Over the past few years, detoxification protocols have become quite popular in the alternative health world.
This isn’t necessarily a good thing or a bad thing.
However, quite a few companies have made erroneous claims about their products helping to enhance detoxification.
These claims are often overstated. Our bodies have remarkable detoxification systems built in. Detoxification systems that don’t really need too much assistance when it comes to helping purge the body of dangerous invaders.
That being said, there are a few naturally occurring herbs and plants that will help boost your body’s detoxification powers.
3 Of the Planet’s Best Herbs For Detoxification
1 – Milk Thistle: Milk Thistle is the “Granddaddy” of all natural detoxification enhancers.
Milk thistle has been shown to boost liver function and even protect it as it filters out massive amounts of impurities in the body.
Several factors help Milk Thistle protect the liver.
The primary mechanism that milk thistle employs is silymarin.
Silymarin is a compound made up of naturally occurring chemical compounds that work synergistically with the liver. Studies have shown Silymarin has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies have shown that people who take milk thistle have improved liver function (namely true in people suffering from liver diseases) and these same studies indicate it may help reduce liver inflammation and liver damage.
2 – Dandelion: The same dandelion growing in your backyard are the same dandelions you can take internally to enhance your body’s detoxification processes.
When consumed as a tea, or even the flower and the leaves, the body’s main detox organs (the liver and the kidneys) are provided with nourishment that aids in detox.
“The role of our liver is to produce bile, which helps enzymes in the body break down fats into fatty acids — and to filter and detoxify our blood. The liver also has the amazing ability to break down and store amino acids, synthesize and metabolize fats and cholesterol, store glucose, and regulate our internal functions.
The vitamins and nutrients present in dandelions help cleanse our livers and keep them working properly.
Dandelions aid our digestive system by maintaining the proper flow of bile. Dandelion tea or stems are also good vitamin C foods, which helps with mineral absorption, reduces inflammation and prevents the development of disease.”
3 – Aloe Vera: Chances are you’re quite familiar with Aloe Vera and how it can soothe the skin after a bad sunburn.
Not only is Aloe Vera useful in that capacity…
It is one of the best plants to use for improving your body’s detoxification process.
Aloe Vera is an alkaline forming food that helps to restore your body’s natural ph levels. It’s also rich in a variety of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. All of these help to eliminate bacteria and toxins that form as a result of high acid levels.
Another way Aloe helps with detox is in how it helps to improve the health of your digestive tract.
Because it’s highly viscous, when Aloe is processed in the digestive tract it helps to act as a soothing agent to the intestines. This helps to cleanse the body of harmful bacteria, toxins, and long undigested food particles are dumped from your body.
Not to mention that fact that many of the compounds found in Aloe Vera are known to have antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. All helpful in purging the body of dangerous and toxic materials.