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While some herbs are smooth others can be rough on the body, thus it is always better to start off with the gentler choice when attempting a detox session.
Psyllium is an herb derived from the seed of a fleawort plant. When in contact with liquid it expands. Psyllium is ideal for cleaning out the intestines by removing the toxins. Because of its high fiber content it also assists in “scrubbing” the digestive system effectively. However as this herb tends to absorb a lot of liquid, it is important to drink a lot of water when choosing to use this method of detox.
Aloe vera juice is also great for the digestive system as it works to kill the parasites, yeast, bacteria, and viruses. The laxative effect it helps stimulate is for detox purposes.
Cascara sagrada has long been used in ancient traditional concoctions for its detox qualities. It not only functions as an effective laxative but also helps ease constipation problems. However because this herb is rather strong, it is not advisable to use it for longer that one week.
Fennel seed is also another herb popularly used in detox exercises. Mainly used to induce bowel movements it also helps relieve gas pains and cramps in the gastrointestinal tract.
Individuals who tend to consume mainly meat and processed foods should attempt detox sessions, but it should not be done too regularly.