The Top 4 Herbs for Natural Detoxification

Our lifestyle, food, and eating habits end up leaving some toxins in our bodies. When these toxins are left in our bodies for a while, they began to affect our health. Our body relies on laxatives, diuretics, vitamins, and minerals to get rid of these toxins. Fortunately, we have plenty of herbs that can supply the body with required elements and help stimulate the natural detoxification process.

Detoxification herbs are those that contain natural chemicals that promote liver health, kidney health, and helps with weight loss. These toxin-removing herbs also help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote good overall health. Let’s have a look at some of these special herbs:

1.    Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is packed with potassium. It is one of the best herbs to give a good cleanse to your bowels. Alfalfa is choke-full of natural enzymes, minerals, and vitamins that promote digestive health by replenishing the good stuff. This grassy herb is also excellent for liver detox and is part of almost every detox tonic out there.

If you struggle with digestive issues and infections of the urinary tract often, take alfalfa to reduce symptoms and improve your condition. 

 

2.    Milk Thistle

We can’t talk detox without mentioning milk thistle. This detox herb is rich in silymarin[1], an active compound that stabilizes cellular membranes and stimulates detoxification. The anti-inflammatory properties of milk thistle also make it a stomach-calming herb. While more research is needed in this regard, it is generally believed that milk thistle help protect the liver from free radical damage by flushing out the toxins. One of the best things about milk thistle is that this herb has little to no side effects unless someone is specifically allergic to it.

 

3.    Dandelion

Dandelion is an all-around detox herb for both the liver and the kidneys. It has excellent diuretic properties, which help with the proper flushing of the toxins. The potassium in dandelion is also a promising characteristic for preventing kidney stones. A few early bodies of research[2] on dandelion also suggested that the herb can improve the function of the liver and gallbladder.

What’s more is that dandelion also replenishes the supply of vitamin A, C, D, B6, potassium, zinc, and iron in the body, promoting overall good health all around.

 

4.    Cleavers

Cleavers is an excellent cleanser of the lymph, especially around our neck and ears. It also helps keep the kidneys clean by promoting a healthy flow of urine.  Cleaver’s foliage reaches the waterways in the body that few other herbs can and detoxifies them. 

This herb has a unique decongesting ability and it opens up passageways leading to and from the liver, pancreas, and other organs. 

 

If you or someone you know continuously suffers from gastric and urine problems as well as other health conditions caused by toxins, we highly suggest using these herbs regularly to detox. You’d feel a vast difference in your health and energy the moment you start consuming them.

 

References:

[1]https://www.longdom.org/open-access/distribution-of-silymarin-in-the-fruit-of-silybum-marianum-l-2153-2435-1000511.pdf

[2]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5553762/

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