Herbal Detox Advantages
Detox herbal is one of the most beneficial and at the same time most controversial herbal remedies nowadays. People in the natural health community claim that it may help remove toxins from the body and aid in weight loss. Meanwhile, many clinicians are skeptical about their purported benefits and point only to their potential risks. But do they really work? Let’s explore together.
In this article, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about detox herbs along with whether they really have any benefits and potential side effects. But before we get into how an herbal detox can benefit human health, first, we’ll need to know exactly what detox herbal is and what ingredients commonly it contains. So, let’s dig a little deeper.
What is a detox herbal?
A detox herbal is a dietary supplement or natural remedy containing various herbs used to remove toxins from the body and promote weight loss. It can be available in various forms including tinctures, capsules, teas, and beverages.
Duration and method of use of these detox herbals vary depending on the herbs used. While some are recommended for short-term uses, usually 4 to 14 days, some are used on an ongoing basis as a daily support for the body.
Why detox herbal?
The human body has its own dedicated systems for elimination or detoxification. The liver, lungs, kidneys, skin, and colon are the body’s main pathways for eliminating toxins from the body. Ideally, they are present to filter and eliminate waste materials from the body produced in different biological bodily processes.
But an ultramodern lifestyle - from pollution to chemically processed food items - might clog some of these detoxification pathways, making it difficult for the body to efficiently process and eliminate toxins.
A detox herbal is designed to support these detoxification systems by promoting cleansing and activating the organs involved. Let’s take a look at some of the common benefits of a detox herbal:
Benefits of a detox herbal
- A detox herbal promotes natural toxin removal from the body
- It stimulates the elimination of harmful particles such as invasive pathogens and free radicals, especially those found in the digestive tract
- It increases lifeforce known as prana in Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine) throughout the detoxification systems, particularly the digestive system
- It supports healthy secretions in the digestive system
- It helps in balancing the gut microbiome by promoting good bacteria and eliminating bad ones
- It boosts the immune system, especially those that are gut-based, and activates the body to produce favorable immune responses against inflammation and occasional external stressors
- It promotes natural metabolism and regular bowel movements
- It helps promote healthy organ function, especially for those that are involved in detoxification
Common ingredients used in herbal detoxes
Most detox herbal supplements contain natural components that have properties to promote toxin removal in the body. They can also promote liver health, improve blood sugar levels, and aid in weight loss. Here’s a short list of common ingredients used in most herbal detoxes:
Turmeric has a long history of medicinal uses since ancient ages. It’s densely packed with natural antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals and remove them from the body.
Both dandelion root and dandelion leaf have detoxification effects on the body. Most importantly, they have the capacity to stimulate liver function and boost the body’s own natural toxin removal process.
Cilantro has many medicinal properties ranging from antioxidant to anti-inflammatory.
Oregon grape root
Oregon grape root is known for its tremendous antimicrobial activities including antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiparasitic properties. It can help reduce inflammation, boost immune response, and stimulate digestive function.
How to use a detox herbal
The dosage and method of use of an herbal detox depend on the form of the product you choose. Read the label of the product carefully or consult with a licensed herbalist to determine your best dosage and method of use.
One of our most popular herbal detoxes, the Detoxis Tincture, is designed to support the body’s whole detoxification system. A dosage of 20 drops to 30 drops is often recommended by clinicians which can be taken two to three times daily with water or any fruit juice.
Here you can see our natural herbal detox product Detoxis Tincture
Side effects and precautions
Herbal detoxes are generally considered safe and well-tolerated for most people. However, in very rare cases, depending on the ingredients used in the product, some people may experience side effects or allergic reactions.
Besides, some herbal detoxes may contain diuretics which can increase the risk of developing nutrient deficiencies, dehydration, and low electrolyte levels. Pregnant or nursing women aren’t advisable for using it.
Finally, some ingredients may interact with other prescription drugs. People with any medical condition or on medications should be more cautious before taking any detox herbal.
Therefore, it’s always highly recommended to consult with a licensed herbalist or naturopathic doctor prior to using any detox herbal.
A detox herbal is a natural remedy that supports the body’s whole detoxification system and helps in removing toxins from the body. It’s also beneficial for losing weight, improving liver function, and maintaining blood sugar levels. Consider working with a naturopathic doctor to choose any herbal detox and determine its dosage and method of use.