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Home Remedies for Colon Cleansing

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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.

home remedies for Colon Cleansing

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.

1. Water

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.

  1. Start your day with one glass of unfiltered apple juice.
  2. After 30 minutes, drink one glass of water.
  3. 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.

6. Yogurt

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.

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66 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Colon Cleansing”

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. I’ve been diagnosed with colonic inertia, these remedies do sound relatively easy to follow, I can’t wait to start!

  5. Easy accessable ingredients. How to
    preparqe and How to use what a .refreshin change thank you for not trying to sell me something

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!


  10. 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.

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  12. 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.


  13. 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.

      1. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Well how can you miss the world best colon cleanser ? It is THE most effective, cheapest and easiest way to clean your all digestive track. Psyllium Husk or Ispghol husk. Just take on Tbs with 8oz water , that’s it. You will see the effect with very first use.NO DIDE EFFECTS. Many other health benefits as well.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 .

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.


  22. Thanks for the valuable information. I have tried drinking lemon, honey and cinnamon early morning and at night and it worked well.

  23. 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 .

  24. 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!!

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