Detox Safely with This Amazing Detox Tea

Had too much fun over the 4th of July weekend? It’s human nature to try to atone for our overindulgences by doing a “detox.” Only…the term “detox” has been hijacked by the clever marketing of worthless products and treatments. Many of the “cleanse” programs or detox protocols are based on poor fad diets that take advantage of your guilty conscience. So, how do you detox safely? 

Well, first of all, avoid one-size-fits-all programs. They don’t benefit the majority. They’re usually harshly purgative too–meaning all they’ll do is make you go poop a lot, with a laxative. Lastly, they give the illusion that we live in a health rollercoaster–where overindulgence followed by strict penance is the way to go. That’s a total myth. 

Regardless of a detox or not, your body will always strive to find balance. This is called homeostasis and detoxing is your body’s natural way to maintain a healthy system. What goes in must come out, after all! 

The Basics of Caring For Your Body

Just like you can’t put red diesel in a Maserati motor…you have to tend to what you put into your body. 

A main aspect of both herbalism and nutrition is living within the seasons. This basically means that, as the seasons change, the foods we eat and the herbs we use should change too. The goal is to be in balance with nature. Seeing how she tends to be smarter than we are sometimes…we should probably listen! 

Our bodies know what they need and if we listen well, we can find that delicate balance between health and crap.

Many of us already do this, even on an unconscious level. During the hot summer months, we crave watermelon and iced lemonade. During the cold winter months, we relish hearty stews and hot teas.

Learning to detox safely is all about connecting with the needs of your body.

But, that can be challenging at first, so I’ve made things easier on you! This herbal tea blend consists of herbs dedicated to clearing the liver, the lymphatic system, and the blood. It can be used year-round, iced or hot, and provides your body with a gentle way to cleanse itself and “take out the trash.” 

Herbal Detox Tea–A Great Way to Detox Safely

The organic ingredients in this tea are burdock root, dandelion root, peppermint leaf, red clover blossom, licorice root, yellow dock, and ginger root. Here’s what they all do for you!

Burdock Root

  • Assists with the removal of gut toxins from the body
  • Blood purifier
  • Mild diuretic and laxative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Useful in stimulating lymphatic circulation
  • Alterative, which is loosely defined as altering the body towards health
  • Incredibly effective because it’s a super food jammed-packed with essential nutrients
  • High in chromium, magnesium, and inulin–all of which help to regulate blood sugar
  • High in iron and helps to strengthen the liver and kidneys

Dandelion Root

Probably the most heated herb of them all, since it’s the poster child for Roundup! But it’s actually pretty amazing, as it can…

  • Support the liver, as a great ally for this organ
  • Helps clear up acne and other skin disruptions (with the root cause being a stagnant liver)
  • Inhibits sodium reabsorption
  • Stimulates digestion and digestive torpor (flatulence, bloating, and constipation)
  • Anti-inflammatory for rheumatic conditions
  • Supports the gallbladder
  • Acts as a mild laxative
  • High in Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Protein, and Vitamin A

Most herbalists agree that long-term use of dandelion is needed for best result, by the way!

Peppermint Leaf

  • An aromatic digestant that is also an anodyne (pain relieving)
  • Strengthens and tones the stomach
  • An over-all body strengthener and cleanser
  • Very high in Magnesium, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, and Thiamin

P.S. A tip of the day: Internally peppermint is contra-indicated for those people with acid reflux and other similar issues in the esophagus, so avoid or limit it if you have these conditions.

Red Clover Blossom

  • Nutritive
  • Alterative blood cleanser
  • Restores health and vibrancy by cleaning up metabolic wastes
  • Useful for childhood or adult eczema
  • Lymphatic tonic for chronic lymphatic congestion
  • Red clover has a long tradition of being used for tumors, swollen glands (especially saliva glands), and other growths

P.S. Okay, a second tip of the day! Red clover’s ability to thin the blood makes it a bad choice for pregnancy or for those already on blood thinners. Regular use of this plant should also be stopped before surgery.

Licorice Root

  • Eases adrenal fatigue
  • Healing to the digestive system and respiratory system
  • Supports the adrenal glands to reduce stress
  • Adaptogen
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Very high in Magnesium and Silicon

Yellow Dock Root

  • Tonifies the entire body
  • Another alterative
  • A tonic for the liver and gallbladder
  • Aids the bowels
  • Assists in the reabsorption and utilization of iron
  • Supports the lymphatic system
  • Builds the immune system
  • Nourishes the glands
  • Very high in Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A

Ginger Root

  • Expectorant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • A powerful antimicrobial
  • Analgesic
  • Very high in Manganese and Silicon

As always, each of us has a different story, so your current health might be different from your neighbors, because of who you are and the situations in your life. If you have a lot of health issues, ask your ND, Herbalist, or practitioner about these herbs or others you are unsure of. We will be able to guide you in this! (In fact, you can book a consultation with me right here.)

This Detox Tea (which you can buy right here) can do wonders…but don’t forget to drink your water, get some sunshine, and exercise too!

Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. (Because why would we want to do that?)

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