Detox Herbal Tea Breakdown
Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Heres a brief break down of the Detox Tea blend so you know the intentions behind it and the purpose of each herb included in the blend. This tea was created to drink as an everyday detox tea. Dr. Morse’s heal all tea was my inspiration but it quickly turned into my own creation after removing the herbs that just don’t taste good and adding in herbs that have an excellent flavor that were more enjoyable to drink.
This is my go to blend for everyday use. I haven’t drank coffee in years but this could absolutely be used as an alternative to coffee. It’s my favorite tea of all 3 of them and the flavor is warming, naturally sweet, and invigorating.
Each herb in this blend is supportive to the detoxification pathways and encourages gentle elimination. It’s perfect for drinking first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to let those herbs be the first thing the cells come into contact with after your nightly dry fast.
Sarsaparilla is the main ingredient and base herb of this blend because of the incredible flavor it has and it’s also supportive to every elimination pathway. This herb has been known to improve the quality of the skin, reduce inflammation in the body, and support the removal of excess bacteria, microorganisms, and fungus within the body. It’s not the strongest anti parasitic herb there is but it is very powerful without the terrible taste of anti parasitic herbs. Sarsaparilla also supports the function of the liver which is the main organ that toxins are cycled through so liver support is extremely important for detoxification.
The next herb in this blend is Aloe. I’m sure you know that aloe is excellent for healing topical skin conditions but it’s also a digestive system powerhouse when you use the roots and dried leaves in a tea. It's been known to help those that struggle with digestive system disturbances because it’s a very healing herb. It’s a gentle natural laxative that encourages regular, daily elimination. Aloe is very mineral dense which is essential for healthy enzyme production.
Dandelion root is my favorite herb and it’s in every one of my blends for a good reason. Dandelion is a super gentle herb, it’s safe for everyone including infants but it’s also a really powerful herb. It’s supportive for all the path ways of elimination. The skin, liver, kidneys, digestive system, and the lungs are all supported by dandelion. Dandelion is packed full of nutrients, both minerals and vitamins A, C and K. It’s a natural diuretic which encourages kidney elimination, prevents water retention, and also helps control blood pressure.
Burdock root is another liver supportive favorite. It detoxes blood, the lymphatic system, and skin so it’s really supportive for overall detoxification. It also contains phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin, which are powerful antioxidants needed to combat free radicals. Both burdock root and dandelion are excellent for any type of skin condition. They’re also natural diuretics that help the kidneys eliminate excess waste. Burdock is also helpful for strengthening bones and teeth. It also induces sweating so it’s very supportive for toxin elimination and skin health.
Licorice root is an awesome herb for the adrenal glands & urinary system. It’s one of the main herbs that regulates cortisol and aids in adrenal fatigue. It’s also supportive and strengthening to the GI which promotes a healthy gut. This is also a very beneficial herb for the entire endocrine system. It’s an anti-viral, antispasmodic, and an adaptogenic herb that can increase energy and endurance and boost the immune system. Licorice is a sweet, antioxidant rich, immune supporting ally. If you’re sensitive to the power of licorice root, this tea blend is a great option for you because teas are very gentle and help our bodies work up to being able to take full doses of these herbs.
Slippery elm bark is one of the best herbs to support gut health. It’s very soothing to the GI staring from the mouth all the way through the digestive tract. slippery elm is one of the main herbs known to improve symptoms of constipation, IBD and IBS. It’s a mucilaginous which helps to sooth irritation because it allows the body to create a healthy mucus that protects against ulcers and excess acidity. It helps to strengthen the kidneys as well. It’s high in phenolics, antioxidants, has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Slippery elm bark contains compounds called phenolics that are a kind of antioxidant that protect against pathogens and oxidative stress.
Marshmallow root helps restore integrity of the gut lining, beneficial for inflammatory bowel diseases because of its anti-inflammatory properties, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The mucilage properties of marshmallow help issues with acid reflux, stomach ulcers, and heart burn by providing a coating of the inside of the stomach. It’s one of the main herbs used in treating leaky gut. Marshmallow aids in breaking up mucus, reducing inflammation, and killing bacteria. It is very supportive to the kidneys and bladder because it can help increase urination to remove waste from the body and balance fluids. It's also full of antioxidants in the form of flavonoids. Marshmallow is also very supportive to the respiratory system to reduce pain and swelling with its anti inflammatory properties.
Papaya leaf is one of my new favorites because if it’s benefits for the liver and GI. It naturally improves function, detoxifies and cleanses the liver. Papaya leaf strengthens the blood, and supports digestive function by alleviating bloating, gas, and heartburn. It’s also a strong herb for killing off h. pylori bacteria. Papaya leaf contains a compound called Papain, well known for its ability to break down large proteins into easier-to-digest proteins and amino acids. That benefit alone is helpful for those that struggle with digesting food. It’s a mild appetite stimulant and really helps those that struggle to eat enough calories.
Lemon balm has such a great flavor and a ton of benefits so it really brings every blend into complete synergistic harmony. Lemon balm is a naturally relaxing herb that has been known to aid the nervous system, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and promote overall good moods. Lemon balm also promotes healthy liver function. It aides the liver in cholesterol synthesis and that protects the heart muscles from injuries. Lemon balm is antibacterial, anti viral, and antimicrobial helpful in combating symptoms such as cold sores, brain fog, exhaustion, digestive problems, and a weak immune system.
That is the Detox tea in its entirety. Every herb included has its own specific purpose and they all work even better together to provide daily support to the body during detoxification or to just ease yourself into your detoxification journey. I hope you give it a try and love it as much as I do!