Spring has sprung, and with it comes the feelings of renewal, rejuvenation, and life. The earth isn’t the only thing that benefits from a little spring cleaning! Give your body the opportunity to start anew by incorporating a few detoxifying herbs into your diet. Some of these herbs may already be part of your normal diet; however, many of them probably aren’t – but should be! Try these seven naturally cleansing herbs to rid your body of toxins and feel healthier from the inside out.
The catechins found in green tea have been shown to increase the production of a group of detoxification enzymes that protect the body from toxins and cancer-causing chemicals (according to a study reported via the American Association for Cancer Research).
Parts of the dandelion plant have been used for centuries for a wide variety of health concerns. The bitter taste helps promote the production of bile, which helps detox the liver and cleanse the body of toxins. Dandelion roots can be made into tea, the leaves can be used in salads, and the flowers can be eaten fresh or steeped in tea.
Garlic has many health benefits, from boosting your immune system, to controlling free radicals, to acting as an overall body detox. This herb helps the body oxidize heavy metals and remove them from your system.
Cilantro is a detoxifying herb that helps the body rid itself of toxic metals that build-up in organ tissue, such as mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium.
Turmeric helps increase the production and flow of bile, which helps with digestion as well as the natural flushing of waste and toxins.
Milk Thistle is often used as a treatment and preventative measure for those with liver damage. The herb’s active ingredient, silymarin, helps stimulate the regenerative properties of the liver. It has also been known to increase the production of bile, which helps with digestion.
Burdock root has been shown to support and clean the livery and gallbladder due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is also useful for a variety of skin diseases and is considered a natural herbal cleanse detox.