Question: So if chemical-based laxatives are not recommended, what about herbal laxatives as an alternative to Colon Hydrotherapy?
Answer: Herbal as well as chemical based laxatives are known to irritate the whole digestive tract, and to weaken the muscles.
The body reacts to herbal laxatives as a foreign entity and it expels them along with some liquid waste, but this is alone is insufficient to solve problems like constipation since the other waste remains left behind. This loss of liquids from the body can lead to dehydration.
By way of contrast colon hydrotherapy actually improves the patient’s hydration status, without irritating the digestive processes.