Cleansing Herbs Guide

Including herbs in your diet is an easy and effective way to remove toxins from your body.  Include them in your cooking, have them with a salad, or consume in capsule form.  Below are the body systems and the herbs that can assist in their support.

Body Systems

Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System: This system is made up of the heart, blood, blood vessels, and lymphatics. It is the body’s delivery system, concerned with circulating blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body and removing carbon dioxide and waste products.

Alfalfa, Black Cohish, Black Walnut, Burdock Root, Cayenne Pepper, Chlorella, Dandelion, Echinacea, Gotu Kola, Guar Gum, Gymnema Sylvestre, Hawthorn Berries, Neem, Peppermint, Red Clover, Stinging Nettle, Yarrow, Witch Hazel, Yellow Dock

Digestive System: is responsible for receiving and digesting food and excreting waste. This system includes not only the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine, which move and absorb food, but associated organs such as the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder, and appendix which produce digestive enzymes, remove toxins, and store substances necessary for digestion.

Alfalfa Leaf, Black Cohish, Cascara Sagrada, Chickweed, Dandelion, Fennel Seed, Gentian Root, Ginger Root, Guar Gum, Guduchi, Gum Acacia, Hibiscus Flower, Irish Moss, Marshmallow, Milk Thistle, Mint, Papaya, Parsley, Passionflower, Peppermint, Psyllium Seed, Pumpkin, Slippery Elm, Triphala, Tumeric, Wormwood, Yarrow, Yucca Root

Endocrin System: Produces chemical messengers carried in the blood, which direct the activities of different organ systems this includes the Thyroid gland,  Parathyroid gland, Adrenal glands, Pituitary gland, Pancreas (the part that produces insulin and other hormones), Stomach (the cells that produce gastrin), Pineal gland, Ovaries, Testes

Cascara Sagrada

Integumentary System: This system consists of the skin, hair, nails, and sweat glands. Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature.

Oatstraw, Golden Seal, Horsetail, Marigold, Neem,

Muscular System: This system is made up of muscle tissue and tendons (connects muscle to bone) that helps move the body and move materials through the body.

 

Nervous System: The nervous system is the control center of the human body. It is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It receives and interprets stimuli and transmits impulses to organs. Your brain uses the information it receives to coordinate all of your actions and reactions.

Black Cohosh, Fennel Seed, Gotu Kola, Oatstraw, Passionflower, Red Clover,

Reproductive System:  The human reproductive system ensures that humans are able to reproduce and survive as a species. It is made up of the Penis, Prostate gland, Seminal vesicles, Vasa deferentia, and Testes in the male and the Vagina, Cervix, Uterus, Fallopian tubes and Ovaries in the female.

Galacactogogue: Fenugreek, Milk Thistle, Shatavari, Indonesian Torbangun, Tumeric, Ginger, Goat’s Rue, Alfalfa, Anise, Fennel Seed, Blessed Thistle

Respiratory System: The primary function of the respiratory system is to supply the blood with oxygen in order for the blood to deliver oxygen to all parts of the body. The respiratory system does this through breathing. It consists of the nose, larynx, trachea, diaphragm, bronchi, and lungs.

Alfalfa, Black Cohosh, Eucalyptus, Fenugreek, Ginger Root, Marshmallow, Mullein leaf, Nettle, Slippery Elm

Skeletal System: The skeletal system provides the shape and form for our bodies in addition to supporting and protecting our bodies, allowing bodily movement, producing blood cells, and storing minerals. This system consists of bones, ligaments (connects bone to bone), cartilage, and joints.

Synovial fluid: This fluid is found in the cavities of synovial joints (wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips and knees).  The principal role of this fluid is to reduce the friction between articular cartilage of synovial joints during movement.

Pleurisy root, Comfrey

Serous fluid: The structures which move the joint i.e. muscles, tendons, and bones, have their own blood supply which delivers serous fluid to the joints which act as a lubricant.

Gravel Root, Bryonia, Poison Ivy (non toxic type), White pond lilly

 

Urinary System: The purpose of the urinary system is to filter out excess fluid and other substances from your bloodstream. Some fluid gets reabsorbed by your body but most gets expelled as urine. The organs found in this system are the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.

 Basil, Beets, Black Cohosh, Cranberry, Fenugreek, Hibiscus Flower, Horsetail, Parsley, Yarrow, Violet leaf,

Pain Relief:  Decreases or eliminates bodily pain

Blue Lotus, Kava Kava, Wild Opium Lettuce, Kratom

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