Detox tea is a simple way to detox your body. It not only delicious, but it can take the place of coffee, and tastes similar to Chai tea.

There are 15 herbs in this great tea. Together, these herbs detoxify the blood, liver, and gallbladder, stimulate the digestive tract, kill parasites, and help gas and indigestion.

Delicious hot with cream and honey, but some like it plain. Here is a list of the herbs in this tea and their benefits.

Dandelion root increases the flow of urine and are slightly laxative. It has been used to aid digestion, and is useful in all kinds of kidney trouble, diabetes, dropsy, and inflammation of the bowels. It has a beneficial effect on female organs, and increases the activity of the liver.  

Burdock root is a blood purifier and has been used to neutralize and eliminate toxins in the system. It is one of the best herbs for chronic skin problems. It increases flow of urine, and is excellent for gout, rheumatism, canker sores, syphilis, leprosy. 

Licorice root stimulates and builds the adrenal glands, which help the body cope with stress. It also stabilizes blood sugar levels. It is an immune system stimulant that has impressive antibacterial activity and potentiates the action of other herbs. It has been used for upper respiratory infections, hypoglycemia, coughs, colds, ulcerations in the gastrointestinal tract, strengthens heart. It increases the activity of white blood cells, stimulates interferon production in the body, and enhances antibody formation. It has shown distinct anti-fatigue ability.

  • Uva ursi leaf is useful in diabetes, Bright’s disease, and all kidney troubles. It has been used for dysentery, piles, hemorrhoids, excessive menstruation, for the spleen, liver, pancreas, and when there are mucous discharges from the bladder with pus and blood.  
  • Chicory root has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains oligosaccharide-enriched inulin, which is a prebiotic, so it increases the good bacteria of the gut. It is also said to relieve constipation and protect the liver.
  • Parsley root is an excellent remedy for difficult urination, dropsy, jaundice, fevers, stones in the kidneys, gravel, obstruction of liver and spleen, gallstones, syphilis, and gonorrhea. 

  • Paud’ Arco is a blood purifier and is antifungal, and has been used to treat ulcers, rheumatism, fungal infections, inflammatory skin conditions, dysentery, jaundice, candida, and is said to cure leukemia. It also has anti-tumor activity and is an excellent herbal source of calcium. It has also been used for the herpes virus
  • Cinnamon bark acts like a tonic for the whole body. It kills several bacteria, including E-coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and the Asian flu virus. Research has proven that it is valuable for helping to stabilize blood sugar and blood pressure.

  • Ginger root has been used as a remedy for indigestion, morning sickness, diarrhea, rheumatism, lumbago, nausea, fever, and coughing. Studies have shown that ginger prevents motion sickness, thins the blood, lowers cholesterol, and prevents cancer.
  • Juniper berries are effective as a tea for kidney, urinary, and bladder trouble. Juniper is also good to prevent disease–chew the berries or use a strong tea when exposed to contagious diseases.

  • Orange peel is high in vitamin C and potassium. It contains bitter compounds that are anti-inflammatory, and reduces muscle spasms, and increases the production of digestive fluids, and has been used to treat coughs, colds, flu fevers, and bronchitis.
  • Cloves kills parasite larva and bacteria. It has been used  to treat earache, colds, flu, backaches, bronchitis, dysentery, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting. 

    Horsetail contains high amounts of silicon which manufactures collagen, the connective tissue that holds the body together. It gives elasticity and suppleness to the skin and helps flexibility and stregthens the bones, hair, and nails. 

  • Cardamom seed aides digestion, and helps with such things as acidity, stomach cramps, and gas. It is said to possess infection fighting properties.
  • Fennel seed helps digestion, cleanses liver, used to help weight loss, great for colic.

    We’re here to help YOU!Amy Willis, MHYour Local Herbalist 

    Resource:https://draxe.com/chicory-root/https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-cardamom.htmlHerbs4You newsletter, July 27, 2012