natural colon cleansing recipe is listed in Prescription for Nutritional Healing, a book by Phyllis Balch and James Balch. It calls for bentonite, psyllium seeds, apple juice, aloe vera juice, and water in a prescribed ratio and to drink this mixture every day until one’s stool is odorless. Each ingredient in this natural colon cleansing recipe has properties that affect the colon or the material inside the colon. Lane Labs reviews the components of this natural colon cleansing recipe in this article.

Bentonite from Clay
Bentonite started as volcanic rock millions of years ago. Weathering broke it down into a mineral and washed it into rivers and lakes. It settled at the bottom of these bodies of water where it became incorporated into clay. Today, bentonite is one of six types of clays that are mined in the USA. In 2008, America mined 4.9 million metric tons of this mineral. That same year, 1 million tons of it was exported. Bentonite is a complex combination of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen atoms with either sodium ions or calcium ions associated with it. Positively charged proteins and wine pigments bind to the bentonite. Wine and juice producers use bentonite’s binding properties to purify unwanted particles from those drinks.

Ingredients in the Natural Colon Cleansing Recipe
Mineral Bentonite
Plant Psyllium seeds, apple juice, and aloe vera juice

Psyllium Seeds, Apple Juice, and Aloe Vera Juice from Plants
The other components of the natural colon cleansing recipe are plant derivatives. Psyllium seeds come from Plantago afra, an annual plant that grows about half a meter tall. The narrow, oblong seeds are dark brown and glossy. Psyllium seeds are a good source of fiber and have a reputation for keeping people regular. Apple juice comes from the fruit of the apple tree, Malus domestica. There are thousands of varieties of this crop. Whole apples have fiber that promotes regularity. Both whole apples and apple juice contain sorbitol, an osmotic laxative. Aloe vera is a very short plant with thick fleshy leaves. Aloe vera juice is made by crushing the pulp of these leaves. Anthranoids in the aloe juice are another osmotic laxative. Osmotic laxatives make stool more malleable, and therefore easier to pass out of the body, by drawing water into it through osmosis.

It can be difficult to know the difference between one natural colon cleansing recipe and another. Some natural colon cleansing recipes are better than others. For example, H2Go from Lane Labs is a magnesia mineral supplement that works as a hyper-osmotic. As a colon cleanse, H2Go is taken at bedtime for 7 consecutive nights Knowledge of the ingredients in a natural colon cleansing recipe can help one to choose the best regimen to follow.


  1. Prescription for Nutritional Healing 3rd Edition
    Phyllis Balch and James Balch
  2. Bentonite Fining of Juice and Wine
    Publication 463-014 (1988)
    Department of Horticulture at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  3. PDR for Herbal Medicines
    Medical Economics Company
  4. USA Geological Survey Website