If you are like me, you may be looking for an internal cleansing tea, and other ways to detoxify, so that you can experience better mental health.
Herbal teas that detox are considered to be an important part of most cleansing routines.
The theme of my website is based on finding ways to improve our bodies, particularly through nutritional cleansing, and feel better mentally as a result. It’s cleansing the body to clear the mind: The Body-Mind Connection.
How do you pick an internal cleansing tea for detox? Based on what I have experienced, the answer is that it is very difficult to choose. It simply has to be a personal choice. One cleansing herbal tea will work for you but it may not for me. And there are many. Honeysuckle Flower, Rose, Chrysanthemum, Burdock Root, Grape Root, Dandelion, Sarsapilla Root, Yellow Dock root, Turkey Rhubarb, Cat’s Claw, Lobelia, Pau d’Arco, Walnut Bark, Wormwood etc. Rose Hip, Green Tea, Golder Seal, Mullein, Gravel Root.
More than a hundred herbs, including all of the above, are commonly used in herbal tea manufacture. Teas in various blends and mixtures are selected depending on their ability to detox. Confusing? Yes it is. Can an internal cleansing tea target a specific organ? Some tea distributors give advice on choosing an herbal tea based on the organ of the body you may be trying to detoxify. For example, you would choose parsley and licorice root tea to cleanse the kidney. Green tea, rosemary, parsley and turmeric would target the cleansing of the blood. The theory is that some herbal cleansing tea blends support the eliminations of toxins from certain organs more than others. But how would you really know what part of your body is toxic compared to another? I doubt if toxins are that selective in choosing sites.
And then there is Green Tea. Green tea has been in the tea hall-of-fame for thousands of years. It has been promoted as having more health benefits than all of the others. Various scientific papers have suggested that it helps with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, cholesterol reduction, heart disease and many others. The fact that it contains a powerful anti-oxidant(EGCG) may be the reason for its outstanding attributes. There is a suggestion that EGCG is even more powerful than Resveratrol, the health-promoting compound found in red wine. This might explain why heart disease among Japanese men is so low even though a huge percentage of them are smokers. Green tea is made using a steaming process which prevents the EGCG compound from loosing potency. Most of the other teas are fermented resulting in a chemical alteration of this anti-oxidant.
Is there a dark side to Green and Black Tea? A recent book states that the tea plant stores more fluoride than any other plant. This is due to environmental pollution which has increased, particularly over the last ten years. It is stated in the book that a cup of green tea contains as much fluoride (1mg) as a quart of artificially fluoridated water. Excessive fluoride consumption has been linked to arthritic symptoms. It is strongly suggested that you check to see if your green tea extract has been tested for fluoride content. What internal cleansing tea do I take? As part of my herbal cleansing routine
I take a combination of herbs and teas – Burdock, Suma Root, Liquorice Root, Fennel, Peppermint Leaf, Cinnamon Bark – that are blended in with other liver-supporting vitamins, trace elements and minerals.
This ensures that I am giving maximum nutritional support to my organs of elimination while I am cleansing. Internal cleansing tea is an important part of this process.