Colon Cleansing Tea
Most colon cleanse teas on the market contains either senna or cascara sagrada, both of which stimulate the action of the lower intestines and colon.
These herbs are no joke. They're used in some popular herbal tea blends to help alleviate constipation. If you've not used them before, they really do work. Start with a gentle dose.
Senna can cause painful intestinal spasms in some people, so you may want to look for a tea made with cascara sagrada. It supports normal function of the bowel, while stimulating digestive secretions in the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and stomach.
If you decide to use a senna tea start with a mild dose the first time, and see if you get the desired effect. Drink it at night before bed time, by the next morning after being up and about for a while you'll know whether you need a stronger dose or not.
Buy it pre-made or make my own? It's easy enough to make your own if you enjoy going out and finding all the herbs and creating your own concoctions, or for convenience, there are so many on the market now, you can get a pre-made blend shipped right to your door.
You can choose a variety of other herbs to add to your personal tea blend, based on your own preferences. Here are a few to consider:
Aloe Vera Leaf - also supports normal bowel function, cleanses the blood, and is a liver/gall bladder tonic
Plantain leaf - helps break up mucoid plaque while also soothing to the intestines
Ginger root - relieves gas, bloating and upset stomach
Fennel seeds - relieves instestinal cramping and gas
Fenugreek seed - soothing to the intestines and promotes regularity
Barberry root - is considered a "bitter herb", supports the liver, gallbladder and bowel, and is also beneficial to the spleen (which filters the blood and supports a healthy immune system),
Peppermint leaf - stimulates liver and gall bladder, good for colon cleansing, digestion
Dandelion root - supports liver function, stimulates bile flow, help release toxins and also helps carry them safely out of the body.