Four Detoxifying Plants To Improve Your Health
The things we eat are supposed to help us live healthy lives and experience optimum health. But eating healthy is not always easy; and we are constantly bombarded with toxins every single day. Some toxins are present in the [processed] foods we eat while other toxins we extract from the environment (smog, smoke, etc).
The good news, though, is that you can choose to detoxify your body with an all-natural herbal tea or in a focused Slimon detoxification process including the consumption of strong plants and herbs.
You can eat all parts of the dandelion—the flower, the leaves, and the roots—and all parts can benefit your health. As a matter of fact, the bright yellow flowers are actually quite rich in both antioxidants and flavonoids, both of which provide excellent liver support. Dandelion leaves, though, have diuretic characteristics but they do not leach out potassium, which is an electrolyte mineral (that aids in proper hydration). They are also a fair source of the nutrients vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and the mineral zinc. This plant has a bitter taste, but studies show that this bitterness actually helps to stimulate the liver and the gallbladder, which then aids in digestion.
The flowers of the red clover possess the excellent benefit of helping to carry waste out of the bloodstream. As a tonic, red clover can actually assist directly in the breakdown of toxins in the lymphatic system. In addition, it also possesses expectorant properties which provide lung support.
Plants in the nettle family can also help the kidneys to eliminate waste. Nettle leaves can be used in their raw form as a salad herb or boiled down in a soup with other healthy plants like onion and garlic. Stinging nettle is rich in the powerful detoxifying Vitamin C as well as iron. An addition benefit from drinking nettle tea is that it can also provide a bit of an energizing effect.
While not necessarily the best tasting herb, burdock root can help to cleanse the blood thanks to its abundance of detoxifying nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folic acid, and magnesium. It is also a diuretic, which means it can help to rid the body of toxins through the endocrine system. Burdock root also has the added benefit of supporting the adrenals, which means better balance of blood sugar.