A liver cleanse is safer when it is combined with healthy eating and living. I don’t believe one should fast to remove toxins from their body. Rather, they should simply ingest those things that stimulate their health and energy.
Liver Cleanse with Herbs
I have been convinced of late that the ingredients in Yogi’s Super Anti Inflammatory Green Tea is made of magic fairy dust and contains powers to heal all sorts of ailments. I have been telling my mother for months she needs to drink this daily because it will help her liver. She has brain cancer and her chemo conflicts with her mysterious elevated liver enzymes.
According to research, there are some herbs that can aid in cleansing the liver. Here are some of them:
- Licorice Root
Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea is blended with organic peppermint, used to support healthy digestion, blended with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and clove to gently warm and detoxify.
- Irish Moss is included in the Yogi Super Antioxidant Blend Tea below.
Peppermint can stimulate bile flow and relax bile ducts; this helps break down fats. Plus, the minty-fresh herb can also help reduce bad cholesterol, which makes the liver’s job of filtering toxins easier.
Yogi Refreshing Mint Vital Energy Tea is made from BOTH black and green tea with peppermint, kola nut and guarana seed to support energy flow. It also includes ginger and cinnamon for more flavor and awesome health benefits.
- Organic Turmeric
Turmeric is a cousin of ginger and a powerful liver protector. It helps stimulate enzymes responsible for flushing out toxins (including known carcinogens) from the body. See turmeric recipes here!
- Dandelion Root
Although usually a nemesis of lawn perfection, dandelion root has its perks. It is a diuretic and liver cleanser. The root stimulates bile flow from the liver, and is often used by herbalists to help fight fatty liver, cirrhosis and estrogen dominance.
Yogi Detox Tea is a gentle way to help the body cleanse itself by aiding two primary filtering organs, the liver and kidneys.
- Milk Thistle Seed
Milk thistle helps with the detoxification of poisons such as alcohol, regeneration of damaged liver tissue, stimulation of bile production and improved digestion.
- Chicory Root
According to The Global Healing Center, ancient Roman, Persian, Arabian and Indian physicians used chicory leaves and root to aid against various liver ailments, such as jaundice, gallbladder and liver stones, urinary stones, constipation, indigestion, depression and headaches.
Some of these herbs you can easily grow yourself, which is cheaper and sometimes easier than having to purchase herbs all the time.
See Growing Herbs Indoors for more information on growing your own herbs at home.
Get the Best Herbs for Your Liver in One Package
Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant
- Antioxidants combat effects of free radicals, unstable molecules that are by-products of aging, pollution and stress
- Organic green tea with grapeseed and amla extracts supply potent antioxidants to reduce free radicals
- Organic lemongrass adds bright, citrus flavor, as licorice and jasmine lend sweet and floral notes
- Relax and rejuvenate with a cup of this green tea
- 100% all natural herbal supplement made with non-GMO ingredients
Organic Lemongrass, Organic Green Tea Leaf, Organic Licorice Root, Jasmine Green Tea Leaf, Organic Alfalfa Leaf, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Dandelion Root, Grapeseed Extract, Emblic Fruit (Amla) Extract, Organic Irish Moss.
Photo credits: James Dennes (Milk Thistle) and Steven Jackson Photography (Turmeric)