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Toxins, toxins everywhere!
They come from our food, our air, our water, even the products we apply to our skin.
The liver is the organ responsible for clearing the blood from the bombardment of daily toxicity. And it needs our support.
A healthy, happy liver makes a healthier, happier person.
Supporting the liver with herbs is a wonderful, natural option.
Of course, you should consult your health practitioner if you have questions or concerns regarding any of these herbs.
Because of their detoxifying properties, herbs can help you show your liver some extra love. I’ve included these liver-loving herbs in the tea blend.
Arctium Lappa is a well-known a detoxification herb for supporting your liver. It contains a large number of minerals to replenish what can be lost in the detox process. Clinical studies also suggest that it can regulate intestinal flora by helping to eliminate “bad” bacteria and encouraging the beneficial bacteria. This, of course, has many benefits to overall health, including boosting the immune system. ¹
These lend a light flavor to this tea blend with the added benefit of extra Vitamin C. This is crucial for overall health, and the body being able to detox. it means the liver doesn’t have to work as hard to get rid of toxins. ¹
Milk Thistle Seed
Silymarin marianum is another liver-loving herb. This tall plant with bright purple flowers and thistle-y leaves was used to prevent death from ingestion of poisonous mushrooms. Many European poison control centers still have milk thistle seed on hand for this reason.
Its unique ability to stimulate healing of damaged organs makes it idea for rejuvenating the liver as well as other organs.²
Ocimum sanctum has some studies suggest it supports the liver by speeding up the elimination of certain medications. Holy basil may help support the adrenal glands, normal cortisol, and blood sugar levels. (note-if you are pregnant or nursing, leave this herb out of your blend). ²
Taraxacum officinale is the same weed you find all over your yard in the spring. This herb may also help to reduce liver damage from some medicines. It’s a known diuretic and can act as a mild laxative. Considered to be safe for pregnant women and during breastfeeding. . ²
Love Your Liver Tea Blend
Together, these herbs have a mild, very enjoyable flavor. You can drink up to 2 servings of this tea daily, but keep in mind the diuretic actions. If you are prone to retaining water, especially during your cycle, this may help reduce that as well.
Love Your Liver Tea is excellent liver support — and it’s delicious, too! Enjoy it hot or iced; you’ll reap the potential benefits either way.
Do you use herbs for liver support? Will you try this tea blend?
¹Hawkins, Jessie. Botanical Medicine In The Home. 2nd ed. Franklin, TN: Vintage Remedies, 2013. Print. Family Herbalist Course.
² Hawkins, Jessie. Botanical Supplements. 1st ed. Franklin, TN: Vintage Remedies, 2013. N. pag. Print.