Popular Colon Detoxing Herbs

There are many ways for the human body to accumulate a whole assortment of toxins even if a person lives a fairly healthy lifestyle. Things such as chemicals in our foods and bathing products, pesticides in our fruit and vegetables and toxic fumes from vehicle and factory emissions slowly build-up in our systems and need to be cleaned out.

The two main detoxifying organs in your body are your liver and your kidneys but there’s only so much that they can do. The human body just wasn’t created to withstand the requirements most people put on them. On top of all this, people add to the problem by drinking excessive alcohol, smoking and taking drugs.

There are many fast and even extreme detox methods available ranging from all kinds of fasting, very strict diets and the different types of colonic therapy. For a lot of people these types of detox regimes are just too complicated and require discipline and motivation and sometimes lots of money.

But there are a few easy to find herbs you can add to your diet today to help strengthen the immune system and to help the body to rid itself of unwanted toxins and poisons.

Below we’ll look at two of the herbs available that actually work even better when used together. They are both used effectively for colon detoxing:

– Psyllium Seeds and Husks

These small seeds or husks are very high in in-soluble fiber which means that they don’t digest or get absorbed into the body. They absorb water in the colon and expand, and then act like a sponge by helping waste move out of your body. They also help promote healthy bowel movements and can be useful for problems such as diarrhea. It’s easy to drink a cup of water mixed with about a teaspoon of psyllium husks and it can also help to reduce your appetite!

– Cascara Sagrada

This wonderful herb acts as a natural and safe laxative. This herb should only be used for a few days at a time to prevent dependency. On the other hand, the use of cascara will help strengthen the muscles in your colon. Cascara is also best used in conjunction with psyllium husks to give the colon a thorough cleansing. It is a good idea to wait several hours after taking psyllium husks before using any form of laxative to get the most out of the cleansing properties of the husks.

Just by using these 2 easy to find herbs you can strengthen your immune system and prevent severe illnesses. Did you know what colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US? Also, some health experts are quoted as saying that as much as 90% of all diseases and sicknesses are related to an toxic colon!