Drinking a daily tea is not just for the British, you can incorporate this into your routine and enjoy the detoxifying effects that come with it. Not only can this be a soothing experience, but if you rotate through the teas on this list you’ll be getting a nice detoxing effect for your efforts. This can help your body get the nutrients and antioxidants it craves, all at a very minimal expense to your pocketbook, and without a lot of time and hassle.
Burdock Root Tea– Burdock is a little-known herb that has a lot of detoxifying benefits. It can has been shown to strengthen the immune system as well, and has been known to help purify the blood. It helps both the liver and the digestive system, two of the main detox avenues the body has at its disposal. Basically if your liver is functioning better, you’ll be less toxic, and if you’re digestive system is keeping things regular, you’ll have less toxic buildup.
Cayenne Pepper Tea– The healing properties of cayenne pepper are just starting to make it into mainstream knowledge, and more and more people are embracing it not just for its spicy heat. When brewed as a tea you’ll find that it not only has a cleansing effect on the body, but it can also give you some energy to help you through the day. Most find that drinking it with a slice of lemon helps the palate and cuts down on some of the spicy taste.
Chicory Tea– Not only can this help you detox the body, it’s also been shown to help rev up your metabolism, so you’re getting at least two major benefits from drinking this. This can also be used to help get your digestive juices going before a meal, so that you’re better able to digest it. To make the tea it is suggested that you use dried chicory root so that you get the most of its essence, and benefit from all of its flavors and vitamins.
Cilantro Tea– Most of us are familiar with adding cilantro to a dish to give it a strong and identifiable flavor, but did you know that you can make a detox tea out of it? In recent years cilantro has been growing in popularity as an herb that does more than just flavor up our foods. By helping with the digestive system, cilantro helps the body process foods, break them down and use their nutrients, and effectively eliminate them. This process is very cleansing and curative for the body.
Dandelion Tea – Although many gardeners view dandelions as the enemy, they’ve been shown to be very purifying for the body, and science is even backing it up. What dandelion does is raises levels of an enzyme in the body known for its detoxifying functions. These have been known to help the body get rid of carcinogens, or cancer-causing toxins in the body, which is definitely worth making this one of your daily rituals. Most people find that the taste is also pleasant, so the chore is not so bad.
Fenugreek Tea– Fenugreek helps with digestive issues, and can be used whenever you’re feeling like your digestion is sluggish. For some this may become a daily drink because they’re always feeling bloated or suffering from indigestion without it. For others it might be used as a weekly refreshing beverage. The side benefits to drinking this include a reduction in blood pressure, and helping out with conditions that are attributed to high amounts of inflammation. The tea is derived from fenugreek seeds simmered in hot water.
Garlic Tea– The benefits of garlic are widely known, but when you drink it as a tea it is definitely going to work to help cleanse the body, due to the specific vitamins it contains that helps in this area. It also contains sulfur, which you may associate with the smell of rotten eggs or a processing plant, but in regards to helping your body detoxify itself, there are few other ways that are as effective. One thing that might be a little off putting is that classic garlic taste. It’s not as bad as if you eat straight garlic, but it’s still there.
Ginger Tea– Ginger is a very cleansing root, and when you brew it up as a tea it can actually be a satisfying beverage with a tart taste. The nice thing is that even though it has a sharp taste, it is gentle on the body, so you don’t have to worry about long-term use. This can easily become a daily detox tea that you can have each morning to start the day, as a midday pick-me-up, or as an warm up before dinner. You can use this as part of a detox program as well, if they recommend drinking detoxifying teas.
Green Tea– The benefits of green tea have been written about extensively, and there is plenty of scientific support behind it. This means that it isn’t just a few anecdotal recommendations to drink this, it’s basically proven that at least a cup of green tea should be consumed daily for optimal health. There are simply too many antioxidants in it that help the body combat free radicals and other toxins to pass this up. The benefit to all of this detoxing? The body naturally rids itself of excess weight. Bonus!
Guduchi Tea– Here’s an herb you might not have heard of, but you should definitely try out. It’s restorative properties have long been known in other parts of the world, and it’s just now becoming more available in the states. The list of potential benefits is rather extensive, but if you’re looking for a detox tea you’d be most interested in how it can improve the skin, and give you a more youthful appearance. This is possible because it helps your organs work to their full ability.
Gymnema Sylvestre Tea– This Chinese herb is known for its effects on sugar, and excessive amounts of sugar in the body can be very toxic. So in addition to being able to help regulate blood glucose levels, this is a great tea to have each day to help your body function fully. Over the years it has been known to help with liver issues, and digestive disorders, so it’s definitely one herb you don’t want to overlook when preparing your arsenal of detox teas.
Manjistha Tea– It’s interesting to note that the skin is the largest organ of the body, and one of the ways that the body helps to eliminate toxins. Therefore if your skin is missing out on the nutrients and support it needs, you won’t be as toxin-free as you could be. Manjistha is a plant that is used for its medicinal properties, and you’d best be served by drinking it. Women especially, since it can help with menstruation due to its blood purifying effect. This is one additional way women have of getting rid of toxins.
Milk Thistle Tea– The benefits to the liver make milk thistle tea worth drinking. The liver is the focal point of your organs, and when it isn’t operating at its best, there is a virtual domino effect on your other organs. So any detox plan you undergo should have the liver as the main organ worth treating. In addition to that, milk thistle also has digestive benefits, so you’ll not only be helping the organ that filters the toxins, but helps the system that flushes those toxins out of the body.
Neem Tea– Here is another herb you might not have heard of before, as it’s popular in India but not so much in America. This is typically consumed as a daily tea to help ward off a myriad of conditions and diseases. The tea is thought to help the liver do its job, and therefore there are many trickle-down benefits from there. It has a unique makeup of different vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body, and it also has a pleasing taste so it’s not hard to drink it every day.
Red Clover Tea– The major detoxing that goes on with red clover is due to its antioxidant value. This means the body will get some backup when it comes time to do battle with the free radicals that are introduced in the foods we eat, and the environment we live in. Getting a daily boost is vital, because an accumulation of free radicals with no defense can lead to a host of conditions that nobody wants. It’s simple enough to make a tea from it, and buying organic red clover is recommended.
Triphala Tea– The main benefit of triphala is to help stimulate a bowel movement, which is why it’s often used to help treat constipation. But if you’re on a detox program those toxins need a place to go. If you’re not helping the bowels and colon purge them from your system, they could end up being reintroduced into the body. That’s why so many programs rely on an herb like triphala because it is also working to expunge toxins, in addition to helping to keep you regular.
Turmeric Tea– Perhaps you only used turmeric to help spice up a recipe, but you can also make a tea from it rather quickly and easily. The good news is that it can help kickstart your liver and gallbladder into creating more bile, which helps to break down toxins and flush them from the liver and out of the body. Most American’s don’t produce nearly enough bile, and so this is a great way to try and get things to their correct levels and have your digestive system functioning normally.
Wormwood Tea– Here is an herb that helps the bile out of the liver, and out of the body. This is helpful because if you have too much toxic build up it can sometimes stagnate within the body unless acted upon by another force. In this case wormwood has a purging effect, and the bile is whisked from the liver and down through the body. This is a tea that you can drink daily to make sure that you are producing enough bile, and that it is finding its way through your system.
Yellow Dock Tea– Any time you combine detoxifying effects on the liver, as well as help with cases of constipation, you are going to help your body get rid of plenty of toxic build up. If you stick to this regimen daily you should find that many symptoms that you previously had gradually go away. It can be so subtle that you don’t even realize that you don’t have them anymore. This is a great way to improve your digestion, while at the same time it makes a great-tasting tea.
Drinking a daily detox tea is a nice way to keep your body well-maintained. You should also consider doing major whole-body cleanses throughout the year as needed. But these can provide you with good maintenance so things don’t build up and get out of hand. You can also target different detox cleanses for different systems and organs of the body, such as the digestive system, or the liver. But for daily use, the above teas all have their own unique properties that can be of great help.
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