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Our Detox Teas: A Peek Inside

We have all heard the “new year, new you” mantra, advocating that we empty our closets, create resolutions and detox our lives. Every checkout line magazine and wellness center across the country seems to have their own version of “the” detox diet. And if you’re thinking we may have one too – we don’t. Here at Traditional Medicinals, we believe that our bodies are powerful and fundamentally self-healing. Sometimes, they just need help from the plants.

Our culture is awakening to old ideas rooted in nature and tradition. We hope to bring these time-tested perspectives into the detox conversation as well. Many detox diets refer to the body as being filled with “toxins,” which is where we as herbalists disagree. We believe our bodies are intelligent, and have effective and complex systems to rid the body of wastes and poisons.

When we formulated our Detox Tea line, we wanted to support your body’s natural detoxification process. To do this, we looked for plants that are system tonics, bitter tonics and that support our pathways of elimination. This way, you can work in harmony with your body’s natural functions, instead of shocking it with overly active plants or by doing an intense cleanse.

Our original detox blend, EveryDay Detox, is formulated based on Traditional Chinese Medicine combination theory. One of our active ingredients is schisandra berries, whose use was first documented 5,000 years ago. In combination with chicory root, dandelion root and lycium fruit (a.k.a. goji), this formula helps to stimulate your liver’s natural detoxification process.* EveryDay Detox is delightfully complex, with the help of schisandra berries (the five flavor fruit) the tea includes all five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty.

EveryDay Detox Dandelion is formulated based on a standardized German tea combination for liver and kidney health.* We use dandelion root and leaf to give your liver a little love and to support kidney function by increasing the flushing of waste from the kidneys.* We’ve also added in fennel, peppermint and licorice to make the blend slightly sweet and minty.

EveryDay Detox Lemon is based on a classic European herbal combination of burdock root, cleavers and stinging nettle, which promotes healthy skin, liver and kidney function.* This tea tastes balanced and bittersweet, with hints of aromatic citrus.

It’s important to note that even some of the strongest plants (and practices) work gently and over time. Many of us crave an instant fix or a drastic change, but this can be shocking to the body. We invite you to do something radically simple: drink more water, eat simply with whole foods and enjoy herbal teas to promote wellness.

Posted in Tea on January 9, 2015