Top 10 best detox plants
Did you know that your body has organs specifically responsible for filtering and eliminating the toxins and waste you absorb on a daily basis? They are called emunctories (liver, intestines, lungs, kidneys, and skin). Each emunctory is responsible for eliminating one or more types of waste. But sometimes, they can become saturated and no longer allow for the efficient elimination of undesirable elements. This is where a detox cure can be useful! The top ten detox and depurative plants are listed in this article.
Why use plants to detoxify your body?
Several types of detox cures exist juice cures, fasting, mono-diet.. but also consumption of infusions or taking plants in food supplements. Infusions, which are less concentrated than food supplements, offer the advantage of a gentle and light detox, ideal for purifying your body. Food supplements can contain a single plant, or several for a more effective synergy of plants according to your needs.
Before starting a detox, naturopathy advises you to first define your vital energy level, so as not to tire your body. In general, it is not recommended to drain all 5 emunctories at once, but to target them according to your problems. For example, if you have transit problems, you should choose plants known for cleansing the intestines. The liver is also very often targeted in detox cures to improve digestion. It is the most important emunctory in our body! Some plants may target only one emunctory or several.
Our top 10 best detox and depurative plants
Offered in capsules, in the form of ampoules or candies as in our gummies, plants can be of great help if you want to detoxify your body, whether after a period of overeating or a change of season. Taken as a cure, they help you to find lightness, to digest better, and to boost your vitality naturally. Here are our top 10 plants to adopt in a detox cure:
1. Artichoke, for digestive disorders
Appreciated in our kitchens, the artichoke is also a formidable plant to help promote digestion and regulate transit. It has choleretic and cholagogue properties, which stimulate the secretion and elimination of bile. Its draining action is also appreciated when you want to lose weight or maintain your weight.
2. The black radish, contributes to the normal functioning of the liver
Star of the detox and depurative plants, the black radish has like the artichoke an action on the liver by facilitating the secretion of bile. It thus helps to maintain the normal functioning of the liver and to evacuate the residues of drugs, pollutants as well as alcohol. Because of its choleretic action, black radish also contributes to facilitating digestion and increases intestinal motility for good transit.
3. Dandelion, depurative plant
Rich in potassium and lactones, dandelion has diuretic properties that help prevent kidney problems. It is recommended as a detox cure to stimulate and soothe the liver and find comfort in case of difficult digestion. To boost its properties, dandelion can be combined with other plants such as black radish or milk thistle.
4. Burdock, for a beautiful skin
An ideal detox plant to use if you have skin problems such as acne or psoriasis, burdock has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that will help you improve the appearance of your skin. Depurative and detoxifying, it can be used both in infusion and as a food supplement for a tailor-made detox cure.
5. Nettle, diuretic and purifying
If your detox cure is focused on supporting the kidneys, nettle is one of the most recommended plants for eliminating toxins, liquids, and other waste in your body while also fighting against water retention. Nettle, like burdock, will also have a positive effect on the beauty of the skin thanks to its detoxifying and purifying properties, ideal if you have combination, oily and blemish-prone skin.
6. Birch, in juice or sap
Very popular in the spring, birch consumed in juice is one of the most frequently used plants in detox. It is known for its diuretic properties, which help eliminate toxins after winter. We can also find gemmotherapy birch buds, which have all the virtues of the plant. They are recommended to reinforce the purification capacities of the body and to contribute to preventing the formation of gallstones.
7. Cherry tails, for detox and slimming cure
If you want to eliminate toxins and waste from your body and help you lose weight naturally in combination with a balanced diet and a minimum of physical activity, try cherry stems! To be consumed as an infusion or maceration, they offer slimming and diuretic properties ideal for regaining lightness after a period of excess.
Widely used in phytotherapy, meadowsweet contains many active ingredients, including salicylic acid, flavonoids, tannins, vitamin C, and iron.
In detox, it is used to contribute to the normal functioning of the kidneys thanks to its diuretic properties, as well as to find comfort in case of gastric disorders. Like cherry stems, it is also believed to have slimming properties by helping to fight against water retention and cellulite formation.
9. Peppermint, the ally of a good digestion
To support the functioning of your liver but also your intestines, peppermint is one of the most effective plants! Its benefits on digestion are no longer to be proven. In infusion or in the form of essential oil, peppermint drains the liver by promoting the secretion of bile, which helps to eliminate toxins more efficiently. Its benefits on the transit are recommended after a food excess. In detox, it will support the functioning of several emunctories (liver, kidneys, and intestines).
10. Fennel, for overall digestive well-being
Like peppermint, fennel is widely used to help support digestion. It is not for nothing that we integrated it into our food supplement digestion! In phytotherapy, fennel is used to fight against digestive disorders such as bloating, but also to help open the appetite. We use fennel in detox cure generally associated with other plants for more global action.