With springtime around, the renewed energy in the budding trees, birds, and the world around resonates with the renewed energy within your bodies. Over the winters, with your bodies slowed down and quietened, you should now set yourselves into the mood of internal rekindling. As you begin to feel more active and energetic, you may notice that the digestive system may not be on track with these changes. Read about Body Detoxification Process below.
To help the body adjust and have the ability to rekindle your internal flame, you must pay attention to detoxifying your digestive system with the stored load of the winter. There are many herbal cleansers and natural remedies you can use to get your digestive system back on track and utilize the rekindled energy to its fullest potential!
Essential Herbs for Spring Cleansing
Here are the go-to herb cleansers that work on detoxifying your digestive system:
Milk Thistle has long been used in traditional and western medicine for relieving liver and gallbladder concerns.
Its ability to benefit the kidneys is also fairly acknowledged. Its seeds are known to contain a complex of flavonolignans which have shown positive effects in improving liver function, especially when the liver has been damaged from alcohol, drugs, or stressful environments.
Milk thistle helps repair the liver and has hepatoprotective properties, which result in stabilizing the hepatocyte membranes against injury. It can also increase the intracellular concentration of glutathione and inhibits free radical production during toxin metabolism.
Dandelion Root & Leaf
Both the roots and leaves of taraxacum officinale or dandelion plants have long been used as a cleansing tonic and are often found in the form of bitter food. The plant has mineral-rich leaves which are considered to work as potassium-sparing diuretics and improve the removal of metabolic waste, mainly through the kidneys.
It does this without depleting the body of its vitamin and mineral supply, which is one of the reasons it is so effective. The root is rich in prebiotic inulin and is often prescribed in the treatment of liver and gallbladder conditions, particularly inflammation or stasis. It is also considered to have a significant effect on hepatoprotective and immunomodulating functions.
Burdock, also known as Arctium lappa, is another herb whose roots are shown to be effective in supporting the renewal and enhancement of detoxification pathways. The roots of this plant are shown to have effects in improving cellular metabolism as well and were often prescribed to those with sluggish digestive and lymphatic flow.
The root is highly nutritional and is a gentle laxative, and contains lignans, vitamins, minerals, inulin, and sesquiterpene lactones, which support the healthy elimination of toxins and improve digestive functions. It also supports the growth and effectiveness of beneficial gut bacteria!
The root of the Rumex Crispus or the yellow dock plant primarily works on improving digestive function and ensures healthy gut motility. It is useful in stimulating many important detoxification processes in both and contains anthraquinone glycosides, a light laxative that stimulates the intestines. It is also rich in iron and other minerals which improve the flow of bile, thereby preventing indigestion and constipation.
The above-mentioned herbal cleansers are perfect for your next spring-time detox and can have you recharged in no time!
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