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I purchased tea for colon cleanse is that safe?

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Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine

In brief: Likely just laxative

Most of these teas contain senna (cascara), which is a natural stimulant laxative.
It is fine to use once in a while for occasional constipation, but chronic use can cause your colon to become dependent on the chemical to move at all. There really isn't anything in there "cleansing" your colon. Just making you have a bowel movement.

In brief: Likely just laxative

Most of these teas contain senna (cascara), which is a natural stimulant laxative.
It is fine to use once in a while for occasional constipation, but chronic use can cause your colon to become dependent on the chemical to move at all. There really isn't anything in there "cleansing" your colon. Just making you have a bowel movement.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine

In brief: Colon Cleanse

Safe, yes. Helpful, no. Waste of money, yes.

In brief: Colon Cleanse

Safe, yes. Helpful, no. Waste of money, yes.
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