There are a number of herbs which make a great liver cleanse tea.
The liver is the largest gland in the body, and does a lot of vital work.
It is involved in numerous vital functions, including regulating metabolism, digestion, thyroid and blood sugar levels. It filters toxins from the blood for excretion via the kidneys, and helps keep the body clean of foreign substances.
Remember that in order for the liver to function well, the kidneys must be in good shape, to excrete the toxins sent to them by the liver. So, drink your liver cleanse tea, but also drink pure clean water to help the kidneys do their work too!
Living in modern society automatically means our liver has plenty to do each day, filtering out toxins we ingest from our environment.
We can make healthy choices to support our liver, including a diet rich in real foods, and minimally processed foods.
We can take silymarin, which is the standardized extract of the herb called milk thistle, knows to support the liver and aid in detoxification.
We can eat bitter greens, such as dandelion leaves and mustard greens, which are great liver supporters.
And when we want some extra help, whether due to a night of excess alcohol, a change of seasons, or maybe experiencing a herxheimer reaction while on a candida cleanse, we can drink a liver cleanse tea.
You'll find a number of great products already packaged and ready to brew or if you're feeling crafty, try making your own blend by assembling a selection of herbs and experimenting with your own recipes.
If you want to make your own liver cleanse tea:
Here is a list of herbs which help benefit liver function, you can buy them in bulk to create your own liver cleanse tea.
Burdock Root (can interfere with iron absorption)
Dandelion Root (leaves and tops are fine too)
Fennel Seeds (stems and roots are fine too)
Goldenseal Rhizome & Roots (avoid during pregnancy, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or glaucoma)
Milk Thistle Seeds (leaves are fine too, but the seeds are the most potent herbal liver cleanser known)
Oregon Grape Root
Rhubarb Root & Stalks (not for use during pregnancy)
Turmeric Rhizome (for use only in small quantities)
Uva Ursi Leaves
Yellow Dock Leaves (roots too)
When I'm making my own liver cleanse tea, my personal favorite is roasted dandelion root tea. It has a nice flavor, and makes a great coffee substitute! I drink it simmered with ginger, sometimes mixed with very mild yerba mate tea. I may replace the ginger with cloves, cardamom, or peppermint. Either way, it's delicious and just feels good.