Herbal teas have been used for many centuries as part of various herbal cleansing programs because of their medicinal properties. They can support the cleansing process, and some teas may help strengthen specific organs or alleviate various conditions. Herbal teas often contain high levels of antioxidants, which can be beneficial to the immune system.
When purchasing teas, choose only the highest quality organic leaves, otherwise you’ll be introducing chemicals into your body.
List of Some Detox Friendly Herbal Teas
Alfalfa: High in vitamins and minerals, alfalfa enhances immune function. It alkalizes, detoxifies, and purifies the bloodstream and liver, and helps fight infection.
Burdock root: One of the most popular internal cleansing herbs, burdock clears the bloodstream of toxins, stimulates the liver, regulates blood sugar, and helps eliminate uric acid from the body. It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and is an excellent immune booster.
Cat’s claw: This herb stimulates the immune system, promotes healing of wounds, and reduces inflammation and arthritis. Also helpful in treating candida, chronic fatigue, digestive troubles, bowel disorders, and viral infections.
Cayenne: The fiery red pepper known as cayenne aids digestion, improves circulation, and is very helpful for the heart, lungs, kidneys, and stomach.
Chamomile: Often used to treat digestive disorders and heartburn, chamomile is also used to alleviate stress, sleep disorders, headaches, and menstrual cramps.
Dandelion: A gentle diuretic, dandelion is also an expectorant, blood purifier, and liver cleanser. Rich in vitamins and minerals, dandelion helps with anemia, kidney function, hypoglycemia, and liver, gall bladder, and stomach problems. Dandelion leaves mixed with milk thistle make the ultimate liver detoxifier and protector.
Echinacea: Often used for fighting infections, colds, flu, sore throat, inflammation, and congestion, echinacea stimulates the white blood cells and helps speed recovery.
Fennel: Rich in phytoestrogens, fennel is commonly used for colic, indigestion, gas, asthma, congestion in the lungs, water retention, and problems in the bowels, liver, kidneys, and spleen. It is also used as an appetite suppressant and to promote milk flow in mothers.
Ginger: This spice has been traditionally used to treat indigestion, gas, stomach cramps, nausea, motion sickness, inflammation, circulation, colds, flu, and coughs.
Globe artichoke: A natural remedy for indigestion, liver, and gall bladder issues, it has also been used in traditional treatments for high cholesterol and kidney disease.
Hawthorn berry: This red berry protects against cardiovascular disease and circulatory disorders. It helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. High in antioxidants, it is helpful in treating anemia.
Juniper berry: A mild diuretic, juniper berries support urinary tract health. They also aid digestion, help reduce inflammation, indigestion, and kidney and bladder issues.
Licorice root: Used to alleviate gas, heartburn, indigestion, ulcers and colic, licorice has anti-inflammatory properties and helps improve circulation. It has also been used to clear the bronchial tubes, throat, and lungs.
Milk thistle: One of the most effective herbs for relieving liver disorders, milk thistle is very high in antioxidants. It protects the liver and prevents free-radical damage. It is the ultimate liver detoxifier and protector, especially when mixed with dandelion.
Mullein: Recommended for clearing congestion, sore throats, coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma and ear aches, mullein also acts as a laxative and sleep aid.
Nettle: This prickly herb acts as a diuretic and supports the kidneys and urinary system. It is good for clearing phlegm in the lungs and bronchial tubes. Nettle is nutritious and has been used traditionally to treat anemia.
Oregano, wild: The fragrant oil of this herb boosts the immune system and fights free radicals and infection. Oregano oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antioxidant abilities.
Parsley leaf: Its high vitamin C content makes parsley an excellent immune builder; it also improves kidney activity and helps eliminate waste from the blood. Parsley has been used to relieve gas, indigestion, bladder issues, and fluid retention.
Peppermint: Used to soothe indigestion, nausea, headaches, and poor appetite, peppermint leaves also help relieve cold or flu symptoms.
Red clover: An excellent blood purifier, red clover is also an expectorant and immune builder, and often used in treating arthritis, infections, skin diseases, toxicity, and inflammation of the urinary tract.
Rose hips: An excellent source of rutin and vitamins C, E, and A, rose hip tea helps treat and prevent bladder infections.
Taheebo: With anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, taheebo (also known as pau d’arco) is often used to treat candida, intestinal problems, skin issues, herpes, and viral and fungal infections. It is an excellent tea for the immune system.
Thyme, wild: Often used as a culinary herb, wild thyme is also a natural antiseptic for sore throats and coughs.
Turmeric: Useful in the treatment of arthritis, turmeric also protects the liver, helps circulation, and fights free radicals.
Valerian: Well-known for its sedative qualities, valerian is very helpful in promoting calmness and sleep without adverse side effects.
Vervain: Effective in treating migraines and headaches, vervain also acts as a mild sedative and helps cleanse the liver and gall bladder.
Yarrow: A remedy for indigestion, gas, heartburn, and stomach cramps, yarrow is also helpful for urinary infections, and gall bladder and liver conditions.
Yellow dock: Very high in iron, yellow dock acts as a blood purifier and cleanser and is an excellent remedy for treating anemia. Also supports liver and colon function.