Detoxification, or simply, purification of the body from toxic substances, is the secret to good health! It rejuvenates the body, reduces stress levels, boosts mood, helps weight loss, maintains energy, improves sleep quality, freshens skin and much more.
The body has a natural detox system that works to release it from harmful toxins. Nevertheless, they still accumulate in our body over time.
Toxic congestion of the body contributes to the development of chronic diseases and can damage vital organs. Therefore, from time to time, purification is important to maintain good health.
You do not need to buy any special products to purify your body. You can use herbs as effective and inexpensive ways to cleanse your body.
The herb is good for your whole body. It has antioxidants and flavonoids that are great for the process of purifying your liver. Dandelion helps in the production of bile, and bile helps to remove toxins from the body.
The diuretic nature of the dandelion helps to cleanse the kidneys and bladder, as well as relieve problems such as water retention, upset stomach and constipation. It also regulates bowel function and body hydration. The herb contains useful minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin B and C, which are beneficial to your body.
Drinking dandelion tea is a popular method of detoxification. Here’s how to prepare it:
- Boil 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion root in 1 cup water. Turn off the stove, cover and let it soak for about 10 minutes. Drink this tea twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, for a week. You can also use it in your salad.
Note: Do not use dandelion without consulting your doctor if you have gallstones or gallbladder problems.
Although it doesn’t taste very good, burdock root is another excellent blood cleanser. It assists the liver and lymphatic system in purifying the circulatory system from metabolic waste and toxins.
In fact, this herb protects cells from and reduces liver damage from toxic chemicals. In addition, it is a natural diuretic increases the frequency of urination to eliminate waste from the body. Also, as a diaphoretic, it aids sweating to remove toxins from the body and through the skin.
Burdock root is also useful for the kidneys, bladder and digestive system. It is rich in body-assisting substances such as folic acid, vitamin C, E and magnesium. It also strengthens the immune system while purifying the blood.
Burdock tea is prepared by adding 1 teaspoon of dried herb root to a glass of hot water. Allow it to soak for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain the liquid. Drink tea 1 or 2 times a day for several weeks.
Note: Because burdock can interact with diabetes medicines, use it with caution if you are diabetic. Do not use the herb if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
This herb is most widely used to purify the liver for the disposal of toxins and metabolic waste. The compound silymarin in it is useful for repairing damaged liver cells and can protect new liver cells. It also strengthens the liver cells in the secretion of more bile juices, which in turn improves digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Use it by adding 1 teaspoon of ground milk thistle (or milk thistle tea) seeds to a glass of hot water. Cover and let it soak for 10 minutes, then strain it. Drink 4 to 5 cups of tea daily for 1 month.
Note: Do not use the herb if you have cancer, are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The fragrant herb Silantro, known as coriander, effectively binds with many heavy metals to remove them from the body. In fact, it is one of the best herbs to deal with. In addition to being a great way to remove toxic substances from the body, it also contains many vital substances needed to purify the body and change the body’s internal chemistry (internal environment) to a healthier one.
Consume a glass of leaves and stems daily for 2 weeks. You can then take silantro in smaller amounts to prevent toxins from accumulating in the body.
Red clover is another effective herb for blood purification. It successfully throws away waste from the blood, also aids the breakdown of toxins in the lymphatic system, eliminating them easily when sweating. It is capable of cleansing the body of heavy metals and toxic chemical elements, including those caused by drug use. In addition, it stimulates the production of bile juices that aid the processing of fat in the liver.
Red clover is a rich source of minerals, including magnesium, copper, calcium, chromium, iron and phosphorus, as well as polyphenols, polysaccharides and essential oils. Plus it contains vitamin A, C and B complex.
Make healing tea with 1 teaspoon of dried red clover in a glass of boiling water. Let the tea stand under the lid for 15 to 20 minutes and then strain it. Drink up to 3 cups of this herbal tea daily for about 1 week.
Note: Because red clover may affect other medicines, consult your doctor before including them in your diet. In addition, it may not be suitable for those suffering from hormonal problems.
Nettle maintains the health of the kidneys and, together with the liver, aids in the process of purifying the body. It also stimulates the lymphatic system and is a natural diuretic, which means that it eliminates toxins through urination. Nettle contains a good amount of vitamin C, which is important for maintaining the various stages of purification.
Add 1 tablespoon of nettle root or leaves to a glass of hot water. Cover and let it soak for 5 minutes. Strain and add honey to taste. Drink 2-3 times a day for 1 week.
Garlic is a strong detox food that has been used since ancient times and is still popular. Sulfur-containing compounds in garlic help eliminate harmful microorganisms that generate toxins in the gut.
It increases the production of glutathione, which helps to filter out toxins from the digestive system. In addition, it maintains liver function so that the body can be purified.
Crush, 3-4 cloves of garlic to release useful sulfur compounds. Consume it on an empty stomach, but if you do not tolerate it, you can combine it with Brazil nut or your daily diet. Eat garlic for several weeks to help cleanse your body.
Ginger also protects the body from toxins and improves digestion.The compounds gingerols and shogools contained in it help promote the purification of the body by accelerating the passage of food through the gut.
This helps to dispose of toxic toxic waste from the colon and from other organs. It also makes your body sweat more, which means more toxins out of it.
The best way to consume ginger is in the form of tea.
Put 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger in 1½ cup hot water. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain and drink daily in the morning and afternoon. You can add freshly grated ginger to your salad or other dishes.
This is another wonderful, natural supplement to the purification regimen that helps the blood to get rid of unwanted metabolic waste.
- Eat 2-3 leaves mixed with honey on an empty stomach. Repeat this daily for 1 month.
- Drink it in tea, boiling 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of crushed leaves, maybe dust, and simmer on the stove for 5 minutes. Then strain and drink 2 times a day for 1 month. For a softer taste, mix with green tea, cinnamon and dill.
The licorice root also helps the body to clean itself of chemical contaminants. It promotes proper digestion and hence the disposal of toxic waste from the body. This herb is effective in treating liver disorders by reducing toxicity and stabilizing its normal functions.
Another plus is that it reduces the desire to eat sweets.
Add 1 tablespoon chopped licorice root to 1 cup boiling water. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain, add 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Drink once a day for a month.
Note: Do not exceed the dose to avoid side effects, such as increased blood pressure and sodium retention.
Tips to prevent toxic buildup
- Brush your teeth before you have breakfast or drink something in the morning.
- Begin the day with a glass of lemon water.
- Drink green tea instead of coffee.
- Eat high-fiber fruits and vegetables.
- Keep your body hydrated by drinking at least 2 liters of water a day.
- Do not eat processed or prepared meals.
- Do some physical exercise daily.
Remember: Sleep is also important for purifying and calming your body and mind.