Mother Nature has given us variety of products, which can help us get rid of toxins we are exposed to through food, water and air. When toxins accumulate in the body, we may feel fatigue, face hormonal imbalances, skin disorders, etc. Here are some herbs that are best known to help eliminate toxic build-up in the body.
Triphala is known to have healing and nourishing properties. It is also of great use for detoxification. For better results, mix one teaspoon of triphala powder (it’s a mix of Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki) in half a cup of boiling water. Let it cool down and drink.
Neem is considered one of best Ayruvedic medicines for a variety of ailments. The bitter-tasting leaves are good for the liver and also help in better digestion. Consuming neem leaves daily helps destroy bacteria and many other harmful microorganisms in the intestinal tract.
Tulsi has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and purifying properties which help the body in drawing out toxins. You can consume its juice or make tea. You can put Tulsi and Neem leaves together in your water bottle and drink.
The herb is a panacea to flush out heavy-metal toxicity. It is full of immunity-enhancing oils. It helps in digestion, fighting nausea, stomach cramps and also balances blood sugar level. You should consume a quarter cup of its leaves and stems daily for two weeks and then take it in small amounts to prevent toxin build-up.
Dandelion’s flowers, leaves and roots have medicinal values. The nutritious leaves are a good source of vitamins A, B, C and zinc. The bright yellow flowers contain high amounts of antioxidants and flavonoids, which are good for the liver and renewing cells. You can boil flowers with water for 15 to 20 minutes to make a sweet tasting, detoxifying tea.
Milk Thistle (Dugdh Rom)
This readily available herb is most widely used for liver detoxification, to regenerate liver cells and help the organ in expelling toxins and metabolic waste. It also helps to produce bile for better digestion process.