With the coming holiday season, the body will be put to the test by having to eliminate more toxins than normal, because of richer and more hearty meals than usual. To do this, diuretic and depurative plants can help you to stimulate the functions of the kidneys and the liver, after excess food.
Diuretic plants to stimulate kidney elimination
To accompany and facilitate the task of the kidneys in their role of filtration of blood to evacuate waste and toxins, you can make infusions made from sweet fennel, marjoram, rosemary, tails of cherry, chervil, artichoke, birch, elderberry, goldenrod, green tea... as well as dandelion, nettle and orthosiphon, all three being diuretic as well as depurative.
Detoxifying depurative plants
To relieve the liver and gallbladder in their heavy duty of eliminating waste and toxins, plants, often with bitter compounds, are particularly recommended to take infusions. You can choose among dandelion, nettle and orthosiphon of course but also, do not hesitate to make herbal teas of thyme, rosemary, black radish, artichoke, burdock, fumitory...
A fillet of lemon can always be added to your herbal tea: it offers interesting detoxifying properties and is good taste.
In a more general way, you may simply need to solve digestive problems. Aromatic plants that reduce the pain of the digestive tract, which relieve bloating and flatulence and stimulate biliary secretions belong to the Apiaceae family (anise, fennel, dill, coriander, cumin, caraway...) and that of Lamiaceae (thyme, rosemary, savory, oregano, mint, lemon balm...).
You will have noticed, some plants have several therapeutic virtues interesting in terms of "detox": it is up to you to prepare your own decoction or infusion according to your digestive and / or liver symptoms.
Written by Nathalie on the 21/12/2017