Easy Out Detox Herbal Tea
Taste & Aroma
This blend of organic burdock, dandelion root, peppermint, red clover, licorice, yellow root, ginger, anise seeds, cascara sagrada and hibiscus warms you from the inside out. The earthy taste of the burdock, yellow root and cascara sagrada are bitter, but the soothing peppermint and licorice flavors rolls over your tongue with the sensation of cooling menthol and the hint of hibiscus and anise seeds remains on the palate in a pleasingly unique aftertaste. Don't forget, you can get 2-3 additional cups of tea from each serving.
Health & Wellness Benefits
Burdock has been used for centuries to remedy all sorts of ailments and particularly remove toxins from our blood! Blood purifier. Treats a variety of skin diseases such as abscesses, acne, carbuncles, psoriasis and eczema. Aids in blood circulation. Soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Burdock is helpful for individuals that are afflicted with diabetes and hypoglycemia as it provides helpful sugar that does not provoke rapid insulin production. This root is also helpful in cellular regeneration and useful in cleansing and treatment of Crohn's disease and diverticulitis.
Dandelion is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A. This flowering plant is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It is a good place to get B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even vitamin D. Dandelion contains protein too, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years and used to treat anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression. Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Kidney – This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too. Liver – Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance.
Red clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants). It is used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, lowering cholesterol, breast enhancement and breast health, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood. It is also used to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce the possibility of blood clots and arterial plaques and limiting the development of benign prostate hyperplasia. Several studies of a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones suggest that it may significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.
Chinese Star Anise
Traditional Asian herbalists believe this spice has a lot of health properties. They used it to treat breathing problems and coughing.
It’s useful for several conditions including asthma, athlete’s foot, baldness, body odor, bursitis, canker sores, chronic exhaustion, melancholy, influenza, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver troubles, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, arthritis, tuberculosis, ulcers, and yeast infections. In this particular article we will be discussing nine of the more commonly used health benefits of licorice root.
Yellow root, most commonly referred to as goldenseal, may have antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. This herb dates back to the Native American tribes who used yellow root as a remedy for digestive disorders such as gastritis, eye infections such as conjunctivitis, gonorrhea, canker sores, urinary tract infections and skin issues. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, yellow root has become one of the most popular herbs in the United States. Yellow root may be an effective immune booster, because it contains two alkaloids known as berberine and canadine that appear to harbor mild immune-stimulating effects. Warnings -Yellow root, in small doses and for short-term use, appears to be safe. Some side effects may include nausea, abdominal discomfort and vomiting. It may also irritate the mouth, throat and skin, as well as cause an increased sensitivity to light. Yellow root should not be taken by women who are breast-feeding or who are pregnant, and it should not be given to newborns or small children because it could cause jaundice or kernicterus. Those who suffer from liver or heart disease or have high blood pressure, are taking anticoagulants or tetracycline should not use yellow root. Any use of an herb, including yellow root, should be done under the supervision and cooperation of a doctor.
Dried, aged cascara sagrada bark is often prescribed for chronic constipation. The herb must be allowed to age at least a year before use to break down its anthrone chemicals. The bark contains compounds called anthraquinones (cascarosides A and B) which are transformed by intestinal bacteria into substances that act on the nerves in the intestinal tract, helping to pass stools. Cascara bark tea has a gentler laxative action, but is bitter. Warnings: Although no major side effects are known, chronic use can lead to electrolyte loss, especially of potassium. Take with adequate fluids. Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Not for use by persons that have appendicitis, Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis. If you experience cramping, reduce the dosage. Cascara sagrada is not known to be safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers therefore consult a health care provider prior to use. Not recommended for children under 12. Not for long-term use.