Bowel cleaning has become a trend and there are several remedies indicated for doing so. Many people associate painful treatments with a bowel cleanse, but nowadays it is not necessary to make painful treatments or inconveniences to clean the intestines.

One of the things you need to keep in mind when you decide to do a bowel cleanse is that detoxification through a bowel cleanse should not last more than a week or two because the body needs the right nutrients to function healthily and the use of certain treatments to cleanse the colon deprives the body of some of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs.

What works for an intestinal cleanse

There are several substances that work to clean the intestines.

One of these substances is magnesium oxide. Diluted in water in the cortical proportions it can cleanse the body of many of the wastes accumulated over years. It works by introducing high concentrations of oxygen into the intestines, which benefits the beneficial intestinal flora and reduces the chances of harmful bacteria developing.

Fruit for Intestinal Cleaning Another natural method of intestinal cleaning is to eat a diet concentrated in fruits with high fibre content and drink at least eight large glasses of water a day. Fibre is one of the best substances for breaking up the stool attached to the intestines and there are many fruits rich in fibre and therefore efficient for intestinal cleaning.

Some people advise eating only citrus fruits and drinking water for a week, but it can be dangerous because the body can resent it a lot, it is preferable to also use fruits like watermelon that is rich in fiber and water (if you can also ingira the seeds).

Another homemade remedy for intestinal cleaning is salt. It requires drinking two glasses of water with a spoonful of salt in each one. This mixture should be ingested in the morning and should start working in the middle of the afternoon. Be prepared to go to the bathroom several times throughout the afternoon.

With any of these home remedies for intestinal cleaning, or any others you try, be prepared to go to the toilet frequently and feel some discomfort.

But if you feel very painful cramps or uncontrolled diarrhoea it is because something is not right. If the pain and diarrhoea persists for more than two days a visit to the doctor is advisable, but do not forget to continue drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration.