Tea for Your: Detox
Detoxification, the process of removing harmful toxins from the body, is a great way to achieve a higher level of health. Detoxes can last from a few days to a few weeks and can include drinking juices, cutting out sugar and flour, or eating a diet high in fiber. There are plenty of tea companies out there that have made tea blends specifically to help you in the process of detoxifying the body. Remember, not all detox diets are safe! Do your research before starting one. In the meantime, here are a few of our favorite teas to help you on your journey:
GAIA HERBS CLEANSE AND DETOX TEA
Why? Gaia uses their tea to focus on healthy liver function, something needed for maintaining wellness. They use herbs such as burdock, artichoke, and rooibos together with essential oils such as lemon and peppermint to give it a great smell and taste.
THE REPUBLIC OF TEA GET CLEAN
Why? The Get Clean No. 7 Herb Tea for Detoxing also helps stimulate the liver, which is a key organ to help cleanse your body of toxins. They too use rooibos in the herb mix, but also use the creamy milk thistle to help with inflammation of the liver.
TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL EVERYDAY DETOX
Why? The EveryDay Detox focuses, once again, on your liver function and uses chicory root, dandelion root, and other herbs common in traditional Chinese medicine. Their tea also uses schisandra (which the Chinese call a five-flavor berry), giving the tea a complex flavor that is sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty.
Why? Yogi not only promotes a healthy liver, but their DeTox also helps with kidney function. Yogi uses burdock and dandelion for liver functions and juniper berry for kidney function. A blend of ginger, black pepper, and long pepper adds a spicy flavor.