5 Medicinal Plants that Detoxify the Blood

· June 3, 2015

Feeling tired, swollen, with dry and dull skin? These can all be signs that our blood is full of toxins and residues, and that we’re not only lacking vitamins, but our very cells are saturated with substances that need to be removed. We’ll describe some medicinal plants that can help.

The health of our blood

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Yes, we know. The organs that are 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 teas that can improve the detoxifying process of the blood.

It’s important to have healthy blood, because it can not only help prevent certain diseases but also helps 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 and avoiding vitamin deficiencies, and to detoxify the body from time to time to keep our blood clean, healthy, and pure. In this article, we’ll explain how medicinal herbs can help.

How I can detoxify my blood?

Before we tell you which herbs and teas 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, soy…

Detoxifying herbs and medicinal plants

1. Burdock root

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This is an excellent detoxifying plant for the circulatory and lymphatic systems. You can find it in your local health food store, where the use of burdock root is known to have detoxifying effects, improve blood flow, prevent fluid retention and swelling, and more.

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. You’ll see how much better you feel.

2. Elderflower

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Have you heard of this one? It’s an excellent laxative, and also has cleaning and antiseptic properties. It reduces swelling, is a natural astringent and antibacterial agent, detoxifies the blood, and is good for the kidneys and the liver. You can also find it in natural stores, both in liquid form as well as tablets. Ideally, drink a cup of elderflower tea after every meal. It has many benefits.

3. Stinging nettle

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Surely you’ve heard of nettle’s excellent properties. There’s nothing like a good cup of nettle tea in the afternoon. Nettle is a very effective herb for detox, as it quickly eliminates toxic substances from the body and the blood. It’s a diuretic, and like the previous plants, is also very suitable for the liver and kidneys. Without a doubt, nettle is always a great option.

4. Dandelion

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Also good for drinking in the afternoon, dandelion tea helps eliminate toxins and improves blood circulation. Just put a few flowers in a cup of boiling water, and let stand for 5 minutes before drinking.

5. Hyssop

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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 plant in natural 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 cups of this tea a day, adding one teaspoon of hyssop leaves to a cup of boiling water.

6. Aloe vera

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Everyone loves aloe, a medicinal plant that’s useful for many ailments. Its benefits range from immune system-stimulation and detoxifying effects, to antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is also a healing plant for the liver and the kidneys, which revitalizes the entire body. It’s a great idea to make an aloe tea every afternoon. All you need is a tablespoon of the translucent gel inside the plant stems. Careful scrape the gel into a cup of boiling water. Once it has mixed well, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. It tastes better if you add a few drop of lemon juice to the tea – it’s excellent.