something regardless of what the truth is we wont courage to do the thing, and who wants to take risk of loosing baby just for study purpose!
This is absolutely dynamite information. It is simple,
natural and easier to understand. I have studied and
tried all of these items but not to this degree. Love
the formulas, can’t wait to try them. This is very inspirational because I am tired of spending lots of
money on formulas. Keep up the good work!
in addition, homemade smoothies works too. mix different kinds of veggies or different kinds of fruits (must add banana , apples, beats, anything that is sweet so that you do not need to add sugar anymore) add water depending to how thick u want. drink regularly and you can see the amazing result. love it and it works for me. no more constipation . ofcourse drink plenty of water everyday.
Thanx guys i’ve tried lemon juice it helped mi alots…..Keep up the good work!!!!!
Just by drinking plenty of water and eating vegetables has really helped me. Thanks
I’ve been diagnosed with colonic inertia, these remedies do sound relatively easy to follow, I can’t wait to start!
best article on intestine cleansing. Thanks.
vary usefull and excellant article
Just started the cleanse.
I love all the different tips you give for a healthier colon and better health .
Easy accessable ingredients. How to
preparqe and How to use what a .refreshin change thank you for not trying to sell me something
Loved all of these options. Can’t wait to start trying them.
Dis is a good 1ns thank guys wl try them asap
the homemade recipe are so simple to find, prepare and use but they are u effective. Come on guy, God will bless u abundant for releasing the natural remedy for bowel cleansing
Definitely very effective and best guidelines.
I will start with them.
Really nice article! Can’t wait to try them. I want to start this year by doing something good for my body!!! Enough KFC and all that stuff!!! Just have one question. Are those recepies safe while breastfeeding? Won’t my baby have diarrhea? Thanx XOXO
i will try them,thanks a lots..
I like home remedies I like tea but I need another way to cleans to stay healthy and energized so my skin can be back to the way it was when I had clear skin and my skin stay so dry and my hair be soft so I drunk tea I need something to work fast
This has helped many,may help a few more. I so never heard of Aloe aborting babies,thts very interesting, Aloe seems to always work for me,also funny but true story,you know what really works is Split Pea soup! It works everytime!LOL!
IM GOING TO TRY THESE IVE DRANK APPLE CIDER AND IT WORKS REALL GOOD LOL AND sauerkraut AND DILL PICKLE JUICE ARE GOOD 1S THAT IVE USED ,,MIGHT NOT WORK FOR SOME BUT DOES FOR ME,,IVE NOTICED THINGS THAT MANY SAYS WORKS GOOD FOR THEM DONT WORK GOOD FOR ME,,GOOD LUCK HAPPY TRAILS ,,,,,LOL
OK, I just started drinking the lemon juice with honey and salt, I only had regular salt, I hope it still work. But I’m starting that and yogurt and water.
Marcia I read that you can take Epson salt too
Works for me and don’t forget to drink plenty of water
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Thanks for the information, i try this right now.
Beautiful piece of infor ther.
Drs know these 3 steps to cleanse your stomach but they dont tell patients. Eat 1 apple followed by 1 pear and finally drink a 8oz of water.
I WONDER IF YOU USED THIS AS A JUICE IN A NUTRI BULLET IF THATD WORK,,,I USE DIET CRAN JUICE INSTEAD OF WATER WORKS AND TASTE BETTER,,,,,,,,BE COOL IF WE HAD A SUPPORT CHAT WE COULD ALL TALK LOL GOOD LUCK GLAD I FOUND THIS PAGE
Ginger is absolutely ok for pregnant women. OB/GYNs, such as myself, recommend it to control nausea and vomiting of pregnancy before prescribing prescription medications. Please consider removing that note from your website.
do you drink ginger in the morning before breakfast? or in an empty stomach?
Drink in an empty stomach..i think its more effective. I’m doing that every morning. The clear phlegm that i feel in the back of my throat and nose are all gone just 1 week. Dont add any sugar just pure. The stronger it is the more effective. Its more effective to me than apple cider.
There is nothing unsafe about fresh ginger while pregnant.. supplements you need to talk to a dr about but fresh organic ginger root is fine.. just responding to the last remedy.
If one can stick to this routine it will have amazing results.
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Just make sure you drink lots of water during the day otherwise it could have opposite effect.
Thanks a lot.
Job welldone. its intresting knowing healthy sites like dis exist. am loving it all.
Nothing in the world is better than Natural Remedies.Intestine disease and Colon Problem are very dangerous and if proper care is not taken it shall also lead to heavy pain while treating through alopathy.The Home Remedies that above shown are best and shall help in solving colon problem.But I would also like to add in take of Bananas(especially the Small and Babyones).Though they have lot of calories but they also help in bowel movement and only three bananas per day shall solve your problem.
Thanks Good helpful info
I use kefir and flaxseed every morning and find my energy levels so increased and very regular. Suffer with migrane and have no symptoms since started kefir 2 weeks ago.
Tell me the treatment of ulcerative colitis
Guyz, i just wanted to tell banana is rich of iron which may cause constipation . Thus, if you’re trying the above remedies as a part of anti constipation program then you may avoid consumption of raw banana but not much sure about the effects of ripe ones .
I would like to receive regular educational tips
Pains in my waist and my left arm, left leg and stomach have reduced greatly since I have started drinking water and eating fruit on empty stomach. Thanks a lot
Really beautiful things to know about our own body but we didn’t care lot for that and surprisingly if there were home made therapy or food supplements which can easily remove blockages and cleanse up the system effectively. Thanks lot.
Thank you for this brilliant home remedies.
Please, post for a home remedy on how to make my dark upper lip into a normal red one like my lower lip.
Thanks for the valuable information. I have tried drinking lemon, honey and cinnamon early morning and at night and it worked well.
thank you guys for all your beautiful advice…
try cumin seed for stomach bloating make it as a tea.
Awesome guys,the Apple juice works..
This was great information. I can most certainly do all of these.
this article helps me a lot. now I again
a lot of knowledge in keeping my body as much as possible away from harmful toxins and to any matters that may cause serious illnesses .
Prune juice is the best
Thank you for the information, will be more careful when I pick my youghurt.?
Helpful info! Will try it right away. Keep up the good work guys.
It is really helpful
Lemon juice realy works. Thanks guys
Thanks this is very helpfull
Sir, I am suffering from constipation with kidney stone since three years
Good Morning. I found this article and all the comments very helpful. Thank you. I was diagnosed with colon cancer last year and needless to say that my colon hasn’t quite recovered. I have all those symptoms of constipation, diahorrhea, bloating, weight gain, etc. I am definitely going to try this and will let you know how it goes. Have a blessed day!!
Very helpful i was able to use the restroom just by reading the solutions thank you.