Blending powerful herbs together can optimize the health benefits that nature has to offer. Definitely, not a coincidence that our own backyards have the ingredients to heal us; Mamma Nature is always on our side trying to sustain us. Teas have been a tried and true natural remedy for centuries. Some of my favorite blends come from Yogi Tea. I love that they encourage to purify your skin from the inside out! They stand behind the thought that our skin reflects our diet & lifestyle choices: it’s the mirror to internal health. It’s just as essential to cleanse from the inside, by reducing internal impurities, to have clearer, glowing skin.
I’m currently sippin’ on Yogi Tea’s Skin DeTox. Here are some of the key players:
Detoxifying ingredients often target the liver because it is one of the body’s important detoxifying centers. Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP informs that “the liver is the foundation of your body’s ability to detoxify. The largest solid organ in your body, your liver is situated on the right side within your rib-cage. This powerhouse organ has some spectacular skills, including the astonishing ability to heal and regenerate itself. It’s the main metabolic “clearinghouse” for both naturally-produced chemicals and foreign or toxic molecules that invade your body. Use the 2 following links to read further information about the liver’s functions & the body’s detoxifying capacities.
- Burdock Root: Herbalists value burdock as one of the few herbs that is better known for detoxifying the liver.
- Dandelion Root: This herb is celebrated as a liver cleanser in the world of herbal medicine. Dandelion root is one of the best remedies to support liver health, which in turn supports the health of the skin. Dandelion root can help normalize bile flow, causing the liver to produce the proper amount of bile to send to the gall bladder. It also acts directly on the gall bladder, causing it to contract and release stored bile, benefiting liver congestion and bile duct and gall bladder function.
- Yellow Dock Root: In herbal medicine, it has a long history of use as a detoxifying herb. Yellow dock root is used to support healthy skin and cleanse the liver; for those purposes it is often combined with dandelion root. A rich source of iron, yellow dock root is traditionally used to add iron to the diet.
- Red Clover: In herbal medicine, red clover flower is used as a general detoxifying (blood cleansing) herb.
Cooling Ingredients are used to target inflammation. When the body’s systems are stressed it can result in inflammation. Signs of inflammation include: warm/hot to touch, redness, swelling/puffiness, & pain. Cooling down the affected area is often the first line of defense in treatment (RICE= rest, ice, compress, elevate).
- Rose Petal: In herbal traditions rose petal is especially good for reducing heat in the body and soothing mucous surfaces. Since Rose petal cools and soothes the skin, it is a popular ingredient in many topical skin preparations.
- Hibiscus Flower: Known to be a natural body refrigerant (to have cooling properties) in North Africa.
This tea has a fragrant smell & is quite delightful read more about it at Yogi Tea’s Skin DeTox page.