Colon Cleanse is a detox herbal blend that aims at helping you cleanse your system, support metabolism and reduce your bloating. This blend is designed to relieve occasional constipation.
Senna (leaf and pods), Peppermint (leaf), Liquorice (root), Caraway (seed), Dandelion (root), Rhubarb (root).
Senna is an FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) laxative drug for adults and children ages 2 years and older. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before procedures such as colonoscopy. People also use senna for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, weight loss.
Peppermint can help calm the stomach muscles and improve the flow of bile which is effective at relieving digestive problems such as upset stomach and indigestion. Research shows that taking peppermint tea as an herbal remedy might help with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which is a common digestive tract disorder that is characterized by digestive symptoms like stomach pain, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
Liquorice has a sweet taste and has been used in traditional Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Greek medicines to soothe an upset stomach, reduce inflammation, and treat upper respiratory problems. Licorice root is often used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as acid reflux, upset stomach, and heartburn.
Caraway boasts a wide variety of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium, and fiber. It has historically been utilized to treat several digestive conditions, including indigestion and stomach ulcers. Studies show that caraway relaxes your digestive tract’s smooth muscle tissue, thus relieving indigestion symptoms like gas, cramping, and bloating. One of the most interesting properties of caraway seeds is their potential to help reduce chronic inflammation.
Dandelion may protect against liver damage and disease. Dandelion is often used in traditional medicine to treat constipation and improve digestive health. Traditional herbal medicine uses dandelion for its diuretic effect based on the belief that it can detoxify certain organs. Some compounds in dandelion may decrease triglyceride and cholesterol levels, both of which are key risk factors for heart disease. Chicoric and chlorogenic acid are two bioactive compounds in dandelion that may help decrease blood sugar levels. It may also reduce inflammation, thanks to certain compounds such as polyphenols.
Rhubarb is an excellent source of vitamin K, which is an essential vitamin for bone health and blood clotting. The vitamin A in rhubarb may also help to fight free radicals that cause skin damage and premature aging, keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful. It’s also high in antioxidants, and many other important vitamins and minerals that provide a variety of health benefits. It also contains catechins, the same compounds in green tea that give it its beneficial properties. Catechins are known to boost metabolism, and this also helps burn body fat and aid weight loss. Being a natural laxative, rhubarb can be used to treat constipation.
We recommend that you drink this tea at night every other day for two weeks to support your gut's natural toxin flushing process. For optimum results and healthy regular bowel movement we recommend that you combine Colon Cleanse with a daily routine of drinking a cup of Tummy Care herbal blend for four weeks. Colon Cleanse should be taken at bedtime and tends to work within 6-12 hours. It might cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Senna should not be used for more than 1 week continously or for two weeks every other day.
Use products as per instructions and always watch for any allergic reactions. If you have a food/herb/spice allergy, you should always carefully read all product packaging and labels. Always consult your physician or health care provider before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant or have a medical problem.
Peppermint can help with digestion and stomach pain but can worsen acid reflux. If you experience indigestion due to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD you should avoid peppermint. It should not be taken with cyclosporine, a drug taken by organ transplant patients. It may also reduce the effect of medications metabolized in the liver or drugs that reduce stomach acid.
Licorice root has been shown to interact with several medications, including:
blood pressure medications, blood thinners,cholesterol lowering medications, diuretics, estrogen-based contraceptives
and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. People taking any of these medications should avoid licorice root products unless their healthcare provider instructs otherwise.
Dandelion might decrease how much antibiotic the body absorbs. Taking dandelion along with certain antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of these antibiotics. Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Dandelion might change how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. This could change the effects and side effects of these medications. Dandelion contains significant amounts of potassium. Some "water pills" (Potassium-sparing diuretics) can also increase potassium levels in the body. Taking some "water pills" along with dandelion might cause too much potassium to be in the body. Taking dandelion might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Dandelion might slow blood clotting. Taking dandelion along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Dandelion might lower blood sugar levels. Taking dandelion along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Caraway might lower blood sugar. If you have diabetes and use caraway, watch your blood sugar carefully. The dose of the medications you use for diabetes might need to be adjusted. Caraway fruit extract might have an effect like a water pill (diuretic). Taking caraway fruit extract might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Taking caraway along with some medications that are changed by the liver might increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking caraway, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver. Caraway might decrease potassium in the body. Water pills can also decrease potassium in the body. Taking caraway fruit extract along with water pills might decrease potassium in the body too much.
Some water pills that can decrease potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.
Senna has moderate interactions with some drugs like digoxin. Senna is a type of laxative called a stimulant laxative. Stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the risk of side effects from digoxin. Senna can work as a laxative. In some people, senna can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea can increase the effects of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding. If you take warfarin, do not take excessive amounts of senna. Senna is a laxative. Some laxatives can cause diarrhea and decrease potassium levels. "Water pills" can also decrease potassium levels. Taking senna along with "water pills" might make potassium levels drop too low. Taking senna might decrease the effects of estrogen. Senna can reduce the amount of estrogen in the body and how much estrogen the body absorbs.
Rhubarb has chemicals that might harm the kidneys or increase the risk of kidney stones. If you already have kidney disease, avoid rhubarb in large concentrations. Rhubarb can make liver function worse ,if consumed in large quantities, in people who already have liver problems. People who have liver problems should avoid rhubarb.