Many herbs can be used for effective cleansing of the body. Organs such as the kidneys, liver, and colon need cleansing. There are particular herbs used for individual body system.
The following can be used for cleansing the colon:
Prunes are not considered as herbs. Prunes are the fruits of a plant (the plum tree), and their cleansing capability is impressive. Prune juice when taken, relieves constipation and can as well be used in cleansing the colon.
One tablespoon of flax seed taken three times a day (ground or whole) is effective in cleansing the colon. People who have tried mixing flax seeds with hot water will know how this works. The water becomes a thick, mucilaginous mass after steeping flax seeds in it. If you are disturbed with intestinal irritation, use ground flax seed. You should have it at the back of your mind that you must drink a lot of water for this to work. Flax is so effective at making the intestinal content bulky but it can create a blockage when enough water intake does not complement it.
Psyllium seeds need a lot of water to work just like flax seeds. If you wish to benefit from psyllium, you may take 3-10 tablespoons of the psyllium seeds every day. Psyllium also makes the intestine content bulky, thereby eliminating toxins and waste out of the body system.
Leaves and seedpods of senna are being used for internal cleansing. An attractive solution to constipation, is aware that Senna can be offensively potent in its effects. Senna contains anthraquinones that act as an effective laxative. Other herbs containing anthraquinones include Cascara sagrada, aloe, and buckthorn and much more.
Rhubarb is a laxative plant that possesses both food and herb properties. It has fiber, and it also contains a laxative chemical comparable to anthraquinones.
Milk thistle is an outstanding herb for cleansing the liver. The most efficient way to use it is by taking capsules because the seeds are the most productive part of the plant. Milk thistle protects the liver from harmful toxins, and also helps the liver to eliminate toxins from the body.
Root and leaves of dandelion are very useful diuretics, thus helping to cleanse the kidneys and the system in general. Use cooked young dandelion leaves as a potherb or take capsules of the dried root. Dandelion root can also be roasted, ground and can be drunk as a cleansing, coffee substitute.
Cranberry is well-known for fighting bladder infection because it helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls. It allows bacteria to be flushed out quickly. Blueberries work perfectly for body cleansing too.