Selected Herbs for Detoxifying—40% off!
Healing herbs can play a vital role in helping to remove harmful compounds from the tissues where they accumulate. Among the herbs included in our current “moving targets” 40% off sale, here are six that shine for their ability to assist detox regimens! Of course, all are certified organic, and several are sourced here in the Pacific Northwest.
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale, pictured above) is a rich source of antioxidants that neutralize harmful free radicals and help to protect the liver—the single most important organ for eliminating toxins from your body. Reducing LDL cholesterol and fighting harmful bacteria, this root makes a great addition to your cleansing program.
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa), is another Eurasian member of the Daisy family, prescribed by herbalists to purify the blood and cool internal heat. Bolstering lymphatic drainage, increasing urine output, supporting liver and spleen function, and enhancing circulation to the skin, Burdock Root is a natural for detox formulas.
Yellow Dock Root (Rumex crispus) offers special benefits as a cholagogue (increasing bile flow) and a bitter digestive stimulant, containing emodin, among other phytonutrients. Yellow Dock’s cleansing laxative and diuretic effects help balance hormones, making for easier menstrual cycles. It's high in minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and iron, and great as a topical treatment for many skin conditions.
Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus) is a traditional “cure-all” herb, long used to aid the kidneys, liver, and gall bladder, improve digestion and appetite, promote excretion through increased urination and perspiration, and help the flow of milk for lactating mothers.
Artichoke Leaf (Cynara scolymus) stimulates and protects the liver and reduces harmful cholesterol, chelates heavy metals in the blood, boosts stomach acid and digestive enzyme production, lowers blood pressure, and may help relieve irritable bowel syndrome.
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis), famous as a crisp flavoring for gin, is also well known for increasing urinary flow. Its properties also include anti-inflammatory, antifungal, analgesic, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antihypercholesterolemic, antibacterial, anticataleptic, and neuroprotective in Parkinson's disease.