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Using Cucumber as Mild Laxative to Cleanse the Bowel

Updated on January 8, 2019
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Miebakagh57 is retired, Chief Administrative Officer. I am passionate about aerobic exercises, food, nutrition, reading, writing. and health

Bowel Cleansing

They are many ways in which you can cleanse your bowel. This is because toxins that build up in the body needs to be eliminated via, the colon. One special thing about this organ is that should it fail to work properly, the build-up of toxin in the body will increase many times. That is why our bowel needs to be properly cleaned. How long will it take to cleanse the bowel? Two days? Except on very rare medical condition, your bowel can be cleaned within a day or twenty-four hours. They are no need for drugs. Drugs can bring a relief but comes with side effects. The safe method I am about to discuss has no side effect.

The Bowel Cleanse Itself

Using drugs to cleanse the bowel will dehydrate the body, and the intake of additional water etc will not properly balance the body fluid. Cleaning the small intestine will also clean the large intestine.

At most 60% of our body weight is made up of water. This needs to be replaced regularly due to losses in saliva, urine, stool, sweat and the need for water in digesting solid foods. Using drugs to unclouded the bowel will dehydrate the body. Naturally, the colon is self-cleansing should it get dirty. Giving it much work than it can do is a problem.

What is needful to cleanse the intestines are fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber. Such foods must also be rich in calcium and potassium. They must be low in the Glycemic Index (GI). Otherwise, the result will be negative. Better be as natural as possible.

Cucumber Fruit Benefit Bowel Cleansing

Cucumbers are natural alkaline fruits. They can only be eaten raw for best results. Without sugars, fats and oils, and proteins, they are one of the best natural alkaline fruits for cleansing the bowel. Fruits, including cucumbers, are man’s first food. Human beings are fruitarian and vegetarians by nature. They mostly live on fruits and vegetables for thousands of years. Fish, animals, and birds are later additions. Have you ever wonder why most of us take on some fruits and greens every morning? Very few of us also take these as a snack, side dish or main meal at lunch or supper.

The actual taste of a cucumber fruit is water or tasteless. Some types or varieties have a bland taste. The fruit has no energy value or less than 1% in value. The energy computation in the seeds is negligible. Cooking, stewing, steaming or frying them is okay with some persons but is of no nutritional value.

A cucumber fruit benefits every person in many ways. For those who want to lose weight, it is one of the best. It is mostly water. An energy computation of between 15-16 calories (less than ¼ of a cup of fruit) has been estimated. With its rich water content and high alkaline value, it is no wonder that it can serve as a cleansing regime. While most fruits can add a small amount of toxin to the body if taken in excess, or form a mucous during the process of digestion, cucumbers will help to eliminate the toxin or neutralize them. For example, the joints of bones produce uric acid crystals. This can cause pain and inflations. The electrolyte water in the cucumber fruit being in a natural distilled state is superior to other waters. The water in the fruit naturally helps to eliminate the uric acid in the joints, and at the same time encourages waste removal from the body without reducing water in the body.

Cucumber Fruit

Cucumbers with low GI are very low in calories
Cucumbers with low GI are very low in calories | Source

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad that help cleansed the bowel
Cucumber salad that help cleansed the bowel | Source

Herb Teas

One of the best natural purgatives is herb tea. It is cheap to get over the counter. Boil one tablespoonful of the herb with a glass of water, and add one or half teaspoonful of alkaline 'Epsom' salt to the brew while allowing the hot tea to reduce to a warm level will cleanse your intestine. But the frequent occasional stool can be serious with some discomforts. From the time one takes the purgative to the final stage of faece, (and this depends on the strength of the tea) it can take up to eight hours or more. Say you take the tea in the early hours of the day at 6.30 A.M. You begin defecating at 10.30 A.M. or earlier. Also, depending on how dirty your digestive system is, you end defecation say at 12.30pm. the same day.

Castor oils also are purgatives. The oil is very unpleasant to the taste with a nasty flavor. Do not give herb teas and castor oils to children.

Herb lemongrass has a very pleasant taste and aroma. Unlike herb tea and castor oil, it is very alkaline. It can be taken as a relaxing and refreshing drink instead of black tea. Add a teaspoon of brown sugar or honey to 40 cl of the tea to taste. It helps regulates the body temperature and ward of feverish conditions. Lemongrass, lime fruits, and cucumbers are natural synergy item that works in tandem.

What Is A Laxative?

A laxative is any natural or artificial intervention that can stimulate the removal of the feces in the intestines. It can be an herb, a fruit or a drug. A laxative becomes necessary when the bowel is not able to evacuate digested and partially digested foods, water and bacteria in the intestines, as a result of constipation. The bowel cannot move or its consistent movement has been impaired. Drinking too much water to soften dirty will not help the issue. Some persons have resort to colon enema, via the rectum which in most times only complicated the problem. Taking drugs will result in diarrhea and loss of too much water from the body.

The best stimulating ingredient in a mild form is fruits and vegetables. This at the same time will maintain and promote good health. Cucumbers can act as a mild laxative. Taken with other fruits will keep the bowel moving and clean. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of natural fibers that help to maintain bowel health and at the same time by a process called peristalsis keeps the digested foods, moving. Here the authorities that advocate the peeling and discarding the skin of fruits and vegetables are proven wrong.

Hydrotherapy Tool

A Hydrotherapy tool: drugs either herbs or chemical solutions is filled with the tool and pump into the  anus.
A Hydrotherapy tool: drugs either herbs or chemical solutions is filled with the tool and pump into the anus. | Source


 Ingredients for the clensing regime
Ingredients for the clensing regime | Source

How to Make Your Herb Tea

You can make your own herb tea at home. Instead of getting commercial preparations sold at drug stores, why not settle for more? Yes, you can get more by doing your stuff as naturally as possible. Use fresh natural ingredients.


  1. 2 pieces fresh lime fruits.
  2. Water 50 cl.
  3. Fresh or dry lemongrass.
  4. 1 tablespoonful wild honey (not commercial preparation) or a cube of sugar
  5. 2 cups cucumber fruit.
  6. Bottled soda water use 15 cl.


  • Wash lemongrass in water.
  • Use a string of the grass to tie up the whole.
  • Wash kettle, boiler or pot with water.
  • Put the lemongrass in the kettle or pot.
  • Pour in water 50 cl.
  • Heat cooker or stove.
  • Put the kettle on heat or connect to an AC source.
  • Boil the content for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Now, pour out the warm tea into drinking glass or cup.
  • Allow another 5minutes to lower the liquid temperature.
  • Beat lime to a soft pulp.
  • Peel the limes and squeeze its juice into the warm tea.
  • Add honey or sugar and stir.
  • Add 1/2 the soda water.
  • Wash the cucumber.
  • Take this with the warm tea.
  • Serves 1 person only.
  • You can give half of the finished product to a child.

No Side Effect

Do not peel the cucumber when taking a bite. Chew thoroughly and wash it down with a sip of the tea. This will safely evacuate dirty in your digestive tract. The habit to purge say three to four times in the day will not arise. You should expect a slight occurrence of this once. You should take this tea in the morning before your pre- or main breakfast. The merit is that the stomach and intestine are thoroughly scrub. A mild purge will result depending on the strength of the preparation. No side effects.

Put Lemon Grass in Kettle


Pour 50 ml Water


Boil for Five Minutes


Pour the Cool Liquid into Glass


Add Soda Water, Lime, and Honey


Your Sweet and Aromatic Flavor Herb Tea Drink

Herb Tea With Cucumber Fruit
Herb Tea With Cucumber Fruit | Source

A Good Morning Green

A cucumber fruit can be eaten anytime. But what type of fruit do you prefer to eat in the morning as a breakfast? Have you taken the trouble to prepare a fruit breakfast for yourself? Did you include cucumbers? Two or more fruits that are in synergy with one another and combined with cucumber can cleanse your digestive system instead of resorting to drugs and laxatives.

Combining Fruits for Good Health

Eating varied fruits and vegetables regularly in combination promotes good bowel health.
Eating varied fruits and vegetables regularly in combination promotes good bowel health. | Source

Good Morning Cucumber

Cucumber Salads

A Salad can be made with any food item root vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat, and fish etc, but the base is always a "leafy green."

It can be served moist, warm or cold. It can be dish out as an appetizer, side dish, main course or as a palate-cleansing salad. After the cleansing, take a cucumber breakfast salad after an hour and regularly take such a breakfast once or twice every week. A fruit breakfast is easy and simple to prepare. It is a certain fact that fruits do not dirty the stomach and intestines. It keeps the digestive system clean. It energized the body cells and helps in the digestive processes. This is due to its many mild acids, mineral salts, trace elements and vitamins B, C and K. But ensure your choice of fruits and vegetables include very low to medium glycemic index groups to avoid the disadvantage of creating a type two diabetes mellitus disease. Fruits are very easy to digest. The starch or sugar is edible. They have easily assimilated it into the body cells. Unlike fats, oils, and proteins that need to be broken down into smaller units for the body to be used in the various metabolic process.

Another Cucumber Salad

Eat your cucumber salads regularly
Eat your cucumber salads regularly | Source

Health Benefits And Tips

Always wash all fruits and vegetables in fresh clean water. Additionally, all fruits should be washed in a saline solution and soak for 10 minutes before eating.

1. A fruit and vegetable salad is nature’s remedy to keep the bowel moving.

2. Clean the digestive tracks.

3. Rejuvenate the digestive system.

4. Sufficient water retention in the body.

5. Hence, prevent dehydration.

6. Promotes good health.

7. Dark green leafy vegetables should be boiled for 2 minutes or half in raw state before eating.

8. Fresh fruits when an unripe or semi-ripe state has more nutrients-vitamins, mineral salt and photochemical in their skin than in the ripe state.

9. Eat a cucumber along with onions, tomatoes, and carrots.

Cucumber Salads Compare

Cucumber salads
average calories
cucumber with tomatoes
cucumber with onions
cucumber with peanuts
Fats and energy content of cucumber salads

Vital Tips On Fruits

1. Made a plan to eat fruits and vegetables even for lunch or supper.

2. A serving of five as recommended by the USDA can be made easy by taking ¼ cup of differing fruits plus a vegetable.

3. Eat a cucumber or two alone or eat them with two or more fruits at least three times in the week. You can have it in salad form if desired.

4. Your choice of other fruits should be low in GI not above GI 10.

5. When tasty, try a cucumber if at hand instead of drinking water.

6. Eat fruits that are very high in GI once a week or better still two times in the month. This is to avoid the type 2 diabetes mellitus.

7. The importance of the cucumber fruit can be seen in the fact that the Roman Emperor Tiberius make sure that the fruit was made available on his dining table daily throughout the year. This he does by planting a garden of the fruit in his compound.

The Importance Of Washing Fruits

Fruits are normally grown on farmlands. Some are grown under greenhouse conditions. With this said, they are liable to one form of dirty or pollutant especially inorganic chemicals that are used as sprays to control pests.

Apart from this, various insects, birds, and reptiles usually visit the farms and drop their wastes on them. All the same, we should take good care of these goodies after harvesting or be buying them from the farmers or in the markets.

Furthermore, fruits are easily polluted by both buyers and sellers. The hands are at times not thoroughly washed and can be infected with a cold virus.

Before eating fruits, thorough washing of the fruits in fresh clean water and later rise fruits in the strong solution of salt water. Risen thoroughly again in clean fresh water before eating your fruits.

What is Your Opinion on Washing of Fruits and Vegetables?

What is Your Opinion on Washing of Fruits?

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hey, Marlene, thanks for the follow. You are also an inspiration. Have a lovely day ahead.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 months ago from USA

      I am happy to be following you. Your article topics are very interesting.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Marlene, welcome to my world. It is my pleasure meeting you online. Thanks for reading and commenting. Actually, cucumbers are one of the best natural fruits that have lots of electrolysis water. It is alkaline, and so helps neutralized the bloodstream of acidic ingredients.

      I will later write another hub about bowel cleansing. The remedy is to be taken before your main breakfast, or before you sip that cup of hot tea, coffee, cocoa, or juice for an early morning zest.

      Thanks again for visiting my hub, reading, commenting, and weighing in. Good day!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 months ago from USA

      I usually have a fruit melody in the morning with breakfast, but I have never thought of adding cucumbers. I typically only have cucumbers for lunch or dinner salads, but now I think I shall try adding cucumbers to my breakfast mix. Thank you for a very informative article.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      3 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Mary, you are welcomed. Having cucumbers in the morning is the best and idea thing to do if you also needs to contained your weight. But best of all, it help hydrates the body, and flushes the bowels as you have seen.

      I employed it to help others who have a bowel issues because traditional remedies like herb teas and castor oils has many side effects.

      As to your ways of making tea out of a saucepan, I enjoy doing it too at times when it is a black tea. Yes, I agreed tea can be make out from many plants. Ginger, rosemary, mango blossom, sage, and many others. It s now winter approaching in my country and I am on a pure ginger tea. At times I add ginger roots to black tea and brew it. Many thanks again for visiting and commenting.

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      Mary Wickison 

      3 months ago from Brazil

      I never thought of having cucumbers in the morning, but I can see they would be refreshing. I normally have them in my lunch salad.

      I like your method of making tea in a kettle. I'm in Brazil and haven't seen an electric kettle here. I tend to use a saucepan to make my teas and coffee. The tea also looks like a healthy way to add more liquid.

      Brazil, although known for its coffee, make tea out of so many plants. Many use them as alternative or traditional medicines.

      Interesting article.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello Dora, thanks for visiting and commenting. I also eat cucumbers for cleansing off the uric acid form in the joints of bones during a mile-long jogging exercise. Nothing can be better than this. Have a nice time

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great article on laxatives and cleansers. I use cucumbers for another reason, but the facts you provided are good to know. Thank you very much.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      5 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Dred Cuan, thanks for visiting and commenting. I will soon review and update this hub. Cucumbers are one of the best bowel cleaning agents nature bestowed upon human beings. The others I think are citrus fruits. Thank you.

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      Dred Cuan 

      5 months ago from California

      I love eating sliced cucumbers dipped in vinegar and salt. I even used it when I'm making California maki or detox water. It's something I can eat even just as it is.


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