The lemon, honey and cayenne colon cleanse is a variation of the Master Cleanse Diet. The Master Cleanse Diet was created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 to detoxify the body, clean the colon and to lose weight. The original recipe calls for grade B maple syrup instead of honey. However, the limited availability of maple syrup in some parts of the country along with its sometimes expensive price tag, can make maple syrup hard to come by. In which case, honey can be used in its place.
Ingredients and Preparation
The lemon, honey and cayenne colon cleanse diet should preferably be made with all organic ingredients. If organic ingredients are not available, regular produce can be used instead. In a large pitcher or pot, combine 60-ounces of water, 12 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 12 tablespoons of honey. You can obtain the lemon juice by squeezing approximately six organic lemons. Run the lemon juice through a strainer to catch any pulp or seeds. Stir the mixture thoroughly and keep in the refrigerator.
Each batch of lemonade is enough for one day. The batch contains approximately 10-servings, so it should be portioned out throughout the day. You may also drink water in addition to drinking the mixture. Otherwise, no other food or drinks are allowed during the diet, which should last anywhere from three days to one week. The longer you continue the fast, the easier it will be to stick with the program.
Your bowel movements may change in color and consistency while on the lemon, honey and cayenne colon cleanse. Do not be alarmed unless you are experiencing severe muscle cramping, a fever or you start to feel faint. If you are having any of these symptoms, eat something and contact your doctor immediately. If you are feeling nauseous or start vomiting, discontinue the cleanse and call your doctor.
Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.