I am full of gratitude for all the advice and wisdom given.
PTree, the idea of using a bidet for a flush was certainly a bad idea; thank you for elegantly disuading me to such quest. I shall investigate the herbal alternatives as they are a little more within available budget. Windsong, must apologise as I was salivating at the prospect of a deep cleanse after viewing your Colonet JR-4, unfortunately at that price range it seems only affordable to Hollywood movie stars. :(