Maybe you’ve been sipping just a little too much alcohol and feeling a tad run down or have achieved that ‘never again’ condition and feeling extremely run down! For thousands of years people in similar situations have resorted to such techniques as bloodletting to rid their body of toxins! Never fear, there’s a much better way to hit your system’s reset button. When you need to detoxify your liver after one too many, stagger to the kettle and brew yourself a refreshing cup of Detox Tea with its invigorating blend of herbs and give your immune system that much needed boost!
Calendula Petals have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, and detoxifying the body is one of its many health benefits which include stimulating healing, boosting the immune system and easing menstrual pain.
There are some side effects of which you should be aware before drinking this tea particularly if you are pregnant. Since calendula can induce menstruation and has a notable effect on your hormone levels, it is not recommended that women who are pregnant drink this tea, as it could cause complications with the pregnancy.
Fennel Seeds contain a concentrated source of minerals like Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese, Vitamin C, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium. The age old practice in most Indian households of having a few fennel seeds at the end of every meal is much more than freshening the breath. Fennel seeds pack a bevy of nutrients and help to flush out excess fluids as they work as a diuretic and help remove toxins and reduce the risk of urinary tract problems.
Lemon Grass has long been a staple of Indian and traditional Asian medicine, adding a unique lemon flavour, and is known to improve circulation, promote digestion, provide relief to fever, stabilise menstrual cycles, increase immunity, and treat infections. It is frequently prescribed as a digestive aid since it works as a natural diuretic and may help lessen the symptoms of gastric upset including nausea and stomach pain.
Licorice Due to the powerful and potent nature of the root, no more than 3 cups of this tea should be consumed each day, which should be more than enough to enjoy its many health benefits, one of which is to soothe gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux and indigestion and restore balance.
If you suffer from low blood pressure, the stimulating nature of licorice root tea can elevate your blood pressure to normal levels, providing a boost to your energy levels and preventing dizziness and fatigue. Conversely, if you suffer from high blood pressure, it is probably wise not to consume licorice tea every day. However, it is regularity and frequency that makes the difference and you should be able to enjoy the occasional cup safely.
Nettle tea is a delicious and beneficial beverage that helps boost the immune system, and amongst its many other qualities is a powerful detoxifying drink due to its diuretic properties and its ability to flush out toxins from the body.
Red Rose Petals Evocative of love and romance, you’ll definitely love the health giving benefits these fragrant petals bring to your tea. A great source of Vitamin C with many active ingredients and as a natural diuretic can speed the release of toxins from the body.
Juniper Berries antioxidant-rich and heart-healthy juniper berries have traditionally been used to “detoxify” the body and promote healthy digestion and skin health, among many other things. Rich in volatile oils, one of which is reported to increase the rate of kidney filtration, which in turn increases urine flow helping to flush out bacteria from the kidneys and bladder and cleanse the system of excess fluids and also flush out uric acid and excess crystals that can cause many problems, making Juniper exceptionally useful in the treatment of urinary tract infections.