Our Blood Cleansing Tea is based on this research and utilizes five natural herbs renowned for their detoxing capabilities. These are Burdock, Dandelion, Red Clover, and Sarsaparilla.
Burdock's blood purification capabilities have been known for centuries in traditional European, Chinese and Japanese medicine. Recent studies have confirmed what our ancestors knew for hundreds of years before us; that burdock removes toxins from the bloodstream. Its natural diuretic properties support the kidneys and liver in the detoxification process, lowering blood pressure and improving blood circulation.
Dandelion is hailed as a super-food and is perhaps the most famous contender of the five. Its medicinal use dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, who would create a potent tonic out of the leaves. Chinese medicine has regarded the dandelion as one of the most important healing herbs for the past millennium. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and nutrients support digestive and liver function, is an anti-carcinogen and aids in weight loss. It is commonly used on its own to detox and is especially useful in treating skin and digestive issues such as acne, eczema, stomach upset, constipation and to soothe the lining of the intestines. It also flushes excess sugar out of the body.
Red clover is a traditional European herb typically used alongside other detoxifying herbs. Its primary benefits are in cleansing the lymphatic and urinary systems, and it is commonly used along-side herbs that have cleansing effects on the liver. Blood flow is enhanced by red clover and it has been found to prevent blood clots. It is also a hormone balancer – and it rids the body of estrogenic toxins found in plastics, herbicides and tap water. It decreases Estrogen in women with abnormally high levels and increases estrogen production in women with low levels, which can help treat female reproductive issues. This ability to create balance can be found in many natural products, which contrasts with pharmaceuticals when generally create an imbalance.
Sarsaparilla is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Native to the Caribbean and Americas, it boasts a wealth of medicinal properties. Sarsaparilla is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, kidney disease, digestive problems, low libido, gonorrhoea, fever and reducing fluid retention. It is also a diuretic, it flushes out toxins from the system and cleanses mucus from the system.
Last but not least, we have incorporated cloves into our Blood Cleansing Tea. Cloves are most famous for pain relief, particularly against toothache, but we chose to include it because of its ability to kill parasites. It recorded use in ayurvedic medicine dates back thousands of years. Ayurvedic medicine considers clove buds as a key treatment against gastrointestinal infections and parasites, and it is so potent that it even dissolves the eggs left by worms.
These five herbs make a great all-round detoxifying tea to support your body and immune system all year round or to support a specific period of detoxification you may be going through. If detoxing, we recommend drinking a cup first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then several times throughout the day alongside plenty of mineral or spring water for the duration of your detox. After that, a cup a day will ensure your body maintains a healthy rhythm.