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.
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