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  • Cascara Sagrada (bark), Senna (herb), Aloe Vera (leaf), Buckthorn (bark), Licorice (root), Psyllium (husk & seed), Rhubarb (root), Alfalfa (leaf), Calamus (root), Barberry (root bark), Black Walnut (leaf), Butternut (bark), Dandelion (root), Flax (seed meal), Gentian (root), Marshmallow (root), Plantain (leaves), Prunes, Red Clover (hops), Sage Brush (leaf), Slippery Elm (bark), Blue Flag (root), Blue Vervain (herb), Calendula (flowers), Chamomile (flowers), Chicory (herb), Clove (bud), Fennel (seed), Ginger (root), Red Raspberry (leaves), Yucca (herb), Wahoo (herb)

Senna Seed:

  • Traditionally people in northern Africa and southwestern Asia have used senna as a digestive purge or cleanser for centuries. It was considered a "cleansing" herb because of its cathartic (purging - cleansing) effect.
  • Senna is a popular herb with certain health benefits. The leaf and the seed are the most common parts of the plant to use.
    • Some of the active constituents are compounds called anthraquinones, which are powerful and effective cleansers.
  • Senna is also used by some for other purposes. One of which is weight loss.
  • Senna is an herb that is known worldwide. We believe that its popularity comes from the results people experience when used when digestion slows.
  • Researchers have found that active compounds, called sennosides, in senna. Sennosides work by promoting colon contractions which of course facilitates or promotes healthy bowel movements.
  • Senna may also prevent water and electrolytes from being reabsorbed by the colon. This action is thought to increase fluid available in the intestines which may soften fecal matter or stools.

Cascara Sagrada:

  • The literal Spanish translation of Cascara Sagrada is Sacred Bark.
    • This is the name given to the plant by the Spanish Priests.
      • There are two possible reasons for the name.
      • One is that the bark was dried and used as a laxative or purgative by the priests.
      • The other is that the wood closely resembles the wood used to build the ark of the covenant.
  • Cascara Sagrada has active components called anthraquinones.
    • The anthraquinones and phytochemicals in Cascara Sagrada are thought to work as peristaltic stimulants.
    • These anthraquinones may be the reason that Cascara is used to promote healthy bowel movements. They stimulate the peristaltic muscles and thereby assist in the elimination of fecal matter from the colon.
    • Peristaltic muscles flex in a wave-like motion in the intestines. The wave-like motion causes fecal matter to move through the bowel to facilitate a healthy bowel movement.
  • Cascara bark also contains resins, tannins and lipids
  • Purging/ cleansing the bowel is cascara sagrada’s claim to fame. Having similar active constituents to Senna makes this a very synergistic herb for purging the lower GI (gastrointestinal tract).
  • Cascara Sagrada also has phytochemicals like aloe-emodin, casanthranol,chrysophanic acid and beta carotene. these are thought to assist with the purgative actions of the herb as well.
  • While cleansing and purging the bowel in the elimination process Cascara Sagrada (Sacred Bark) also provides healthy micro-nutrients.
    • Cascara Sagrada contains healthy micro nutrients, calcium, iron, linoleic acid, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc to name a few. Plus a good helping of vitamin B complex and C

Aloe Vera:

  • Aloe vera has been known for its healing properties for at least 6,000 years. In the early days, the plant was known for being a “plant of immortality” and was presented to Egyptian pharaohs as a funeral gift.
  • Over time, groups from many geographical areas have used aloe vera, including Indians, Chinese, Mexicans, and North Americans.
  • There are two medicinally useful parts of the aloe vera plant.
    • First, the leaves are filled with a clear gel. This gel is extracted from the plant and usually used on the skin to treat burns and various skin conditions. The gel can also be found in liquid or capsule form and taken orally.
    • The second substance the plant produces is called aloe latex. This is the yellow pulp that’s found just under the outer part of the plant leaf. Aloe latex has been shown to have laxative properties, and it’s usually taken orally to treat constipation.
  • Aloe latex contains aloin, which is an anthraquinone. As mentioned above anthraquinones are thought to work as peristaltic stimulants.
  • Aloe is safe to consume orally. It is thought that is provides the same soothing actions for the freshly cleansed colon as it provides for the skin when applied topically. When combining that with the purgative properties it is easy to see that Aloe Vera is a great herb vital to put in a healthy colon cleanse formula.


  • Gentian (Gentiana lutea) is a bitter herb that has been used as an herbal supplement throughout Europe for over 2,000 years.
  • Gentian is a bitter herb thought to stimulate digestion by increasing saliva production and promoting stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.
  • There’s some evidence that Gentian can stimulate the secretion of enzymes in the small intestines and increase gastric secretion, which makes breaking down foods and absorbing nutrients easier.


  • Calendula has an abundance of flavonoids which are antioxidants. These plant-based antioxidants protect cells from free radical damage.
  • Calendula has may also increase blood flow to assist in oxigenating and soothing irritated tissue.

Butternut Bark: 

  • Butternut bark is not from the squash like one would think. The butternut bark actually comes from the White Walnut Tree. Its natural habitat is in the northeast portion of North America.
  • The Native Americans used the bark of the tree to promote healthy digestion.
  • Some people have used butternut as “a tonic.” A tonic is defined as a restorative meaning that it promotes general health and well-being.
  • Butternut bark has mild cathartic properties and was used as an herbal supplement during the American Revolution. 

Licorice Root:

  • Centuries ago, licorice root was used in Greece, China, and Egypt for to promote proper digestion and to support healthy lung function.
  • Licorice root also has been used as a sweetener.
  • The traditions of the past have carried over into modern times. Today, people use licorice root as a dietary supplement to support proper digestion.

The information above is for informational purposes only. It does not reflect or relate to the performance or purpose of any products that contain similar materials.

* "Herbal supplements are not drugs. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."*

There are so many reasons that a person needs to participate in a colon cleanse regimen.

If you want a visual just think of the plumbing pipes below your bathroom sink. Every day you stand in front of the mirror and get yourself ready for the day. For some that means hair gel, hairspray, and the hair that breaks off or falls out ends up in the sink and eventually down the drain. Without cleaning it out once in a while the inside becomes clogged with hair made sticky with the goop that we use to style it. Plus, there's the soap scum and the tooth paste that also contribute to the mess in the drain. The worst mornings are the ones that instead of the water in the sink draining freely it hardly drains and can even stop allowing water to flow through at all. Maintenance is the key to keeping your bathroom sink drain clean, clear of debris and working properly.

Similarly, the digestive tract (the colon and bowel) need to be cleansed of all of the debris building up in it for it to work properly. Believe it or not some of the food we eat is sticky and can, over time, clog up the internal workings of the digestive tract. The clogging is called constipation and can make a person more susceptible to disease by impugning the immune system.  It can also slow the metabolism process. That means that while you're are getting less from the food you are also probably gaining weight. Nothing good comes from a poorly functioning colon.

Did you know that your small intestine is roughly 23 feet long and can hold over 20 pounds of partially digested food?
That's a long tunnel with a lot of twists and turns in it. It seems like a great place for something to get jammed up in the works and cause everything else to move through slower than it should.

A cleansed and maintained colon can break down food and extract the nutrients more efficiently. A digestive tract that is healthy and working properly can increase your metabolism, and even improve the strength of your immune system. Without a cleansing regimen the colon can slow the digestion process, the side walls can become coated or caked with plaque deposits which effect how efficiently food moves through all of the twists and turns in the colon. A slowed less efficient digestion system allows fecal matter to remain in the colon. It can then become rotten and toxic. At this point not only is your immune system being starved of nutrients, but it is having to fight against the toxins produced by the putrid fecal matter. Once these conditions are present it becomes imperative to "UNCLOG" or cleanse your digestive tract. Some people use enemas and other very intrusive processes to get the desired results.
Just like with the sink drain, a simple maintenance program, A Colon Detox & Restore might help to avoid all of the over the top programs some people participate in. What we are saying is the best way to promote health in your colon in the first place is to have a cleansing or maintenance regimen that keeps your pipes (your colon) clean, clear and healthy.

The information above is for informational purposes only. It does not reflect or relate to the performance or purpose of any products on this website.

* "Herbal supplements are not drugs. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."*

If you are already suffering from a slowing digestive tract a colon cleanse might be worth a try. It's worked for millions so far it just might work for you.

The difference between a vegan and a plant-based diet

The difference between a vegan and a plant-based diet

Is a plant-based diet the same thing as a vegan diet? Both meal plans have made headlines for their health benefits in recent years and while they are similar, there are some key differences: Vegan diets eliminate all animal products, while plant-based diets do not necessarily eliminate animal products, but focus on eating mostly plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

What is a vegan diet?

“With a vegan diet, you eliminate all animal products, including dairy, meat, poultry, fish, eggs and honey,” says, Dr. Farid Zarif a bariatric medicine nutritionist, founder of Rhythmic Ingestion, author of "Slaves of the Tongue".

Some people choose to follow a vegan diet for ethical, environmental or health reasons. While going vegan can have health benefits, there are some pitfalls to avoid.

“Just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy,” he says. “If you’re vegan, you can still technically eat vegan cookies, potato chips and other vegan junk food, which can be high in calories and low in nutrients. I recommend sticking to whole foods as much as possible.”

What is a plant-based diet?

Plant-based diets also emphasize eating whole foods, meaning the food has undergone little – if any – processing and is as close to its natural state as possible.

Plant-based foods include:



Whole grains (quinoa, farro, barley, oatmeal)

Plant-based oils (avocado, olive, canola)

Nuts and seeds

What is the right meal plan for you?

“Regardless of what meal plan you choose, everyone’s diet should ideally consist of 50 percent vegetables,” says Dr. Zarif. “Fruit is healthy too, but I like to focus on vegetables because they have less sugar.”

When building your plate, aim for:

50 percent vegetables

25 percent whole grains

25 percent lean protein

“If you are not eating meat or other animal proteins like eggs, try beans or quinoa for plant-based protein,” he says.

Adding healthy fats – such as avocado oil when roasting veggies, a sprinkle of slivered almonds on your oatmeal or sliced avocado on your salad – will help you feel full for longer. And healthy fats have numerous other health benefits.

When to talk to your doctor about your diet

“It’s a good idea to see your primary care doctor to get a basic framework for what a healthy diet should look like for you, particularly if you have an underlying health condition or have had weight loss surgery, which can affect how your body processes nutrients,” says Dr. Zarif. “For example, if you have diabetes and want to eat healthily, be sure to eat small portions, not to exceed 2 servings”.

Also, if you are vegan, vegetarian or don’t eat many animal products, she recommends asking your doctor to check your B vitamin levels.

“B12 deficiency is common in vegans because it’s a nutrient that we need to know more about, along with its varying sources,” he explains. “If you don’t consume many animal products, talk to your doctor about taking a supplement.”

Calcium is another important nutrient that can be hard to get when you don’t eat dairy products. Dr. Zarif recommends eating and drinking calcium-fortified plant-based milk (like almond milk) or other calcium-fortified foods.

“If you’re not getting three servings of calcium-rich foods each day, ask your doctor about adding a supplement,” he says. “Try to get at least some calcium from your diet because taking too many calcium supplements can cause adverse side effects.”

Is a vegan or plant-based diet healthy?

If you eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and whole grains, you should still get a good chunk of your daily vitamins and minerals because plant-based foods are high in many nutrients.

“If you’re going to follow a vegan or plant-based diet, think through it carefully and plan out your meals,” says Dr. Zarif. “You don’t necessarily have to go vegan to be healthy – plant-based is a good option for people who struggle with consistency and planning. If you are going to commit to a vegan diet, make a plan and be consistent about incorporating all the healthy food groups, including plant-based protein, so you don’t miss out on nutrients.”

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