The road to health is paved with a happy intestine! And, let’s be honest, a good colon cleanse is more important now than ever with our lives being burdened with highly processed and sugary foods, living a sedentary life, lack of time for quality sleep, and not consuming enough fluids and healthy fiber in our day. No wonder so many of us suffer from improper digestion and continue to struggle with it.

Therefore, cleaning out the colon from time to time is a necessity because the waste stuck to the colon walls produces toxins. If not flushed out, these toxins eventually contribute to fatigue, bloating, irritated skin, depression, allergies, arthritis and can even cause some kinds of cancers.

What Options are there for a Colon Cleanse?

Now it could happen that you get an overnight colon cleanse with a session of colon hydrotherapy from your doctor, but thankfully there are holistic solutions before we consider this invasive solution for a colon cleanse.

Yes, there is a natural way to do it at home, minus the discomfort. For example, colon cleanser teas have been linked to reduce colon cleanse risks like abdominal cramping, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Read our piece on the Top 4 Teas For Effective Colon Cleanse. 

There have been medical experts who have stated that our body comes well equipped with its own built-in mechanism to eliminate harmful toxins and excess fluids. The good news is that when you are drinking these colon cleanse teas, there are far more varied benefits, than
colon cleanse harmful side effects.

Colon Cleanse Teas : A Quick Word

According to the traditional medicine, Ayurveda, we learn how to live a routine that is supportive of our body’s natural cleansing and detoxification processes. Each system is working day in and day out towards cleansing - your liver, lymphatic system, and kidneys. Hence, what we drink and eat become a vital part of our innate detoxification system.

And, if you are someone looking for natural colon cleanse answers in Ayurveda then, one of the most effective and intentional Ayurvedic cleanses is consuming teas with ingredients that have powerful colon cleansing benefits.

A good warm herbal tea in the evening like our Turmeric Spice Herbal Tea Tisane or the low-caffeine Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea have tremendous benefits when it comes to boosting colon health. Green teas contain beneficial polyphenols called ‘catechins’ which help in reducing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Turmeric on the other hand has powerful antioxidant benefits which reduces the risk of colon cancer, can help reduce inflammation in the gut, and also is a well known carminative thereby calming an upset stomach. These colon cleanse teas also contain ingredients which are known diuretics that help in urinating more and thereby flushing out excess fluid and sodium. All of these teas help speed up digestion, the emptying of the stomach and the passage of food through the colon.

We strongly encourage people not to indulge in any quick fix “overnight colon cleanse” that often affects our body system in a non-sustainable fashion. 


What Kind of Colon Cleanse Teas Should You Choose ? 

So, the question is if colon cleanse teas are helpful and harmful, is really about which kind of teas you choose for a cleanse. Always know what you are consuming. There are a lot of over-the-counter detox tea boxes available in the market, but you would never know about the quality and quantity of each herb or the health benefits of each ingredient in the blend.

For a home-grown native wellness brand like Vahdam, it as a serious responsibility to educate consumers on what kind of tea are they looking, what benefit does it serve, the goodness of whole-leaf teas over tea dust, what infusions work with what tea and especially scientifically ratified health benefits of each ingredient that is included. This foes for all digestion support teas as well. Like some of the most effective combinations of herbs that you can choose with your tea are cumin, cinnamon, and fennel. These improve digestion and facilitate effective detoxification, minus any side effects when consumed in a measured amount in the blend.  Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, dandelion, and aloe vera are all also wonderful to use every day to encourage gentle cleansing with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that help achieve optimal digestive function.

A cleanse is quite important, as toxins, although being flushed out, start to accumulate over time from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the lifestyles we lead, as our digestive systems cannot operate with the same efficiency when our gut flora is affected. Hence, it is important to regularly do a colon cleanse the natural way! You can either take bowel-cleansing laxatives, powders or supplements; use enemas; or go the easiest way - to drink colon cleanse teas. The choice is yours!

Side Effects of Excessive Colon Cleanse

Remember that, there are colon cleanse tea side effects which can unfurl if you indulge in colon cleansing every now and then. It is important to do a cleanse in moderation, just like anything else. 

Doing a cleanse more often will end up dehydrating you as these teas contain ingredients that are diuretics. Diuretics will make you urinate more and help flush out excess fluids and sodium. So excessive cleansing can lead to severe dehydration. Secondly, make sure your detox teas contain less or medium levels of caffeine because excessive caffeine might lead to nervousness, restlessness, irritation, headache, anxiety, agitation, and fast heart rate or in some cases, sleep disruption. 

So, are colon cleanse tea helpful or harmful?

In addition to the information we have given above, let us tell you that people have been trying colon cleanse for thousands of years as potions devised by traditional medicine experts. Drinking digestion support teas is one of the most historic detox practices up until today. But you cannot rule out the benefits of a balanced diet, plenty of exercise, lots of water, and enough sleep every night in colon cleanse. 

Be sure that if you are going for a colon cleanse - cleaning toxins from your digestive tract, basically detox, include fruits for breakfast and a proper meal at lunchtime. For dinner, have vegetable soup. Also, work out a little like walking, running, stretching or yoga. Avoid cold drinks, junk food and dairy products. Not over-eating, and most importantly, learning to listen to your body’s signs of hunger. 

Until next time!

Heena Mahajan,

Contributing Wellness Author for Vahdam India



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