8 Herbs That Can Help You Detoxify


It is almost the end of the year and the perfect time to detox your body of the toxins. Get rid of the waste and heaviness that might be bogging you down every single day. If you feel fatigued or lethargic, it could be due to an overburdened liver. There are a number of herbs that can help you detoxify and can support the liver as well as kidneys. A lot of these herbs can be found right outside your house. These detoxifying herbs can help you eliminate the buildup from the system and also renew your health.



The best thing about dandelion is that the roots, leaves and flowers support the health of your entire body. If you are planning a detox, you should get your hands on this herb, the bright yellow flowers carry huge amount of antioxidants that are ideal for supporting the liver as well as renewing the cells. You can make a detoxifying tea by simple adding the flowers to a pot of water. The leaves help in a detox and are also a good source of zinc and vitamins A, B, and C.

Red Clover

This is by far the best herb for cleansing the blood. Red clover has the ability to push out the waste from the bloodstream and is an important part of the detoxification protocol. It is a powerful tonic as well, it helps in the toxin breakdown inside the system. However, it is very important to only consume it in certain amount.


Stinging Nettle


Nettles have the ability to support the kidney in the elimination of waste. Kidneys serve a major role in the detoxification process. This herb should never be picked with care hands because its stings will leave bumps on your arms and hands. You can steam the leaves and add them in a salad. In addition, you can add it in a soup by boiling the same with vegetable broth, onions and garlic. It is a soup that can detox your body and is a good source of Vitamin C.


Burdock Root

This is the least tasty herb which has incredible antimicrobial blood cleansing ability. It is loaded with a number of nutrients like vitamins E, C and magnesium.  The herb can detox the body by helps eliminate the buildup through the urine. Burdock is ideal for supporting the adrenals and helps balance blood sugar. It is a very strong herb and should only be included after months of detoxification protocols.



This herb is used to clean heavy metals like mercury from the body. It can be enjoyed in soups, salads, fresh pressed juices and smoothies. It is advisable to consult a herbalist before taking this herb because it can be quite strong.


Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy is another metal detoxer that helps remove lead and other heavy metals from the body. It is an invaluable herb to include in your detoxification process. It will help remove the toxins from your kidneys and will eliminate waste.


Milk Thistle

Widely used for liver detoxification, the herb is easily available and can help detox your body by regenerating the liver cells. It will provide all the essential nutrients to the liver and will help in expelling the toxins and waste.



This herb has been used for centuries. It is commonly found in natural dental products because of the antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is a great addition to the detoxification regime and can help at purifying the blood and in detoxing the body by ridding it of unwanted waste.


You need to keep in mind that detoxification is an intense process. You need to have the right guidance and support before you start out. Use teas that are gentle and easy on your body. It can be a great supplement for those wanting to start a detox program. Once your body has enough nutritional support, you can consider incorporating some detoxifying herbs in order to increase the health of your detoxification pathways as well as to renew your overall health.


You need to gain adequate information about the herbs and how to use them. Contact a herbalist if you are trying a herb for the first time. Not all herbs should be consumed at the same time, you can start with one and then move on as you progress in your program. Detoxification is a complex and time consuming process that requires commitment, patience and support from the body.



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