The Master Cleanse cleans your body by flushing away toxins and other poisonous materials. This powerful detox diet has helped a lot of people to rejuvenate their bodies and free themselves from the toxins that have long been polluting their bodies.
The Master Cleanse dislodges the mucus and other waste materials that are blocking the colon. It is just a matter of flushing it out of our system. This is why, there are natural laxatives used along with the Master Cleanse diet. Individuals who are practicing the Master Cleanse can either use a herbal laxative tea or salt water flush. But what is the difference between the two?
Using Herbal Laxative Tea's
Most of the herbal laxatives use the herb Senna leaf to stimulate colon contractions. Senna leaf is popularly used in countries like China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States as laxatives. Herbal teas are easier to deal with and easier to drink since it is pleasant tasting and soothing. When preparing the tea make sure to use distilled or filtered water. Avoid preparing it beforehand because the essence of the Senna herb will be lost once it has been dissolved in hot water.
The downside about using an herbal laxative is that it is definitely harder or more difficult to predict when the next bowel movement will happen. It can also cost more than sea salt water flush.
You'll want to avoid drinking laxative teas if you are pregnant or nursing baby. If you have a medical condition, you should consult with a doctor be safe for you to drink laxative teas. While herbal tea's are natural, there are medicinal-like properties which you should be cautious about.
The Salt Water Flush
Salt water flush also helps the digestive system to clean itself and remove the toxins out of the body. It works just like a herbal laxative, but with the salt water flush, the results will be quick. Within 30 minutes to an hour, you would start to feel some bowel movements.
Aside from being predictable, it is also easier to prepare and the ingredients can be brought easily. You'll find the ingredients in most grocery stores. It is an inexpensive way of flushing the toxins out of the body.
The problem with salt water flush sometimes is that people find it difficult to gulp down. The taste could be so horrific sometimes that people refuse to do it again. Some would recommend drinking it with a straw, while others recommend that you mix something that can be swallowed with one gulp. While drinking it, I slowly drink it as if it was a cup of Japanese Miso soup.
Both the herbal laxative and salt water flush have their own distinct pros and cons. Some people would find that salt water flush does not work for them, but finds tea very soothing. While some would discover it to be the other way around. It is just a matter of discovering the things that best suit your needs and your body.