Natural Cleansing Herbs: The Best Way To Detox Your Body

August 24, 2009

Natural Cleansing Herbs

Our fast paced lifestyle has exposed us to innumerable toxins and pollutants. Almost everything we consume or touch has some toxins or pollutants that enter our body and weaken our system from within. Long term exposure can make us susceptible to many problems. The human body has inbuilt capability to fight pollutants, however, over a period of time and due to faulty lifestyle this capability is reduced. These toxins are accumulated in our body and needs to be eliminated to restore and rejuvenate our system. This is why it is very important to detoxify and cleanse our system using natural herbs.

Detoxification programs offered by holistic centers are extremely effective but they can be time consuming and expensive. Not everyone can afford that kind of time or money. But did you know that you can detoxify your body the natural way with the help of some easily available herbs, and will just take a few minutes of your day?

Eat right: The most important way to naturally keep your body detoxed is by eating right. Just by eating a salubrious diet you will be creating a natural environment for cleansing your body.

  • Avoid packed and frozen foods and rely more on fresh foods.
  • Foods with artificial colours and flavours are also not good for your health.
  • Add garlic, flax seed, red pepper and apple cider vinegar to your diet.
  • Rely more on organic food products. Some amount of pesticides is always added to locally available fruits and vegetable. No matter how careful you wash them, there may still be a residue.
  • Drink more water.

Herbs that detox

Herbal detoxification is a mild process which flushes out the toxins that have build up inside your body over the years. Be patient and consistent and within few weeks you will feel the difference yourself. Below given are some of the best known herbs used as detox cleanses:

Liver detox herbs: two best herbs used as liver cleansers are milk thistle and dandelion root. Dandelion root aids in removing toxins and water from the gall bladed and liver. It has a cleaning effect on the kidney as well. Milk thistle, a natural antioxidant, combats the negative effects of drugs, alcohol and other chemicals.

Bowel detox herbs: cascara and husk powder are combined and taken at night to detox the bowel. Psyllium husk is a rich source of fibre that cleans the colon and absorbs the toxins as it passes through the bowel. Cascara is a natural laxative as well as it tones up the colon muscles.

Kidney detox herbs: juniper berries impart strength and aids in cleansing of kidneys, bladder and urinary tract. Nettle and couch grass are natural diuretic and are essentially effective in kidney detox. Couch grass also helps soothe and cure inflammation in urinary tract.

Lymph detox herb: Cleavers is one of the most effective herbs for drainage of lymphatic fluids and removal of toxins. Burdock Root cleans lymphatic fluids and blood and is known to detoxify the body of heavy metals.

While using the herbs to detox don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Water will help in flushing the toxins from your body faster. With herbal detox you will soon feel rejuvenated, more energetic and relaxed. And needless to say your skin will shine like that of a movie star. So what’s the wait? Go and get the herbs to start your detox diet today.

Additional Reading:

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