What’s better, when autumn arrives, than to sip one purifying herbal tea to better face the change of season? Unsurpassed pampering, the purifying herbal teas I am natural remedies useful to restore to the organism its own momentum and lost balance. And they do it in the best way, warming us up in the long autumn afternoons, for a moment of pure relaxation.
I benefits of a purifying herbal tea are expressed thanks to the ability to remove toxins which strain the body, acting according to the herbs used on the liver, skin and kidneys. But what are the best purifying herbal teas? And which herbs prefer? Let’s clarify this.
What is a purifying herbal tea
The purifying herbal tea is a drink based on ingredients capable of promoting the elimination of toxins and purifying the body. Usually it is herbs with purifying properties blood and liver. These, taken in the form of a decoction or herbal tea, promote the health and correct functioning of the liver, protect it from toxic substances and purify it.
How this happens we explain briefly below: the gastrointestinal system responds to some herbs and spices with the release of a considerable number of molecules that modify various factors. First of all, the transit time of food in the digestive tract, but also the absorption of nutrients.
It must be remembered that the use of a purifying herbal tea for the treatment of skin problems and is not recommended, as in general for any type of infusion, after consultation with your doctor.
This is to avoid possible risks related to intolerances to specific components or interactions with drug therapies taken. In fact, we remind you that, although safe for the majority of people, purifying herbal teas are not free from side effects.
Benefits of purifying herbal tea
The benefits of purifying herbal teas are different: taken after lunch and dinner, they eliminate toxins from the digestive system, promote the metabolization process of fats, fight fluid retention, help control appetite.
We know well how the accumulation of toxins in the body can lead to a worsening of skin conditions as a result of poor dietary behavior or unhealthy environmental factors. This results in the appearance of impurities and imperfections such as pimples, acne or in the greasy and shiny appearance of the skin itself.
The intake of purifying herbal teas has benefits which also involve intestines, liver and kidneys, that is the organs that are involved in varying degrees in the process of disposing of toxins. By reducing the presence of these harmful substances in the body, the skin will be less oily and will look healthier and fresher.
And we will feel less burdened and more energetic.
Purifying herbs, what they are
What are the cleansing herbs? They certainly are different, each characterized by specific properties. In general we can see that among the purifying plants there is a high presence of herbs containing bitter and pungent molecules. Here are some of the most common and effective.
- Horsetail: it is one of the most diuretic plants and in fact it is useful for eliminating water from the body. Recommended against the water retention general or localized.
- Artichoke. It stands out for its highly diuretic and purifying properties that promote correct hepatobiliary function.
- Dandelion: has an effective diuretic effect and is also a mild laxative. It is one of the most used plants to eliminate retained liquids.
- Burdock root. It supports the body’s natural nutrient absorption and elimination pathways and is used for skin conditions and digestive disorders. It has diuretic and blood purifying properties.
- Nettle: stimulates the digestive system and promotes the elimination of accumulated liquids, toxins and waste. In addition to boasting interesting remineralizing properties.
- Milk thistle: Milk thistle seeds contain flavonoids that strengthen the membrane of the liver cells and at the same time reduce the toxins that enter them.
Purifying herbal tea, 8 detox recipes
That said, it is possible to take advantage of the purifying and diuretic herbs to our advantage by consuming them in the herbal teas that we love to sip hot or warm in every season. Even if, let’s face it, drinking a herbal tea when autumn arrives has a completely different flavor.
If you are looking for a do-it-yourself purifying herbal tea, below we recommend 8 that are easy to make.
Purifying herbal tea with milk thistle
- 2 tablespoons of milk thistle seeds
- 3 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of sliced fresh ginger
- Pound the milk thistle seeds in a mortar. Pour the sliced fresh ginger and water into a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Now add the milk thistle seeds and the fresh ginger cooked in a teapot strainer and pour hot water over them.
- Leave to infuse for 5 minutes, then consume.
Purifying herbal tea with fennel
- 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
- 1 cup of hot water
- natural sweetener (optional)
- Wash the fennel seeds well and pour them into a cup of warm water.
- Cover the cup with a lid and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
- Filter, sweeten to taste and drink.
Parsley and lemon purifying herbal tea
- 500 ml of water
- 2 parsley branches, preferably with pieces of root
- 1 lemon
- 1 piece of fresh ginger
- Chop the parsley. Transfer it to a saucepan with the water and bring to a boil together with the fresh ginger.
- Add one or two lemon slices and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes. Then remove from the flame and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
- Filter the herbal tea and drink it.
Purifying herbal tea with lemon and ginger
- 4 cups of water
- 1 lemon
- 1 piece of ginger
- 2 teaspoons of sweetener
- Bring the water to a boil and remove it from the heat. Cut the lemon and ginger into thin slices.
- Add them to hot water and leave to infuse for 5-10 minutes. Filter the herbal tea and transfer it to a cup.
- Sweeten to taste and enjoy.
Purifying herbal tea with artichoke
- 250 ml of water
- 1 tablespoon of dried artichoke leaves or 20 g of fresh leaves
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, when it starts to boil, remove from the flame and add the dried artichokes.
- Cover and leave to infuse 5 minutes before serving.
- To make the herbal tea with fresh leaves, heat the water together with the leaves and count 10 minutes from the moment of boiling.
- Remove from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Purifying herbal tea with nettle
- 1/4 liter of water
- 1 tablespoon of fresh nettle leaves
- Sweetener to taste
- Bring the water to a boil and add a tablespoon of fresh nettle leaves.
- Cover and let it rest for a few minutes. So consume.
Purifying herbal tea with dandelion and turmeric
- 1 piece of turmeric, peeled and sliced
- 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion root
- 2 dried cloves
- a few drops of lemon juice
- Pour the peeled turmeric slices into a teacup. Combine the dandelion root and cloves in a tea infuser and transfer to a teacup.
- Pour in boiling water and cover with a lid. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
- Remove the infuser, add the lemon juice, sweeten to taste and enjoy.
Echinacea purifying herbal tea
- 1 cup of echinacea flowers, leaves and roots
- 250 ml of water
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Pour the flowers, leaves and roots of the echinacea into a teacup. Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the echinacea.
- Leave to infuse for up to 15 minutes. Filter, sweeten to taste and enjoy.
When is it better to drink a purifying herbal tea?
Although every moment is suitable for drinking herbal tea, the best time to ensure that a purifying drink exerts its effects in the best possible way, it is al morning on an empty stomach. This is because it cleanses the body and provides health benefits early in the day.
What are the best purifying herbal teas?
The best purifying herbal teas they are, of course, those made with the purifying herbs we talked about. And then that with nettle, artichoke, dandelion, burdock, milk thistle, but also with fennel.
But there are several herbs and other effective ingredients used to create cleansing teas. Even lemon, green tea, turmeric, licorice, boldo are useful if you are looking for a natural method to purify the body.
How many purifying herbal teas can you drink per day?
Generally speaking, one dose that works for everyone is one cup a day. Of course, this is a quantity that can be increased slightly, but in the presence of particular health conditions it is always good to ask your doctor for advice.
Furthermore, you can always accompany the intake of purifying herbal teas with simple water which, as we all know, detoxifies, helps digestion and keeps us hydrated.
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