Cleansing Herbs and Supplements
cleansing herbs Cleansing herbs and other natural supplements can enhance the healing power of your food-based detox. Your detox program doesn’t have to include expensive pills, powders and shakes to be effective. The simple, natural nutrients we recommend will kick start your detox and may be enough for now. Then when you are ready, you can choose to include the natural supplements and herbs listed below to enhance your detox or alleviate certain detox symptoms.
Nature provides what your body needs to thrive. For every ailment or imbalance you can experience there is a remedy in nature’s pharmacopoeia. Natural herbal remedies** heal your body, restore your organs and correct imbalances without leaving behind toxic residue. Most manmade medications are highly toxic and are designed to suppress symptoms rather than cure conditions.
Plants are Medicine
People on every continent have used medicinal plants to treat their ailments since prehistoric times. Animals also make use of the healing properties of plants. Sick animals intuitively seek out antimicrobial plants rich in tannins and alkaloids. Out of this natural universal relationship between plants and animals, many sophisticated herbal systems have developed. Thousands of years of research and experience are the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Western Herbalism. Each of these systems uses the most common healing plants in their region.
Culinary herbs and spices are used not simply as flavoring but also as powerful healing or protective components of food. Many traditional dishes include herbs to enhance digestion and metabolism (like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, fennel, mint, cumin, and coriander). Cultures in tropical climates, where food born pathogens are most prevalent, heavily flavor their dishes with antimicrobial ingredients like garlic, cayenne, ginger, and lime.
Support Your Organs and Reduce Detox Symptoms
Cleansing herbs in your food will lessen your detox symptoms while restoring health to your vital systems. You can also use nature’s gifts to supplement your diet. The concentrated chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals in supplements like kelp capsules, chlorella, or spirulina powder can be taken to increase cleansing energy and vitality during your detox.
Making an herbal detox tea from medicinal quality cleansing herbs is a great way to support your liver and kidneys so they can do their best work for you during your detox. Digestive herbs, natural digestive enzymes, and probiotics ensure complete digestion and elimination. If you need a little extra help eliminating use psyllium husk or flax meal to move things along. For every ailment or imbalance you encounter there is a natural solution available.
You may choose to use “make your own” herbal preparations** or to purchase commercial supplements. Look for supplements and herbal blends that are made directly from natural ingredients. When choosing supplements make sure they are 100% natural and contain NO synthetic additives or other unnecessary ingredients. For high quality, organic bulk herbs, shipped direct to your home, we recommend Mountain Rose Herbs.
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The Cleansing Herbs
For extra chlorophyll:
Kelp Powder Capsules
chilisFor digestion and elimination:
Burdock, Ginger, Cinnamon, Sage, Cayenne (heat up digestion, stimulate bile production)
Psyllium, Flax Meal (colon cleansing fiber)
Nettles (stimulate urination)
Slippery Elm, Yellow Dock, Fennel, Hops, (mild laxatives and colon soothers)
Liquid Bentonite Clay
Digestive Enzyme Supplements
For detox organ support:
For Your Liver:
Goldenseal, Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Turmeric, Nettles, Red Clover
For your Kidney:
Nettles, Uva Ursi (Bearberry), Horsetail, Parsley, Dandelion Leaf
To ease specific detox symptoms:
For headaches and fatigue:
Rosemary, Valerian, Skull Cap
For immune support:
Echinacea, Goldenseal, Astragulus, Osha
For respiratory health:
Mullein, Osha, Licorice, Lobelia
Raw Cacao, Maca, Spirulina
For bad breath:
Parsley, Chlorophyll, Peppermint
Recipes for Herbal Remedies
Herbal Detox Tea
Throat Coat Balls
** All herbs should be used with caution. If you’re pregnant or nursing, please consult with a qualified herbal practitioner before using any herbs.