Detox Herbal Teas

  Detox Herbal Teas

Here are some herbal teas known for their detoxification qualities. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of a detox tea is to support the process of toxins releasing from the body, it's also stimulating to the major organs of release such as the kidneys, and liver. Detox teas are cleansing and healing.

Make Herbal loose tea your daily ritual.

 

Burdock Root

(Arctium lappa)
Burdock Root Benefits

Detox

Burdock Root Tea is incredibly cleansing and detoxifying. It supports the lymphatic system - stimulating lymphatic drainage and detoxification. It is also powerfully diuretic, by increasing the rate of urination, Burdock can help to remove waste from the blood and body.

Digestive Health

Burdock Root contains inulin, a soluble and prebiotic fibre that helps improve digestion. Acting as food for healthy gut bacteria, inulin helps regulate inflammation and remove toxins from the body.

Skin and Beauty

 As a natural detoxifier, Burdock Root can help to clear the body of harmful toxins that can damage the skin.

To make Burdock Root Tea use 1-2 teaspoons per cup of boiling water and steep for 3-10 minutes.

Tea benefits... Detox, Digestive, Skin and Beauty
 

Celery Seed

(Apium graveolens)
Celery Seeds Benefits

De-Stress

Celery Seeds have calming and sedative properties due to the presence of the phytochemical limonene which acts as a mild tranquiliser. Celery Seed Tea can be very beneficial for treating anxiety, nervousness, mental stress and insomnia.

Detox

Celery seeds are rich in the diuretic oils 3-n-Butylpthalide (3nB), which give celery its distinctive smell and taste. These powerful diuretics cleanse the system of excess fluids and stimulate the kidneys to flush out waste from the body.

Digestive Health

Celery Seeds are one of nature's best anti-bloating herbs. Benefits of Celery Seed Tea include promoting healthy bowel regularity and reducing gas and flatulence.

Women

Celery Seeds can be effective against menstrual discomfort, abnormal menstrual flow and irregular menstrual cycles.

To make Celery Seed Tea use 1 – 2 teaspoons of seeds, cover with hot water and leave to steep for 10 minutes.

Tea benefits... De-Stress, Detox, Digestive, Women
 

Dandelion

(Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion Benefits

Detox

The Dandelion herb is especially indicated in detoxification of the liver, restoring hydration along with electrolyte balance. Dandelion root contains a bitter compound, "taraxacerin" that increases the level of bile secreted by the gallbladder, helping the liver to detoxify more efficiently. It is also diuretic, aiding the liver and kidneys to flush away excess water and waste, supporting the body as it eliminates harmful toxins. 

Digestive Health

Dandelion supports the detoxification and cleansing of the digestive tract. Known as a “bitter tonic”, it stimulates digestion and acts as a mild laxative by softening stools, thus aiding in constipation. Dandelion root also supports gut flora as it contains constituents such as inulin that act as a prebiotic – a specialised plant fibre that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the gut.

1-2 teaspoons of Loose Leaf or Root in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Detox, Digestive
 

Echinacea

(Echinacea Purpurea)
Echinacea Benefits

Detox

Echinacea is a wonderfully supportive herb to assist the body both during and after a detox. It can stimulate and modulate immune response, reducing sore throats and raised lymph glands (common detox symptoms). It also increases the body's overall ability to dispose of bacteria, infected and damaged cells, toxins and other harmful chemicals.

Get Well

Echinacea has been proven to cut the chances of catching the common cold by up to 58%, and if suffering from a cold it can reduce its duration by 1 - 2 days. 

Leaf: 1-2 teaspoons of Loose Leaf in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Cut Root: 1-2 teaspoon of loose root per one cup of water. Set in pan over a heat for 15 - 20 minutes to make a decoction. Serve with honey to taste.

Tea benefits... Detox, Get Well
 

Fennel Seed

(Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel Benefits

Children

It is important to note that it is pure Fennel Tea that is helpful to children’s health, not herbal supplements. Fennel tea is excellent for children with colic and digestive weakness, enhancing digestion and assimilation of food. It helps in reducing colic symptoms by relaxing the gastrointestinal tract and releasing trapped gas.

Detox

Fennel is a wonderfully supportive herb to the liver, it contributes to liver enzyme function and helps detoxify and cleanse through this important organ. Drinking Fennel Tea regularly helps to flush out excess fluids as it works as a diuretic, thereby helping the removal of toxic substances.

Digestive Health

Fennel Seed Tea helps to relax the smooth muscles of the digestive system, which stimulates bile flow and reduces pain associated with digestive problems.

Menopause

Fennel is a powerful herb to assist women undergoing changes due to the menopause. Many studies have found it helps to minimise symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats.

Women

Fennel Seed Tea has been used by women in the Mediterranean area for many years to alleviate the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps.

1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Children, Detox, Digestive, Menopause, Women
 

Ginger

(Zingiber officinale (Roscoe))
Ginger Benefits

Detox

A staple ingredient in many detox and cleanse protocols, Ginger stimulates digestion, circulation and perspiration. Containing over 25 antioxidant compounds, this zingy spice scavenges free radicals whilst stimulating antioxidant pathways.

Digestive Health

When it comes to digestion Ginger reigns supreme as the go to spice for almost all digestive complaints. Ginger contains many natural enzymes that improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients. 

1-2 tsp of powder in 1 cup boiling water, steep for 15 mins, drink with honey or agave. Good as part of a tea blend.

Tea benefits... Detox, Digestive, Tastes Good
 

Nettle

(Urtica dioica)
Nettle Benefits

Detox

Nettles are potent detoxifiers, well known to have properties that cleanse the blood and flush out harmful toxins. As a diuretic, Nettle can ensure any toxins that have been neutralised in the body are eliminated quickly. 

Men

Nettle supports free testosterone in the body – free testosterone is usable testosterone (as opposed to bound), Nettle Root can work with the sex hormone binding globulin, making testosterone more available for the body to use. A good balance of free testosterone in the body is known to foster better overall health. 

Additionally, many studies have shown that Nettle Root is effective in reducing the size of an enlarged prostate as well as alleviating the symptoms associated with it. Nettle leaf works well for inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis).

1 - 3 tsp Nettle Leaf or Root per 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Detox, Men
 

Pau D'arco

(Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa)
Pau d'arco Benefits

Detox

Pau D'arco is an incredibly supportive herb during a detox and cleanse. It contains some powerful antioxidant compounds including; quercetin, flavonoids and carnosol. It is essential to support the body with antioxidants before, during and after a detox and cleanse as this will speed up the removal of released toxins and other harmful substances.

Digestive Health

Pau D'Arco stimulates the digestive system to keep food moving through the body – especially the colon, which can be likened to the sewage tank of the body – needing to be cleaned, emptied and maintained to function properly.

Get Well

Pau D’arcos antiviral properties are legendary in its native South America with it being used as such for 1000’s of years. Viruses stopped in their tracks by Pau D’arco tea range from the common cold to more serious viruses that can cause life threatening diseases.

1 - 2 teaspoons of bark in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

 

Tea benefits... Detox, Digestive, Get Well

We thought you might like ...