Liver Detox Herbal Tea
The liver is one of the body’s primary organs of detoxification. The second largest organ in the body, the liver is responsible for many different functions, including processing the body’s nutrients, manufacturing bile to help digest fats, synthesizing many important proteins, regulating blood clotting, and breaking down potentially toxic substances into harmless ones that the body can either use or excrete.
Here is a recipe for a liver detox herbal tea for you prepare at home :
- 3 parts Peppermint Leaf
- 2 parts Nettle Leaf
- 2 parts Dandelion Root
- 1 part Burdock Root
- 1/2 part Cardamom (or Ginger or Cinnamon Chips)
How to Prepare
- Add you hard herbs to a pan of water. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. Strain off the herbs, and you’ll be using the liquid.
- While your hard herbs are simmering in water, pour just boiled water over your leafy herbs. Allow to steep for 15-20 minutes. After the infusion is done, strain off the herbs, and you’ll use the liquid.
- Combine the liquid from the decoction and the infusion, and enjoy. This tea will last about two days in the refrigerator.
How Much to Drink
Drink this strong infusion daily for two to three weeks. Take a week off, then you can resume if you like.
If you’d like a bit of a caffeine energizer, you can add some green tea, black tea, yerba mate, or oolong to your blend too!