A 7 day colon cleanse can jump start your health improving efforts by purifying your body of toxins that have been retained in your bowels for a long period of time. As you result of this short-term cleansing you will feel better, have more energy and experience a degree of weight reduction. In fact, most find they lose more weight by a short term cleanse than by a calorie restricted diet. Worth a try?
The cleansing process can be enhanced by use of a liver and/or kidney cleanser and builder. re: 7 day colon cleanse.
Ingredients: senna leaf, fennel seed, papaya leaf, celery seed, gentian root, citrus pectin, bentonite clay powder, acidophilus, cascara sagrada, burdock root, sheep sorrel leaf, turkey rhubarb, goldenseal root, buckthorn bark, aloe vera leaf.
Senna (Cassia senna) is a stimulant laxative,relieves constipation, cleanses bowel, helps expel parasites intestinal parasites, increases peristaltic activity, softens stools, helps reduce hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Senna may be used during pregnancy if there is severe constipation.
Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) helps digestive disorders, bloating, dyspepsia, feelings of fullness, flatulence, spastic colon (irritable bowel syndrome), increases bile production, regulates peristalsis, relieves gas discomfort, is an antispasmodic for colon cramps with anti-inflammatory effects. Fennel has liver-protecting effects in part by increasing the key enzyme SOD.Fennel also contains an antispasmodic oil, which counters food poisoning. re: 7 day colon cleanse.
Papaya leaf is good for constipation, dyspepsia, edema, high blood pressure and sluggish liver conditions, contains digestive enzymes which help fat digestion. Papaya leaf is good for the liver, bile duct and pancreatic disease, belching, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, low hydrochloric acid and helps digests parasites.
The high papain content helps breaks down proteins into small peptides, amides and esters for healthy tissue building, digests carbohydrates, fats, starches, milk protein, and has anti-tumor activity. Papaya protects the stomach from ulcers resulting from high aspirin or steroid use. Topically reduces scarring, heals skin diseases, ulcers,warts, wounds and cancerous tumors. targets dead
tissue for digestion.
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Celery seed Helps in stomach acid production and digestion, lymphatic congestion, pneumonia, menopausal symptoms, memory, activates mineral stagnation breaking up mineral deposits and settlements, bad breath, and dental cleanliness. Celery seed fights infection and inflammation. It is a pain killer, prevents cancer, is anti-fungal, anti-gout, anti-hayfever, and reduces high blood pressure.
Gentian root is used as a bitter for appetite and digestion stimulation (often used in liquors and schnapps), a traditional remedy for physical and mental exhaustion.
Used sluggish digestion and elimination, like dyspepsia, flatulence, inflammations in the gall bladder, blood building, to gain weight, anorexia and exhaustion, anti-smoking properties, liver tonic, treatment for wounds, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effect, increases gastric juices, bile and saliva.
It is used for fevers, rheumatism, toxicity of the bowels, enhances memory, a remedy for sore throat and arthritic inflammation.
Pectin is a soluble fiber that is found in most plants, and is most concentrated in citrus fruits and apples. Pectin is obtained from the citrus peels and in apple pulp. Citrus pectin in combination with the clay (kaolin), helps to reduce or moderate diarrhea. Pectin is used in the management of elevated cholesterol.
Pectin is considered cholesterol reducing and thus helpful for the circulatory system. It is often used in formulas that work on constipation. Intestinal bulks act to stretch the stomach and intestines giving relief from hunger. As such it can be helpful for weight control. re: 7 day colon cleanse.
Bentonite clay is a mineral-rich smectite clay regularly used in detoxification of the intestinal tract. This clay has been used in clay slurries to absorb radiation in the waste water of nuclear plants. Bentonite both absorbs toxins into its internal structure, as well as adsorbs substances to its surface positively charged toxins are attracted to the negatively charged edges of the clay material. Bentonite also readily absorbs water, yet remains essentially insoluble, which makes it useful as a bulk laxative. Clays are used regularly by Amazonian Indians as a sort of gravy for dipping to hinder bacteria and parasites in the intestinal tract. Helps detoxify the liver. Helps cleanse the colon. Helps boost the amount of bacterial balance in the digestive tract. Helps boost your immune system.Improves nutrient assimilation by the digestive system.
Acidophilus are friendly microbes which naturally inhabit the intestinal tract, aiding digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as enhancing immune function. They assist in the production of enzymes and stimulate enzyme activity, enhancing efficient assimilation of nutrients.
Acidophilus inhibit the overgrowth of harmful intestinal microorganisms, such as Candida albicans and the putrefactive or coliform bacteria which cause flatulence and putrification in the colon.
Acidophilus create an acidic environment which is intolerable to bad bacteria.
Acidophilus protect the intestinal mucosa, preventing constipation, diarrhea and improving bowel elimination, as well as aid digestion. Has anti-carcinogenic and anti-tumor activity. Needed by individuals having had antibiotic therapy, colonics, diarrhea, enemas or prolonged cleansing.
Cascara sagrada contains substances that increase the tone of the smooth muscle in the wall of the large intestine and promotes peristalsis. Cascara is helpful when a soft stool is needed, as in hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or post rectal-anal surgery.
It has a strong laxative effect to relieve chronic constipation while being, non-habit-forming with a mild effect when taken in moderate amounts. Cascara helps restore healthy form and tone to the colon when taken with other modifying herbs.
Cascara has been shown to stimulate bile production and is beneficial for digestive and liver problems, particularly enlarged liver. Reduces gas in stomach and intestines. It has been used successfully in colitis, diverticulosis, gallstones, intestinal parasites, jaundice, skin diseases, sluggish gallbladder function. Cascara is effective against the formation of calcium-containing urinary stones and shows antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus II (genital herpes) and vaccinia virus (cowpox).
Burdock is used to soothe inflammation both inside and out, helpful for treating inflammation from chronic toxicity, including arthritis, gout, heavy metal poisoning, infection, rheumatism, and sore throat, as well as chronic skin conditions such as abscesses, acne, boils, burns, carbuncles, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, skin infections, and benign skin tumors.
Burdock is a primary detoxifying agent. Used in chronic toxicity, as it stimulates elimination of wastes by the colon, kidneys, and skin, improves liver and gallbladder function. As a blood purifier helps to stimulate the production of mucosal fluids to flush membrane surfaces, while reducing toxins in the body, thus making it useful for treating allergies and respiratory congestion. Its fiber content helps to absorb toxins in gastrointestinal tract, lower bowel transit time, balances intestinal flora, exhibits antibacterial and anti-fungal activity.
As an astringent Sheep sorrel acts to check bleeding, and also as a mild laxative, beneficial for chronic gastrointestinal problems.
Sheep sorrel has been used in boils, cancer, fever, glandular swelling, hemorrhage, jaundice, menorrhagia, scurvy, skin diseases, tuberculosis, tumors and ulcer. re: 7 day colon cleanse.
Sheep sorrel is a detoxifier of the blood, strengthens liver function, stimulating urination and rids the kidneys of gravel and killing parasites and worms. re: 7 day colon cleanse
Turkey rhubarb's laxative effects due to aloe-emodin. In small doses the tannins produce help relieve diarrhea. The tannins help reduce any digestive bleeding. Turkey rhubarb stimulates peristalsis, release of bile, improves liver function, improves blood flow, reduces inflammation, fever, excessive perspiration, swelling and abdominal distension (bloating) and pain from dysentery, liver problems and intestinal abscess. This herb has antibacterial effect against Staphylococcus aureus (canker sores, inflammation of hair follicles, the beard). Its good for gout, headaches, skin conditions, skin lesions and tuberculosis.
Golden seal has astringent qualities bringing about a vasoconstricting tighting of the blood vessel action. This helps golden seal to tone mucus membranes, aiding ear, eye, nose and throat problems, stomach and intestinal disorders, prostate and vaginal complaints, and stops internal bleeding and prevents hemorrhaging. It is a mild decongestant, relieving excess mucus, and reducing fever and inflammation of glands, lymphatic tissues, swelling and sinusitis. Golden seal acts on all inflammation and pain and acts as a laxative. Berberine, an alkaloid contained in golden seal, has been studied at length in clinically and environmentally for antibacterial and anti-amoebic properties. re: 7 day colon cleanse
Buckthorn increases bile flow, peristalsis, and mucus secretion in the intestines to cleanse toxins from the body.
Buckthorn acts as a mild diuretic, treats constipation, fevers, gallstones, hemorrhoids, inflammatory skin conditions, intestinal parasites, and rheumatism. Buckthorn is useful for treating conditions related to chronic toxicity, as it stimulates elimination of wastes via the colon, kidneys, and skin.
Aloe vera leaf and gel are used to combat most digestive problems: constipation, appetite, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, diabetes, boosts immune system, fights ulcers. It is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antitumor, moisturizing, anti-aging, antiseptic, hypoglycemic, cytotoxic, antibacterial, antioxidant, cardiovascular effect.
Aloe is used externally for the treatment of skin irritation, burns, scalds, sunburn wounds, eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, ulcers, to stimulate cell regeneration.
The soothing and healing effects of aloe calm the intestinal tract allowing the bowel to function normally for improved elimination. As the bowel heals areas of degeneration release stored poisonous materials making them available for elimination rather than absorption into the blood. The leaf also contains chemicals that make for strong peristaltic action so needs balancing with herbs to balance and moderate effects.
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