The New Colon Cleanse Craze: Psyllium and Company

The New Colon Cleanse Craze: Psyllium and Company
The colon, or the large intestine, is the massive digestive organ that functions to re-absorb the water and electrolytes that were not extracted by the small intestine. More than that, it also has a role to play in extracting needed nutrients from the food before they are released as a form of waste material. And of course, known to everyone is the fat,and its main function is to store the waste materials until they are ready to be released in the form of stool. But when the colon suffers from too much waste matters embedded on its walls, it may not function as it should. Instead of just allowing nutrients, water, and electrolytes to be reabsorbed, the toxic substances in the waste will also be extracted towards the blood. When that happens, it will pollute the whole system. This will mark the start of other illnesses. No wonder some people believe that an unhealthy colon is the start of a lot of diseases. To keep the colon healthy, you have to detoxify it by using natural colon cleanse home remedies.

One of the quickly-becoming popular ingredients in the home remedy book is Psyllium. This is a husk from the seed of Plantago, and over the years, it has been used as a mainstay component in those who want to lose weight. Now, though, its benefits for the digestive system are starting to surface.

colon cleanseOne of the reasons why it is a good choice for colon cleansing is because of its high fiber content. Fiber is known to sweep the colon walls of the waste matters. It is also used by doctors for patients with problems with their bowel movements. Depending on use, it can either soften the stool for easier passage (for patients with anal fissures), or it can harden it (for patients with diarrhea).

Using Psyllium as an ingredient in the colon cleanse home remedy is easy; you can just mix it with either ginger or bentonite clay powder.

Bentonite and Pysllium

Bentonite is a natural detoxifying agent. Together with Psyllium, it will be an effective colon cleanse home remedy:


In a glass, mix a teaspoon of bentonite clay powder and psyllium husk. Add in water. You can also choose to mix the powders with juice. Just make sure that the juice you use is fresh, preferably a freshly squeezed fruit juice.

Mix it well until you see that the powders have dissolved. Now, your bentonite and psyllium home remedy is ready to drink!

Make sure to drink the solution quickly because it tends to thicken. After finishing the full contents of the glass, drink plenty of water throughout the day. This is necessary to dissolve the mixture inside the body.

During the detox, do not eat anything heavy for a meal. It’s highly suggested to just stick to soup and perhaps steamed veggies.

Ginger and Psyllium

Ginger is another natural ingredient that is used to aid digestive upset. Mixing it with Psyllium will guarantee the effectiveness of the colon cleanse home remedy.


You have to take a freshly squeezed fruit juice for this method. Take about a glass of the fruit juice. Pour in a teaspoon of ground ginger and another teaspoon of ground psyllium husk. Mix the solution until they are well blended. You can also use a blender; just set it on low.

Drink the solution quickly. And after drinking it, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will ensure that it moves through your large intestine.

Don’t take any heavy meals, for that can cause your tummy to ache.

About the author

Claire Henderson

I've run my own sports nutrition consultancy and am interested in all things health, diet and nutrition. I also have an IBS which took me a while to sort out via reinvesting into my microbiome. I'm a big fun of a British nutrition superstar and the author of 'Clever Guts', medical doctor Michael Mosley.

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