Cleansing Tea For Daily Herbal Detox
Information Guide

Want to start a body cleansing tea program but not quite sure where to begin? No problem. My easy-to-follow 3-step guide will help you decide on the best detox herbs to buy.



Learning about herbs is one of the most empowering things you can do.

As your body starts to cleanse, you will feel better. Little by little, your skin will clear, fatigue will lift, and you will feel smarter, more alert, energetic and alive.

A cleansing tea will help one or more of your organs detoxify. The key is to know which organs are in need of detox and then select the herbs that cleanse that organ. Here is a 3-step process to follow:

Step #1

Read Table 1 to decide which of your organs needs the most cleansing. This table contains the top symptoms for each organ in need of detoxification.

Step #2

Now go on to Table 2 to identify the cleansing herbs. This table contains the top herbs that herbalists associate with detoxifying each organ.

Step #3

Copy Table 2 and take it with you to a health food store. Read the labels and search for an herbal detox or cleansing tea that matches the list of herbs.

How Many Herbs?

You will find that NO cleansing tea contains ALL of the herbs that detoxify any organ. The main reason is that a combination of every herb that cleanses a particular  organ would create chaos in your body, allowing too many toxins to be released at once. Another reason is that herbalists use additional herbs to balance a formula.

You may find that a cleansing tea contains three herbs from two categories. That is perfectly fine if you wish to detoxify those two organs simultaneously.

However, if you have never used any cleansing tea, it is advisable to select a tea that detoxifies only one organ. In this case, you are specifically looking for a tea with three herbs that cleanse your targeted organ and a few additional herbs that are in other categories.

Herbal Synergy

An herb listed in a category has detoxification properties, but when that herb is added to other herbs with similar functions, the combination maximizes the cleansing of that organ.

For example, just drinking dandelion root tea by itself would help cleanse the liver. But drinking a cup of tea containing dandelion, milk thistle, chanca pedra, slippery elm and citrus aurantium would be superior.

The combination of herbs with similar functions potentiates the cleansing tea, making it more powerful than any one herb by itself. The advantage to using one herb by itself, though, is that it is more gentle on the body, especially if you have just started a detox program.

Example #1: Local Harvest Blend

Now you are ready to evaluate an Herbal Detox tea. Here are the ingredients of the Local Harvest Blend Liver Detox Tea:

  • Milk Thistle
  • Dandelion Root
  • Licorice Root
  • Fenugreek
  • Yellow Dock Root
  • Burdock Root
  • Oregon Grape Root
  • Turmeric (ground)

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Is this an Herbal Detox tea?

  2. What organ would it cleanse?

  3. What are the herbs that cleanse that organ?

  4. What are the supportive herbs found in the combination?

  5. Is this formula for someone who has never cleansed before, has done some cleansing, or for those who have cleansed the internal organs on a regular basis?

Here are the answers to those questions:

  1. Yes.

  2. Liver

  3. Milk thistle, dandelion root, yellow dock, Oregon grape root, turmeric

  4. Licorice root (kidney), fenugreek, burdock root (blood)

  5. This is a gentle formula that someone who has never cleansed before can use on a long-term basis.

Example #2: Long Life Herbal

Let’s do another evaluation. Long Life Herbal Detox tea is marketed as an antioxidant-rich tea that supports the liver functions. Its ingredients are:

  • Organic Licorice Root
  • Organic Spearmint Leaf
  • Organic Cinnamon
  • Organic Dandelion Root
  • Organic Burdock Root
  • Organic Echinacea Herb
  • Sarsaparilla Root
  • Roasted Chicory
  • Cocoa
  • Yellow Dock Root

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Is this an Herbal Detox tea?

  2. What organ would it cleanse?

  3. What are the herbs that cleanse that organ?

  4. What are the supportive herbs found in the combination?

  5. Is this formula for someone who has never cleansed before, has done some cleansing, or for those who have cleansed the internal organs on a regular basis?

Here are the answers to those questions:

  1. Yes.

  2. Liver

  3. Dandelion root, spearmint, yellow dock root

  4. Licorice (kidney), cinnamon (pancreas), burdock root (blood), echinacea (immune system), sarsaparilla (skin), chicory (nutritive), cocoa (nutritive)

  5. This is a gentle formula that someone who has never cleansed before can use on a long-term basis.


Table 1: Which Organ Is In Need Of Cleansing?
Skin cannot sweat, skin rashes, mysterious sores or spots on the skin
Colon diarrhea or constipation, foul-smelling stools, feeling that there’s more stool in the colon after a bowel movement
Liver cannot get out of bed in the morning, not hungry in the morning, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, PMS, and worsening allergies
Kidney kidney stones, urinary tract infections, can’t keep steady stream urination going, incontinence
Blood skin rashes, fatigue that won’t go away, headaches
Lungs asthma, bronchitis, cough that persists
Immune System catches every cold going around, takes longer than 3 to 4 days to recover from cold or flu, frequent infections of any type – skin, sinus, athlete’s foot, and more


Table 2: Top Herbs and the Organs They Cleanse
Skin chickweed, comfrey, sarsaparilla, yarrow, ginger
Colon slippery elm, senna, aloe vera, psyllium (fiber only), flax seeds (ground or whole), cascara sagrada, sangre de drago, barberry, turkey rhubarb, papaya, wormwood, fennel, peppermint
Liver

milk thistle, dandelion, schizandra, barberry, kelp, Oregon grape root, yam, peppermint, yellow dock, aloe vera, cat’s claw, spearmint, and high antioxidant teas such as citrus aurantium, green tea, rose hips, rosemary, parsley, turmeric

Kidney parsley, juniper berries, uva ursi, gravel root, chanca pedra, licorice root
Blood red clover, chaparral, poke root, burdock, cayenne, ginseng and high antioxidant teas such as citrus aurantium, green tea, rosemary, parsley, turmeric, rose hips
Lungs

hyssop, pleurisy root, yellow dock, hops, mullein, lobelia, comfrey, ephedra

Immune System echinacea, cat’s claw, golden seal, marshmallow root, pau d’ arco, garlic, wormwood, walnut bark or leaves, plantain

 

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