We are heading into the new year and I'm sure many of you feel like me right now...my body could use a little boost and helpful cleanse after eating all those yummy holiday goodies. There are a few gentle herbs that we use regularly in our family to help the body along in it's cleansing process. These are dandelion leaf or root, burdock root, milk thistle, and garlic. To read about gentle cleansing and the wonderful benefits of these 4 herbs, you can read this article. These herbs are inexpensive and easy to integrate into your day to day routine.
We love to eat garlic in so many dishes, whether cooked or raw, this herb packs a powerful punch when it comes to helping your body's overall health. We like to eat it raw in salad dressing or salsas, and cooked in just about every dish imaginable (if you do cook it, be sure to mince it well, then allow it to sit at least 10 minutes before eating it, as this will allow it's medicinal effects to remain at optimal levels). If you are not a big fan of garlic, you can consume this herb in capsule form.
Our burdock root is consumed the same way as the dandelion root. It too is a strong tea, so be sure to season with honey and sip throughout the day.
As with any herb, I recommend rotating use and not taking them all every day. These 4 herbs are gentle and a wonderful way to start a gentle supportive cleanse. You can buy these herbs in their dried, capsule, or tincture forms from Mountain Rose Herbs. Just click my icon to the right and it will take you to their site. Be sure to check out their amazing giveaway on their blog!