Detoxification is a very important process that is involved in the elimination of harmful toxins from your body. Toxins are un-metabolised wastes that get accumulated in your body over a period.
Many organs such as kidneys, skin, intestines and immune system help in the detoxification process but the major responsibility is taken up by the liver. Foods rich in antioxidants as in here the herbal teas will help you in removing the toxins from your body. These herbal teas may not directly remove the toxins but they support and improve the capacity of your body’s natural detoxification system. Detoxification increases your energy levels and overall wellbeing. Always consult your GP before starting detoxification remedies. Here are some of the best herbal teas for detoxification.
Green tea is considered as the most beneficial tea when it comes to detox. It is packed with full of natural polyphenols which are antioxidants that fight against free radicals in your body. The primary antioxidants found in green tea belong to a group called as catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate with strong antioxidant capacity. Other benefits of green tea include, it improves immunity, aids in weight loss and fights common cold and flu.
Red Clover Tea
Red Clover Tea is made from the dried blossoms of the perennial red clover plant and traditionally known as the blood purifier. It is known to work with the circulatory and lymphatic system to eliminate toxins from the bloodstream. Studies show that red clover blossoms contain coumarins (blood-thinner) that helps in preventing the formation of blood clots.
Burdock Root Tea
Burdock root has been in use from thousands of years for its blood purifying ability and cooling your internal body heat. It is rich in powerful antioxidants which include phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin. Burdock root helps to stimulate the kidneys and therefore cleanses the toxins that have build-up in your body.
Milk Thistle Tea
Milk thistle scientifically called as Silybum marianum and got its name from the milky kind of substance that flows from its leaves when crushed. The active antioxidant found in milk thistle is called as sylmarin which helps in repairing and protecting the liver cells. Traditionally this tea is used in treating liver disorders and also gallbladder disorders.
Cayenne Pepper Tea
Cayenne pepper is a spice that is rich in capsaicin which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties. Its detoxifying effects are credited by improving by improving circulation process in your body and also speeds up digestive and lymphatic systems. It also has analgesic properties that can reduce pain and swelling.