Herbal Detoxification
...Why You Must Detoxify Your Body

What is Herbal Detoxification  ?

Herbal Detoxification is the use of herbs to help the body rid itself of waste and toxins.

Imagine a kitchen sink, filled with water that just won’t go down because the pipe is clogged.  Take it a step farther – picture your body as the kitchen sink and your colon as the clogged pipe. 

Okay!   So it’s time to call the plumber to snake the drain.  Not a pretty picture but that’s the reality of what happens when we do not detoxify our bodies on a regular basis. 

We need to, have to, must, cleanse our body so that it can work the way God designed it to.

Ask yourself what is really causing your skin to break out in that awful case of acne, or why your tummy is so bloated and you are exercising but that tummy is still not going down or why that extra 10 pounds is so stubborn and you can’t seem to lose it. 

Not to mention that tired, sluggish feeling that sticks with you even when you have had the recommended 8 hours sleep.  

Yup! It’s time for  herbal detoxification.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video for more information on the importance of detoxification and cleansing as a part of a healthy life style.


Before doing any form of cleansing and herbal detoxification, please consult your doctor.  Women who are pregnant and persons, who are diabetic, have heart diseases or other chronic illness or eating disorders should stay away from doing detoxes. 

Detoxification Herbs

Herbs such as aloe vera, milk thistle, alfalfa herb, artichoke, senna leaf, ginger root, psyllium husk are some of the herbs used for cleansing and detoxification.

Healthy Healing has detailed the cleansing properties and detox activity of these herbs.

Aloe Vera - " Aloe is a colon, bowel and digestive cleanser. Both aloe vera gel and juice are beneficial for gastrointestinal complaints, like diverticulitis, peptic, gastric or duodenal ulcers, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Aloe treats liver symptoms like jaundice and cirrhosis. Aloe also contains a substance which inhibits liver cancer."

Milk Thistle - " specific for all liver, spleen and gallbladder conditions including jaundice, hepatitis (chronic and viral), liver cirrhosis and fatty liver. It is also effective for asthma and allergy attacks."

Alfalfa Herb - "binds and neutralizes a wide range of carcinogenic agents in the colon, and is a proven nutritive for colon cancer protection.  As a green superfood, alfalfa helps neutralize allergens, overcome anemia and jaundice, and balance over-acidity. It is used therapeutically for arthritis, bursitis and gout, stimulating removal of inorganic mineral deposits from the blood. As a blood clotting agent, it counteracts internal bleeding from ulcers. It is an estrogen precursor for menopause. Alfalfa is beneficial for indigestion, in reducing blood sugar levels, in lowering cholesterol and in the prevention of tooth decay. It is a healer for a wide range of intestinal and skin disorders, liver problems, breath and body odor, even morning sickness."

Senna Leaf - "a bitters, purging stimulant, acting mainly on the colon to encourage peristalsis. It is a highly valued cathartic for the lower bowel, with less intestinal griping than most laxatives."

Ginger Root - "Promotes toxin cleansing through the skin by opening pores and stimulating perspiration. Helps cleanse the bowels and kidneys, and stimulates digestion."

Psyllium Husk - "Widely used as a laxative for chronic constipation and detoxifying the bowels and colon. Helpful for inflammatory diverticulitis and colitis, and is a lubricant for ulcerous intestinal tract tissue, for dysentery, gastritis, hemorrhoids and ulcers."

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What You Should Know About Toxins

Wikipedia defines it as, “a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms”

Toxins are harmful to the human body.  Toxins may result from the quality of air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and chemicals sprayed on food to grow and prepare it. 

Our body is designed to remove these toxins from our system through sweat, urine and feces but depending on the level of stress our body comes under, at times our liver and kidney need a little help to get rid of these toxins.

Okay so, I know I am not comfortable walking around with poison inside my body.  How about you ? …

We clean our cars.  We clean our homes.  So why shouldn’t we clean the inside of our bodies too? ( yes, cleaning the outside of our body is also important )

When you detoxify your body you take the pressure off the liver and so it is better able to do its job which is to eliminate toxins from the body.  Your colon, your kidney and skin can now also eliminate waste better from the body.  

Blood circulation is improved and the body is better able to absorb nutrients from food.

Now that you know the impact that unhealthy food and lifestyle can have  on your health, why not start your herbal detox with this cleansing program?

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10 Simple and Healthy Detoxification Tips

  • Drink lots of water – make sure that your body is properly hydrated.  Coconut water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices are recommended.
  • Get active and exercise more so your body can sweat out the harmful toxins

You can also try ...

  • Fasting by refraining from certain types of food and after a certain period of time slowly reintroduce them back into your body
  • Colon irrigation or enemas to clean the colon
  • Taking herbal remedies specifically for detoxification - or get started on a cleansing program that is made with a proprietary blend of herbs which include antioxidants and fiber.

A word of Caution ...

  • It is not recommended that a detox be done for a long period of time.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid discomfort and for better results.  I can not stress how important this is...drink plenty of water!
  • Make sure you choose the right time to do herbal detoxification
  • Make sure you are close to home or close to a convenient bathroom. 
  • Watch the dosage carefully and follow the instructions given to do the herbal detoxification.  If you find that you have to go ( to you know where ) more often than is appropriate, lower the dosage.

A stitch in time saves 9 ...

Adopt a clean-eating lifestyle. Cut back on the junk food, the refined sugar and processed foods so the body can naturally detox the way it was designed to.  

After completing a herbal detoxification program you will feel a drastic change in your body, for the better. 

But if you don’t practice ‘clean-eating’ you will find that you may start feeling the way you did before the detox, since you are once again ‘clogging the drain’.

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