If you can park your guilt in the garage and indulge over the weekend or during festivities, you should be equally enthusiastic to dive into a detox process after that.
One of the easiest ways for a daily detox is opting for detox tea, which can help eliminate toxins and cleanse the system and help revive that sluggish, post-party mood.
Here are seven detox teas worth a try.
Ginger has been used throughout history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It helps in the detoxifying process and has a calming and soothing effect on the body. Ginger roots have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that relieve congestion, and symptoms of cold and flu.
It is good for digestion, is used to treat nausea and also helps cleanse the body by improving blood circulation, and providing heat to the body so that it sweats out toxins.
A cup of ginger tea with a dash of lemon is one of the easiest, and most effective detox beverages to make.
This herb helps remove toxins from the body by working on the digestive system and eliminating the impurities through the urinary tract and the colon.
Cilantro has antioxidant and antibiotic properties and is a potent detoxifying herb. It helps boost immunity and keeps infections at bay. Cilantro is also well known for eliminating heavy metals from the body through the process of chelation (grabs heavy metals and flushes it from the body).
Try a few sips of cilantro tea and feel the extra dose of energy surge through your body in the morning.
Dandelion tea is a multi-beneficiary beverage and is a potent detoxifier. Over time it helps in cleansing the liver by preventing fat build-up, it improves gallbladder functioning, it cleanses the intestinal tract as also aiding eliminate carcinogenic cells.
This tea is a potent blood cleanser and acts as a diuretic in the body, which means it flushes out toxins through the urine.
Go grab yourself a mug of dandelion tea to reap its various benefits.
Given divine status by the sages of India, Tulsi has been consumed for centuries for its multiple health-promoting properties for the body and mind. To name a few, it has anti-microbial properties, is rich in anti-oxidants, is loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Even modern research says regular consumption of Tulsi tea prevents deposition of cholesterol, improves blood circulation and purification. Drinking Tulsi tea regularly has the power to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and helps maintain normal levels of cortisol hormone in the body. This, in turn, decreases stress, promotes dental and oral health, relieves headaches, accelerates the fat burning process, and provides a healthy and natural way to lose weight.
Tulsi tea also improves digestion, dissolve kidney stones, and reduces the risk of diabetes.
Chamomile belongs to the daisy family and the tea is a herbal infusion made from its flowers in water. There are two main types of chamomile that are used for therapy– German chamomile and Roman chamomile. The first one has been used for the treatment of inflammation associated with hemorrhoids when topically applied. Chamomile also acts as a digestive relaxant and a potent detoxifier.
Other uses of this magical flora include treating hay fever, muscle spasms, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders and menstrual cramps. It’s healing abilities can soothe ulcers, boost immunity, regularize blood sugar level and treat headaches.
A woody herb with needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers, Rosemary has a distinct but mild fragrance. Rosemary tea has been traditionally used in the Mediterranean region for both medicinal and culinary purposes.
The herb has qualities for detox and eases muscle pain and spasms. It improves blood circulation, supports and protects the nervous systems, and assists the digestive system. Regular consumption of rosemary tea is known to improve memory, treat eczema, and stimulate hair growth.
Hibiscus tea is herbal detox tea made with an infusion of hibiscus flower and can be consumed both hot and cold. It has antioxidant benefits and is loaded with vitamin C as well as minerals, and was traditionally used for medicinal purposes in Sudan and Egypt.
The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure, a decrease in anxiety, dip in cholesterol levels, support to digestive health, and a boost to the immune system. This wonder beverage is known to have the powers to reduce the risk of cancer and help boost metabolism.
Try all the above herbal detox teas individually or combine any of the above teas after consultation to reap benefits, and rid toxins from your body.