20 powerful herbs to use for a full-body detox.

Traditionally recognised as a lymphatic cleanser, with many empirical accounts of cancer reduction, particularly for ovaries and breast. Bartram also describes red clover as a deobstruent. Thus red clover helps to open the pathways of cleansing, as well as encysted glands (Dorothy Hall). Alterative, antispasmodic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic and blood thinner.

If you are already on a healthy diet of incorporating herbs and bitters into your day, then feel free to cut back on fruit or honey and add more herbs. Keep the fruits, because they are definitely beneficial, but feel free to mess with the ratios.


As part of a detox tea blend. Wood suggests it must be used fresh or in a fresh plant extract. Make a wash to clear skin problems (Kloss).

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The actions herbs perform in the body are not all fully understood. The science of phytotherapy is revealing more of the secrets and the herbal pharmacology knowledge base is growing.