Cleaning the colon is the first and most important part in the complex body clean-up from toxins and waste. Modern medicine is offering us a wide range of colon cleanse products that claim to solve the problem, but like all synthetic or partly natural products they have their limitations. It is very important to understand that natural and organic remedies are the healthiest alternative. Anyone can do it at home, and some of the procedures include using an enema bottle, salted water, castor oil among others.
Why is a colon cleansing procedure necessary?
This procedure in necessary not only before surgeries or in case of constipation. In one year in the process of day to day activity our colon can gather from 2 to 18 kilograms of waste which does not come out naturally and turns into old “crust”. This waste interferes with the normal function of internal organs and skin.
Most colon cleanse products that are advertised daily may solve a digestive tract problem on a short term basis. In fact, what they do is eliminate the symptoms and ease the suffering. But they do not solve the issue once and for all. And when we talk about intestinal problems we have to understand that it is a process that not only takes time and effort, but also needs a change of perspective on personal health. And, as it is said, ‘helping yourself is hard work’.
Laxatives are used to clean the colon and the way they work in the digestive tract is by removing spasms in some parts of the intestine and removing old fecal matter.
At home it is also possible to use oily pharmaceutical products such as castor oil and Vaseline. They are used to grease the anal orifice which will enable defecation. In some difficult cases it is recommended to drink castor oil on an empty stomach – this will rarefy and liquefy fecal matter.
Many traditional recipes recommend fatty oils for a colon clean-up. And in comparison with pharmaceutical colon cleanse products, they do not liquefy the masses but instead they grease the internal surface of the intestine, increasing its permeability.