5 Infusions with Medicinal Plants that Detoxify the Blood

· June 3, 2015
It’s critical to keep the body in good condition by consuming all the basic nutrients, avoiding vitamin deficiencies, and detoxifying the body from time to time to keep our blood clean. We’ll describe some infusions with medicinal plants that can help detoxify the blood and the body.

Feeling tired, swollen, with dry and dull skin? These can all be signs that your blood is full of toxins and residues and that you’re not only lacking vitamins, but also that your cells are saturated with substances that need to be removed.

We’ll describe some infusions with medicinal plants that can help detoxify the blood and the body.

The health of our blood

red blood cells

We know that the organs in charge of cleaning our blood and removing all manner of toxins are the kidneys and the liver. So, a great way to help them function more efficiently is through a balanced diet that includes infusions or teas that can improve the detoxifying process of the blood.

It’s important to have healthy blood because it can help prevent certain diseases, help avoid the appearance of dry, dull skin, and avoid premature aging by keeping cells strong.

Therefore, it’s critical to keep the body in good condition by consuming all the basic nutrients, avoiding vitamin deficiencies, and detoxifying the body from time to time to keep our blood clean, healthy, and pure.

In this article, we’ll describe some infusions with medicinal plants that can help detoxify the blood and the body.

How I can detoxify my blood?

Before we tell you which herbs and infusions are the most suitable for detoxification of the blood, we must also consider what foods can help, like the following:

  • Helpful fruits: lemon, grapes, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, etc.
  • Vegetables that detoxify our blood: garlic, onion, carrot, celery, parsley, alfalfa sprouts, and soy.

Try this detox: Detox Your Body with Papaya and Pineapple

Detoxifying herbs and medicinal plants

1. Burdock root

cup of burdock root tea

This is an excellent detoxifying plant for the circulatory and lymphatic systems. You can find it in your local health food store. The use of burdock root is known to:

  • Have detoxifying effects
  • Improve blood flow
  • Prevent fluid retention
  • Prevent swelling

As we eliminate toxins through our skin and or urine, we also lower uric acid. What more could we ask for?

It might surprise you to know that burdock root does much more – it’s an excellent treatment for:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Gout
  • Skin rashes
  • Acne
  • Heartburn
  • Kidney or gallbladder stones,
  • Liver and hepatic disorders
  • Cystitis
  • Herpes
  • Fever
  • Diabetes

 You can drink up to two teas a day, and it’s enough to just add a teaspoon of burdock root tincture to a cup of boiling water.

2. Elderflower

cup of elderflower tea, and elderflower, a medicinal plant

Have you heard of this one? Elderflower is an excellent laxative, and also has cleaning and antiseptic properties. Elderflower:

  • reduces swelling.
  • is a natural astringent and antibacterial agent.
  • detoxifies the blood.
  • is good for the kidneys and the liver.

You can find it in health food stores, both in liquid form as well as tablets. Ideally, have one elderflower infusion after every meal to experience its many benefits.

3. Stinging nettle

cup of stinging nettle leaves infused in water (tea)

There’s nothing like a good cup of nettle tea in the afternoon. Nettle is a very effective herb for a blood detox, as it quickly eliminates toxic substances from the body and the blood. It can also be used to help urination problems and has properties that help decrease inflammation in the body.

Furthermore, Stinging nettle contains important vitamins such as A and K, as well as Potassium and Iron. Without a doubt, a nettle infusion is always a great option for detoxifying the blood and your body.

Find out all about the benefits of Nettle: How to Use Nettle and Maximize Its Power

4. Hyssop

hyssop plant and cup of hyssop infusion

Have you ever heard about the amazing properties of hyssop for detoxifying the blood and removing harmful fats from the body?

That’s right, you can find this medicinal plant in natural health stores, where they’ll no doubt tell you about its incredible ability to induce weight loss and improve blood quality.

It’s best to drink two infusions a day, adding one teaspoon of hyssop leaves to a cup of boiling water.

5. Aloe vera

spoon filled with aloe vera gel

Everyone loves aloe, a medicinal plant that’s useful for many ailments. Its benefits include:

  • immune system-stimulation
  • detoxifying effects
  • antibacterial properties
  • anti-fungal properties
  • antiviral properties

It is also a healing plant for the liver and the kidneys, which helps revitalize the entire body. It’s a great idea to make aloe tea every afternoon because aloe is one of the best medicinal plants.

Preparation

  • Carefully scrape a tablespoon of the aloe gel into a cup of boiling water.
  • After, it has mixed well, remove from heat.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Also, it tastes better if you add a few drops of lemon juice to the infusion.

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