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5 Best Herbal Infusions To Cleanse Your Body

Internal cleansing detoxifies and removes impurities and toxic byproducts of metabolism that collect in the major organs that are part of the body’s detoxification system. The organs involved in detoxification such as the kidneys, colon, liver, gallbladder, lungs and the lymphatic system are exposed to toxic substances. Sometimes they become sluggish following excessive exposure to harmful chemicals that enter the body through foods and drinks and the air. Traditionally, the detoxification system is revved up with the help of herbal infusions.

They stimulate the vital detoxification organs, thereby helping in cleansing the body naturally. Internal detoxification helps in maintaining the optimal health and function of the vital organs.

The Following Herbal Infusions Are Best Suited For Cleansing The Body Naturally:

1. Lemon, Cranberry and Dandelion:

An infusion of lemon, cranberry and dandelion helps in detoxifying the body. Dandelion is known for its diuretic effect. By stimulating urine production, it helps in flushing out impurities from the kidneys. Lemon and cranberry are excellent colon cleansers.

They help in eliminating harmful microorganisms from the body. To prepare the infusion you will need one large lemon, ½-cup of crushed cranberries, one dandelion tea bag and one liter water. Pour the water in a pitcher. Peel and slice the lemon and put the sliced lemons in the water. Add the crushed cranberries with the juice and the dandelion tea bag. Leave the mixture in a cool dark place for 4 to 8 hours. Drink the herbal infusion within 48 hours [1].

 Lemon, Cranberry and Dandelion

2. Nettle:

Drinking nettle infusion helps eliminate the toxins through urine. Furthermore, nettle is rich in nutrients and therefore considered to be an excellent health tonic. To prepare a cup of nettle infusion, put a tablespoon of the herb in a cup and pour boiling water over it. Cover the cup and steep the nettle leaves for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and drink the herbal infusion. You can drink a cup of nettle tea thrice a day [2].

Nettle

3. Fennel Seeds:

Fennel seed is a natural diuretic. It helps in flushing out toxins from the kidneys. It is also known to assist in detoxification of the liver. Furthermore, it helps in expelling intestinal gas and kills intestinal worms. To prepare fennel seed infusion you will need a teaspoon of fennel seeds and six ounces of boiling water.

Put the seeds in a muslin pouch and soak it in boiling water for 5 minutes. Squeeze the pouch gently to release the maximum flavor. Drink a cup of the fennel seed infusion three times a day [3].

Fennel Seeds

4. Buckthorn Bark:

Buckthorn bark is combined with other cleansing herbs and used for internal cleansing. This herbal infusion helps in eliminating toxins from the liver and blood. To prepare the herbal infusion, you will need three tablespoons of buckthorn bark, two tablespoons each of dandelion leaf, milk thistle, red clover and peppermint leaf and six cups of water. Steep the herbs in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drink a cup of tea in the morning and another cup in the night [4].

Buckthorn Bark

5. Milk Thistle and Dandelion:

Milk thistle is an excellent liver cleanser. Dandelion is known to help in purifying the blood and the kidneys. Milk thistle and dandelion infusion can easily get rid of the toxins from the body. Prepare the infusion by soaking one dandelion tea bag and one milk thistle tea bag in a cup of boiling water. If desired add a tablespoon of honey. Drink the herbal infusion before bedtime [5].

Milk Thistle and Dandelion