While we were at the naturopath’s a couple weeks ago, as a part of the intake questions our doctor asked me if my little one had any allergies. I started to say no because she doesn’t have any known drug allergies and then caught myself- this child is allergic to everything ! After I rattled off my list (conventional crib mattresses, polyester, acrylic, synthetics in cosmetics, food additives, and more!) the doctor remarked that having that many allergies is a sign that the liver has toxins built up in it. We were at the appointment to start methyl B12 injections (more about this in another post), but I knew when I got home I’d be sure to look up how to do a liver cleanse for a child.
This tea recipe is made with pure ingredients and warm water that make a soothing end to the day. I prefer to make my own teas, rather than use tea bags, as it’s more economical, eco friendly, and I find healthier, as tea bags are often bleached and contain unnecessary chemicals.
Be weary of any detox or cleansing tea products with lofty weight loss claims. They likely contain diuretics and any change won’t be lasting, it’ll just be water weight. Instead, I prefer to use or make detox teas with gentle ingredients known to support the body’s own detoxification. I can’t promise this recipe will result in dropped pounds and a cleansed body, however, the ingredients used here are traditionally used cleansing herbs that are known to support detox organs such as the liver.
If you have major health problems, or minor health problems that you would like to stop before they become big health problems I would encourage you to approach the problem holistically with the help of a medical professional as needed. I especially encourage you to look at how all the body systems could be involved in your health issue (digestion, thyroid, adrenals, kidneys, nutrition, mental health, etc).
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover and allow to steep until cool enough to drink, 20-30 minutes. Stir in honey and enjoy!
One common ingredient in skinny detox teas is senna. Senna is an herbal stimulant laxative, and if you steep tea bags containing it too long, there’s a good chance you’ll end up with painful stomach cramps. So, if you’re going to use detox tea bags, especially ones with skinny on the package, it’s important to look over the ingredients. Read about how I quit refined sugar in this Sugar Detox article.
Dandelion Root Tea for Gentle Liver Cleansing.