The purifying herbal teas for the liver are based on artichoke, dandelion, milk thistle, licorice and other adjuvant herbs: let’s discover them together!
Let’s rely on friendly herbs and trusted herbalist to purify the liver and prepare ourselves for the new season.
A couple of cups a day, morning and evening, of artichoke or dandelion- based herbal teas are ideal to give him a hand, but licorice and mint and milk thistle are also excellent .
Here are some simple recipes to start purifying the liver.
Pure licorice herbal tea
Mentioned in the first herbarium of traditional Chinese medicine, licorice has been one of the natural remedies in Asia for around 5,000 years to treat coughs, food poisoning and liver ailments, while in Europe it was introduced in the 15th century by Dominican friars.
Digestive, purifying, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and protective of the gastric mucosa , licorice is a plant indicated for low blood pressure , against cough, sore throat, catarrh, cervical and gastric acidity, it also has a mild laxative function.
Ingredients and preparation : put 60 grams of licorice root in a saucepan of boiling water and leave it to infuse in a liter of water for about an hour, drink hot. If you love the strong taste of this licorice infusion, consume it as it is, otherwise add honey to taste.
Use : consume a hot cup in the evening, before going to bed.
Properties : purifying, refreshing, expectorant, diuretic.
Composite formulas of herbal teas for the liver
The artichoke , the dandelion and the milk thistle , which form the basis of the herbal teas that follow, are the plants of the liver par excellence .
The infusion prepared with artichoke leaves , which can be associated with other herbs, is truly miraculous from the point of view of stimulating diuresis and eliminating toxins: the taste is very bitter, but the benefit is guaranteed.
Milk thistle is known to have a valid protective action on the liver , linked to silymarin. Its intake is indicated for detoxification due to hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholism, drugs, and environmental toxins, which enter the body through food, water, air and skin.
With its purifying and anti-inflammatory properties, dandelion is an excellent ally in the treatment of liver-related diseases: it stimulates biliary, hepatic and renal function, i.e. it activates the excretory organs (liver, kidneys, skin) used for the transformation of toxins, in the most suitable for their elimination (faeces, urine, sweat).
Here are 4 ideas for your composite purifying herbal teas :
- Artichoke leaves, equal quantity of fennel, a smaller quantity of dandelion root and a few leaves of peppermint, mallow and lemon balm;
- Dandelion root base, then, in smaller quantities, gentian, rhubarb, orange peel, frangula bark, lemon balm, mint, licorice, star anise;
- Artichoke and milk thistle in equal quantities, burdock, fumitory , rosemary;
- Basic milk thistle , mint and cumin in smaller quantities.
Preparation : the herbs are left to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes in boiling water, to then be consumed sweetened, if necessary, with honey.
Advice : persistence. Their function as detoxifying herbal teas is excellent if drunk regularly, morning and evening, for at least a couple of weeks , accompanied by a light diet and healthy movement.