As the seasons change and springtime arrives, many of us feel the urge to cleanse and detoxify our bodies after a long winter. While there are many ways to support the body’s natural detoxification process, one effective method is to incorporate herbs into your diet. Here are five of the best herbs for a spring detox, along with a recipe for a detox herb-infused juice to help you feel your best.
Dandelion root is a powerful herb that supports liver function and helps to flush out toxins. It also has diuretic properties, which can help reduce bloating and water retention.
Milk thistle is another herb that supports liver health and helps to protect against damage from toxins. It contains a compound called silymarin, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Nettle leaf is a nourishing herb that is rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. It also supports kidney function and helps to reduce inflammation in the body.
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory herb that supports liver function and helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body. It contains a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits.
Ginger is a warming herb that helps to improve digestion and reduce inflammation in the body. It also has antimicrobial properties, which can help protect against harmful bacteria and viruses.
Detox Herb Infused Juice Recipe: The Royal Flush
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 tbsp dandelion root
- 1 tbsp milk thistle
- 1 tbsp nettle leaf
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Add the dandelion root, milk thistle, nettle leaf, turmeric, and ginger.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the herbs steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and discard the herbs.
- Stir in the lemon juice and pour the herb-infused water into a glass.
- Enjoy this refreshing and detoxifying drink.
Don’t forget to share your progress and accomplishments on social media. It’s a great way to hold yourself accountable and inspire others who may be going through a similar journey.
Here’s a fun and light-hearted caption to use on your next detox-related post (be sure to tag us: IG: @personalchef_upstateny, Twitter: Eatz@PB, and FB: @plantbasedeatz):
“I’m pretty sure kale is just a conspiracy created by the avocado industry to sell more toast, but I’m still going to eat it anyways. #SpringDetoxChallenge #DetoxingFromMyOwnLaziness”
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Let’s kick off this season with a clean slate! ~ Your Neighborhood Health Dealing Nutritionist & Chef ~ K