Herbs that Cleanse

Herbs that cleanse have long been used throughout history. Many pharmaceuticals are based on plant medicines. Because herbs can be potent, it is important to check with your doctor if you are taking any medications to make sure there is no drug interaction with the natural herb.

When using herbs as part of your holistic cleanse, it is best to use mixtures that are already blended. Herbology is an art and herbs work synergistically, meaning, you need certain amounts of them so they don’t cancel each other out or become too potent when taking them.

Colon Cleansing products contain fiber and herbs that cleanse, but in different mixtures. This guide can help you choose what would be good for you. You may also feel inclined to take only one or a couple of these, if that is the case, make sure you research further so as not to take too much.

Alfalfa
Aids in digestion, supports liver function, high mineral content which will promote healthy bones and teeth. Anti-bacterial, rich in anti-oxidants and chlorophyll, which may aid in connective tissue repair

Black Cohosh Root
This herb contains estrogen therefore is often used to balance hormones. Also aids the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.

Black Walnut Hulls
Expels parasites and tapeworms, aids digestion, helps eliminate fungal infections.

Burdock Root
is one of the best blood purifiers, and promotes kidney function to help clear the blood of harmful acids. It also aids the pituitary gland by releasing protein to help adjust hormone balance, which may aid in the adjustment of excess weight. Is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and stimulates digestion and the immune system.

Cascara Sagrada Bark
Is rich in hormone-like oils, which promote peristaltic action (the squeezing motion which causes bowel movement) in the intestinal canal. It helps increase the secretions of the stomach, liver, and pancreas. It helps in painless evacuations, and is very cleansing to the colon. The American Indians called it “The Secret Bark” because of the excellent results they obtained

Dandelion Root
Stimulates the liver function to detoxify poisons. Also increases bile production and cleanses liver. Also acts as a diuretic

Ginger Root
Helps relieve indigestion and abdominal cramping by soothing the gastrointestinal tract. Stimulates circulation, reduces nausea, fights inflammation, and reduces blood platelet clumping which can help to reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Irish Moss
Used to strengthen the glandular system, in turn aiding in thyroid problems, and used to treat bronchitis

Marshmallow Root
Does much to help heal and soothe inflamed areas. Works well for poor kidneys and bladder therefore helpful for urinary problems.

Milk Thistle
Constains the anti-oxidant silymarin. Helps to prevent free-radical damage and aids in liver regeneration. Increases oxygen flow through the body, helps the body to manufacture white blood cells.

Pumpkin Seeds
Used to aids in cleansing the body of parasites. Also has traditionally been used to treat urinary tract problems



Sarsaparilla Herb
Is used in glandular balance formulas and has stimulating properties.

Triphala
Actually an auyervedic herb comprised to three different fruit/herbs, this works to stimulate peristalsis by stimulating the release of hormonal oils in the intestinal tract.

Witch Hazel
Natural astringent, anti-inflammatory, some studies show that it may strengthen veins

Wormwood
Popular to help kill and eliminate worms and other parasites

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure disease or replace medications.




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