The 16 Best Detox Teas Of The Modern Era
If you feel bloated, or just down and out after a tough day at the office, try sipping a cup of hot tea! Herbal teas are a natural way to relax, soothe the senses, and get back on your feet again. Not only do these offer a healthy alternative to regular tea or coffee, but they help boost energy, strengthen the immune system and detoxify the body. So whether you’d like to lose weight, beat the winter blues or stay fit and healthy, there’s a herbal brew to suit your tastes, and health needs. Here’s a look at the 16 best detox teas of the modern era.
1. Milk Thistle Tea
If you’re looking for a detox plan, just make sure it includes your liver so that you can easily remove toxins from the body. A great way to enhance your liver is by drinking milk thistle tea! Milk thistle contains an active compound called Silymarin – famous for being nature’s own liver protector and supporter.
2. Green Tea
Green tea has been popularly used for centuries, especially in China and India, to help control bleeding and heal wounds, improve heart and mental health, regulate body temperature and aid with digestion. Recent studies have also noted that green tea has a positive effect on patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and liver disorders.
3. Chicory Tea
Chicory tea is called many names – from succor to cornflower, blue dandelion, blue sailors and endive. It’s found in America, Europe and Asia. Chicory tea has been used to treat gall bladder problems, liver dysfunction and jaundice. It’s also known to regulate metabolism and have a de-congestive effect on sinuses.
4. Oolong Tea
Oolong tea (pronounced as ‘wu long’) has long been associated with weight loss and weight control in a number of independent studies.
5. White Tea
Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, white tea is potent – especially when brewed at low temperature. White tea has a mellow flavour and it has lower caffeine than most teas.
6. Cilantro Tea
Cilantro is a herb that’s rich in flavonoids, phytonutrients and active phenolic compounds. It’s two main compounds include linoleic acid and cineole, which are potent anti-arthritis and anti-rheumatic compounds. The compounds found in Cilantro tea are noted to be twice as strong as most antibiotics in fighting infections and eliminating dangerous microbes from the body.
7. Ginger Tea
While everyone knows that ginger can be quite strong to our taste buds, it’s very gentle on the body, and it has been used for centuries as a medicine and food enhancer. It has notable anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-ulcer properties too.
8. Cayenne Pepper Tea
Who says that you can’t take cayenne pepper as a tea? Cayenne pepper can now be consumed in tea form as it helps stimulate the circulatory system by opening up the capillaries – regulating blood sugar and enhancing digestion. Cayenne pepper also has strong antiviral and antifungal properties. Try adding 1/8 teaspoons of cayenne pepper to a cup of hot water and lemon juice, preferably during the morning.
9. Red Clover Tea
Used in traditional Chinese medicine circles, red clover tea has been proven to eliminate toxins from the liver and blood, as well as clear the lungs of toxins and phlegm. In tea form, red clover can provide you with high levels of vitamin C and B vitamins.
10. Burdock Root Tea
Burdock root tea helps strengthen the immune system, purifies the blood, improves liver function, and enhances digestion. And all you need is one cup of burdock tea each day!
11. Fenugreek Tea
Fenugreek has been used in Europe for centuries to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, support liver function and digestion. Today, fenugreek tea is popular in the US, South America and Asia as well.
12. Dandelion Tea
Dandelion is a herb that’s known to help ward off and remove cancer-causing elements called carcinogens from the body. Dandelion tea also elevates the amount of enzymes that help detox the body.
What’s so nice about peppermint is that it’s cool, refreshing and it invigorates the body without caffeine. Peppermint teas also help aid in digestion, and in full body cleansing.
14. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is perhaps one of the most soothing teas, which explains why it’s used by people who suffer from stress. However, chamomile can be allergic to those who have hay fever or similar allergies.
15. Chrysanthemum Blossoms Tea
This herbal tea is popular in Chinese traditional medicine circles because it cleanses the liver and neutralizes toxins. It has a very pleasing and soothing flavour!
16. Orange Peel Tea
If you have got orange peel at home, you can actually brew it as a tea (on its own). You can also add it to your tea as it brews. Orange peel infusions help aid digestion and can help detoxify the body as well.