Many people do not give their colons enough attention. With the amount of processed foods, toxins and chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, it is absolutely vital that we pay attention to the health of our colons just as we would our hearts and other organs. Because the colon is the last stop in our digestive systems, it has the tendency to be the place where all of these toxins and chemicals pool up. This can cause you to have a decrease in energy and promotes constipation, as well as colon cancer.
Natural laxative teas are an excellent way to give your colon the proper attention it requires. A natural laxative tea can be made at home with simple recipes and hot water. Drink these teas on a regular basis or whenever you are feeling the need to clean out your colon and detox your body.
To make a natural laxative tea, make a ball of the following herbs:
- 1 teaspoon slippery elm
- 1 teaspoon licorice root
- 1 teaspoon crushed flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon senna leaf
- 1 teaspoon carob powder
- Stevia powder to sweeten to taste
To make a four-cup pot of this tea, boil four cups of water and steep the ball of herbs for five to fifteen minutes depending on how strong you want the tea.
If you are looking for a natural laxative tea that is much more convenient and doesn't require a trip to the health food store, visit Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat. Here you will find natural laxative tea mixes that will allow you to make an all-natural and holistic natural laxative tea in just a couple simple steps. The Natural Cleanse Tea is a blend of natural herbs that supports regularity in both your colon and your urinary system.
By Dr. Roni Deluz, RN, ND RN, ND, PhD
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