Did you know that showing just a little love to the second largest organ in your body can have some pretty dramatic influences on your overall health, happiness, and appearance? The liver is responsible for a whole array of functions from detoxification to digestion, so when it’s happy – your whole body can be happier! Today I’m going to introduce you to some herbal teas that can help detox, cleanse, and strengthen your liver for great health and some big TLC for your whole body.
How Your Liver Loves You
Here are just a few of the things your liver does for you all day, every day!
- Cleans blood
- Boosts immunity
- Removes toxins from body
- Helps digest protein, carbs, and fats
- Helps the blood clot
- Creates over 1,000 enzymes
- Stores and distributes minerals and vitamins
- Stores and distributes energy for muscle function
- Helps regulate blood sugar
Can you believe that list? The liver is seriously amazing!
Now that you know a few things about what your liver does for you, you’ll understand why it’s so important to keep it clean, healthy, and happy. The good news is that a weekly or even monthly round of liver-loving herbal tea can help make all the difference in the world and transform many areas of your overall health.
Herbal Tea For Liver Health
Check out each herbal tea for liver health below and learn how it can work on its own or along with other herbs in this collection to help your liver be at its best!
This is an essential when it comes to any serious herbal tea collection. Milk thistle is good for so many things, but it has a really special affinity for helping the liver.It helps strengthen the liver and can protect it from toxins that would like to enter into the deepest cells. Milk thistle is an herbalists favorite as an overall liver tonic tea, and it’s so gentle that it can be used on a monthly basis without any trouble.
Another popular liver tonic herbal tea, dandelion root helps clean out the liver and remove issues that can lead to poor liver function. Adding dandelion to blends throughout the year is a great way to help keep your liver performing at its peak!
As one of the most powerful nutritive herbal teas there are, alfalfa can get to work replenishing the stores of vitamins and minerals the liver keeps on hand for whenever they’re needed. Enjoying alfalfa in your favorite herbal tea blend after illness, sedentary seasons, or when you just feel sluggish can help boost your liver with the building blocks it needs so that the rest of your body can feel great!
This Chinese favorite has been used for centuries to help flush toxins and stagnant life energy from the liver and its related energy channels. Adding dong quai to liver blends takes healing to an energetic level so you can be sure that you’re getting a truly deep cleanse!
Liver Cleanse Herbal Tea Recipe
Combine the following herbs…
2 parts Dandelion Root
1 part Milk Thistle
1 part Ginger Root, Carob, Lemon Verbena, or any other flavorful herb you love
Mix thoroughly. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of your blend to 8 ounces of boiling water. Steep for 8 minutes.
Enjoy this tea for a few days each month as a gentle liver tonic, or as suggested by your healthcare professional.