Holistically speaking, medical practitioners have associated colon problems with accumulation of toxic substances in the colon. Just like the skin and lungs, the colon tries to eliminate these substances. However, we can enhance this bowel activity by increasing stool evacuation speed using psyllium fiber to cleanse the colon.
How psyllium fiber works
This fiber develops unique characteristics of water retention in presence of abundant water. They swell up creating a slippery gelatin-like material holding a significant amount of water. Slipperiness created also acts as lubrication for easier elimination of the toxic substances.
Extra bulk created by the fiber stimulates peristalsis movement of feces down the colon. Movement of these substances carries along with it the toxic substances helping to cleanse the colon.
It is important to note that psyllium fiber obtained from Plantago plant husks have been used for over 100 years in Europe to treat bowel problems. In spite of these awesome benefits, psyllium may cause dehydration to the rest of the body.