Detox CAN Be Hectic! (And There’s No Time Like The Present To Do It!)

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9. Burdock

Burdock has potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is used to detox the blood and lymph system. It is an unbelievable blood cleanser, and also has diuretic properties that support the kidney function of expelling toxic build-up through the urine. This herb can be taken in supplement form, eaten as a vegetable, or used in an herbal tea. To prepare the tea, mix 3 grams of dried burdock root with 1 cup of water, bring to the boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.

 

10. Red clover

A powerful tonic, red clover also helps toxic breakdown in the lymph system, and the expectorant properties are excellent for folks who need lung support. The solid extract of this herb is used in the food and beverage industry as a flavoring agent. The most convenient way to consume this herb is in capsule form, although tea bags and bulk flowers are also available. Red clover is an excellent herb for detox, but studies have indicated some warnings. Not recommended for those with liver problems, pregnancy, estrogen dominance conditions, breast cancer, if you are using oral contraceptives, or if you are on blood thinning meds.

As with all herbal or alternative medications, do your research to see which ones may benefit you the most. Remember that herbs contain antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, but there are those that have extra compounds, or nutrients, that might be more beneficial for you.

 

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A detox can be hectic. To avoid being overwhelmed by a detox process, always begin with the right guidance and small doses. Teas are normally the first recommendations for being very gentle and helpful for beginning a detox regime.

References:

www.healthrecipes.com

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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