The liver is a vital organ that needs detoxifying every now and then. Why? Because the liver is responsible for many of the functions that maintain homeostasis within our body.
The most common function of the liver is to cleanse our blood from toxins (created by your own body) and toxicants (toxic substances from outside sources such as food, water, and air).
If the liver is not cleansing well enough or if it is overwhelmed by a huge amount of toxic substances, it may become diseased or malfunction.
Sometimes the liver needs help to successfully eliminate toxins from your body. If the right detoxification enzymes are not activated by healthy plant compounds, the liver can actually transform toxic substances into even MORE toxic substances.
But the good news is that detox teas can help your liver perform its duties correctly and keep toxins moving out of your body.
Here is a list of tea recipes to help your liver detox
1. Liver Detox Tea
Dandelion is a powerful herb that promotes liver and gallbladder health. In animal studies, dandelion has been shown to prevent signs of liver disease and is commonly used as a bitter herb to promote bile flow from the liver through the gallbladder 1.
Bile must successfully enter the gallbladder from the liver, and then be released into the intestines in order for toxins in the liver to be eliminated through the intestines. Dandelion helps move these toxins through the liver and gallbladder and into the digestive tract.
- Dandelion leaf/root
- Milk thistle
- Red clover
Source: Liver Detox Tea Recipe
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2. Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Tea
In a study on alcohol-consuming mice, researchers tell us that the antioxidant properties of lemons can protect the liver from injury 2. Lemon juice prevented many signs of liver damage due to alcohol 2.
Stresses of life, overeating, and toxic chemicals can burden and damage our livers. But lemon antioxidants like bioflavonoids and vitamin C can help protect this organ.
- Filtered drinking water
- Fresh grated turmeric root (or turmeric powder)
- Fresh grated ginger root (or ginger powder)
- Juiced lemon (keep the peel/rind while juicing the lemon)
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Raw honey or to desired taste
3. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric or its component curcumin can prevent liver damage caused by a variety of toxic substances 3. Turmeric is a powerful inhibitor of inflammation which can be very healing to the liver. This tea has black pepper in it, and this increases the absorption of curcumin in your body 4.
- Fresh turmeric
- Fresh ginger
- Black pepper
- Coconut milk
- Raw honey
Source: Turmeric Tea Recipe
4. Green Tea Detox Recipe
Statistical analysis has shown that green tea reduces the chance of developing various liver diseases 5. Green tea also increases phase II detoxification enzymes, which help the liver cleanse itself 6.
- Green tea
- Cinnamon stick
- Purified water, near boiling
Source: Green Tea Detox Recipe
5. Simple Detox Tea with Lemon Recipe
The coconut milk and raw honey give this tea a creamy, sweet flavor and adds B vitamins to the mix.
- Black pepper
- Ginger powder
- Raw honey
- Coconut milk ( optional)
6. Ginger Tea
Similar to the last recipe but simpler.
- Raw organic honey
- Coconut milk
- Ground turmeric
- Ground ginger
Source: Ginger Tea Recipe
7. Drink that Melts Fats Away
- Green tea
- Orange, lemon, or grapefruit
- Mint leaves
8. Dandelion Tea
You may often see dandelion growing on the side of the road. It grows just about anywhere. This bitter green has long been shown to benefit the liver, and the fact that it speeds up the movement of bile, which contains toxins, out of the liver and through the gallbladder may be one reason that it’s so good for liver health 9.
- Dandelion root or flower
Source Dandelion Tea Recipe
9. Ginger, Dandelion, Milk Thistle Tea
Milk thistle is a powerful liver tonic. Researchers actually think that it prevents toxins from entering liver cells 10. Milk thistle also boosts the antioxidant defenses of the liver so that it can cleanse and protect itself 10.
- Fresh ginger; peeled and sliced
- Dried dandelion root
- Dried (or teabags) milk thistle
- Cinnamon sticks
- Fresh lemon juice
- Coconut oil
- Artichoke extract
10. Basil Ginger Tea
Basil, ginger, honey, and spices. This tea is full of aromatic herbs and goodies. Coriander is also known as cilantro, and its antioxidant content helps protect the liver 11.
- Ground coriander
- Ground cardamom
- Whole black peppercorns
- Fresh ginger grated
- Lime sliced
- Leaves of fresh basil
Source: Basil Ginger Tea Recipe
There is no denying it. Herbs are potent medicinal aids to the liver. Their health-promoting effects, especially those on the liver, have been measured in animals and humans, and these effects are substantial.
Considering the huge amount of environmental pollutants our bodies have to process these days, optimizing your liver function is of the utmost importance. So drink these teas so that your liver can keep your body clean.
Does your liver need a detox?
Poor diet and lifestyle choices, as well as everyday pollutants and toxins can have a harmful effect on your liver.
After all, it’s job is to act like one big detox factory. But sometimes it can get overloaded and could use a little help.
Help your liver perform at its best with a clean and natural detox.
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