Medicinal Plants that Detox the Pancreas

Of the medicinal plants we’ve talked about here, pick one that you like the most to drink two times a day. Ideally you should drink green tea on a regular basis, and then complement it with another tea to your liking.
Medicinal Plants that Detox the Pancreas
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

To maintain a high quality of life, we need our bodies to function like a clockwork. It’s not always easy – sometimes having a poor diet can cause inflammation and the accumulation of toxins. Today we’ll teach you about medicinal plants that detox the pancreas in a natural way.

Pancreatic health


You probably know someone with pancreatic problems.

Without a doubt, one of the most serious diseases associated with this organ is cancer. But most other problems related to the pancreas are due to insulin. As you’ll learn, the pancreas is the gland that’s responsible for producing stomach acids that allow digestion of the foods we eat.
It’s also the pancreas that produces insulin and helps regulate blood sugar. Thanks to this organ, we avoid having diabetes.

The pancreas is an essential organ. Therefore, it’s well worth knowing how to best care for it. Would you like to know what medicinal plants can help detox the pancreas and promote its function?

Medicinal plants that detox the pancreas

1. The wonders of green tea

Cup of green tea

Green tea is a natural antioxidant and every day, something new is discovered about it.

You might be interested to know that a recent study published in the journal Metabolomics explains that the daily consumption of green tea helps promote pancreatic health and protects it from the development of cancer.

The key to this is a biological compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which is present in green tea. It inhibits pancreatic cancer cells from forming or replicating. Obviously it’s not a cure, but it can help reduce the incidence of pancreatic cancer.

Please, drink a cup of green tea every day.

2. Plantain licorice tea

Plantain licorice

Do you know about the benefits from mixing these two medicinal plants that detox the pancreas? You’ll love to drink this tea after your main meal.

Add some licorice root and a tablespoon of plantain to a cup of hot water – it promotes pancreatic detox.

Licorice root contains a molecule that helps control glucose at the cellular level, also acting as an anti-inflammatory agent and helping to heal the pancreas.

Combined with plantain, licorice root is a perfect way to avoid the emergence of pre-diabetic conditions like insulin resistance.

Don’t miss out on drinking this tea.

Read also:

Insulin Resistance: Find Out Why It’s so Common

3. Rosemary and sage tea

Rosemary infusion

This is an excellent tea whose taste you’ll love. It’s also great for drinking after dinner, for example.

Aside from helping care for your pancreas, it also acts as a muscle relaxant, which helps promote a feeling of restfulness and relaxation for sleep.

Rosemary basically helps reduce inflammation and detox the pancreas, and it’s best when consumed once per day.

Add a sprig of rosemary and five sage leaves to water and bring to a boil. Steep for five minutes. Add a little bit of honey to this tea. They’re both great medicinal plants that detox the pancreas!

4. Milk thistle’s properties

Milk thistle

You can easily find milk thistle tea in natural stores and even pharmacies. This herb contains silymarin, a flavonoid that helps heal and repair the liver and pancreas.

For people who suffer from fatty liver disease or an inflamed pancreas, this makes for an ideal, slow cure.

In addition, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of silymarin can help stimulate the growth of new liver cells.

Read also:

Discover How to Treat Fatty Liver Naturally

Milk thistle is usually added to most detoxifying therapies for cleansing the liver and pancreas. To prepare it, all you need to do is add a tablespoon of seeds to a cup of boiling water. Let it sit and drink after your meals.

If you want to learn more about the healing properties of this plant, you can always consult your doctor or a pharmacist.

Usually a maximum of 450 mg is recommended daily. If you can take capsules, it’s easier to control the amount you ingest, but it’s also very simple to prepare a classic tea.

Of the medicinal plants we’ve talked about here, pick one that you like the most and drink two times a day. Ideally, you should drink green tea on a regular basis, and then complement it with another tea to your liking.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.