8 Chinese Herbal Teas for Detoxification

According to traditional Chinese medicine, tea is the cheapest “antidote” for toxins such as alcohol, nicotine, exhaust gas, and radiation, which can eliminate toxins from the body effectively, and it is also a good drink for health care.

Nowadays, with the change of living and eating habits and the increase of life pressure, more and more toxins accumulate in the body.

Toxins refer to substances that have an adverse effect on the human body:

  • Internal toxins: wastes from metabolism, free radicals, cholesterol, fat, uric acid, lactic acid, water poison, extravasated blood, etc.
  • External toxins: caused by modern civilization such as air pollution, pesticide residues in vegetables, automobile exhaust, industrial waste gas, chemicals, preservatives in food, excessive heavy metals in cosmetics, junk food, etc.

The accumulation of toxins in the human body makes it easy to get sick, so regular detoxification for keeping a healthy body is very necessary. After removing the toxins from the body, the skin and body will become better and better.

Except for traditional Chinese tea, herbal tea also has a good effect on eliminating toxins. Here are 8 Chinese detox teas:

1. Chrysanthemum tea

Chrysanthemum is traditional Chinese medicine. It is originated in China, with a cultivation history of more than 2,500 years, and its varieties reach more than 3,000.

Chrysanthemum tea is made from dried Chrysanthemum. According to historical records, people in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) began to drink Chrysanthemum tea.

The computer is one of the indispensable tools for office workers. Staring at the computer for a long time is easy to make eyes fatigue and has radiation to the human body.

Chrysanthemum tea has the function of detoxification. It has the effect of resisting harmful chemicals and eliminating radioactive substances accumulated in the body.

It is also especially suitable for drinking in summer and it can clear away internal-heat and relieving summer heat.

2. Aloe tea

It is said that there are about 3,000 kinds of aloes on the earth, but no more than 6 kinds of aloes are eatable. The chemical composition of aloe is extremely complex, and its effective substances are higher than other plants.

The leaf juice of Aloe is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. It has a function of eliminating liver toxins, promoting blood circulation, reducing cholesterol, and eliminating toxins in the blood.

Aloe tea tastes a little bitter. When making aloe tea, you can add some honey or sugar. Aloe and honey both have good functions of lubricating intestine and promoting intestinal peristalsis, so they are also good choices for people who are losing weight.

3. Burdock tea

Burdock looks like Chinese yam and is traditional Chinese medicine. Its roots and fruit have medicinal value.

Burdock contains inulin, cellulose, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron and other vitamins and minerals needed by the human body. The content of carotene in Burdock is 150 times higher than that of carrot and the content of protein and calcium in it is the first among rhizome plants.

Burdock has a strong function of scavenging free radicals in the body. The free radicals are produced in the process of human metabolism. It can make cells aging and produce lipofuscin (senile plaques).

According to the <Compendium of Materia Medica>, Burdock can replenish nutrients to the body while eliminating toxins from the body, which is a very natural way to detoxify the body. This is why Burdock tea is so popular in the world.

It is simple and convenient to make Burdock into tea. It can not also clear intestines and detoxify them, but also enhance immunity.

4. Dandelion tea

Dandelion is traditional Chinese medicine and often used to treat heat-toxin disease.

Heat-toxin is a term of traditional Chinese medicine. It can cause skin redness, swelling, and inflammation and can cause hot eyes (bloodshot eyes), pharyngalgia, constipation, Sores Ulceration, etc. Modern research has found that dandelion leaves have the function of preventing and treating the tumor.

Regularly drinking dandelion tea can also improve the skin and remove freckles.

Dandelion contains dandelion alcohol, dandelion, choline, organic acid, inulin, and other healthy nutrients. It can not only be used for medicine but also edible.

5. Red clover tea

Red clover (Trifolium pratense), a traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat lung and respiratory diseases such as cough in China. This herb is widely praised for the medicinal value. It can be found in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Red clover tea is made from the leaves and flowers of the Red clover plants. And it has a mild diuretic property, which means it can stimulate urination, help eliminate excess salt, toxins and reduce liver and kidney pressure and workload.

Red clover tea contains a substance called coumarin, which can be used as a blood thinner. This blood thinner can effectively reduce thrombosis and improve blood circulation. Good blood circulation can improve the efficiency of detoxification.

6. Houttuynia cordata tea

Houttuynia cordata is called Yu Xing Cao in China. Yu Xing means “Fishy smell” and Cao means “Grass”. There is a strong fishy smell in the fresh leaves of Houttuynia cordata, which is not durable to smell, so it is named after the smell.

Houttuynia cordata tea is a traditional Chinese medicine prescription that is recorded in the medical book <Chinese Pharmacopoeia>. It can promote diuresis, clear away internal-heat, eliminate carbuncle toxins, etc.

Besides, Houttuynia cordata has the function of anti-radiation. It is suitable for people who are often close to the radiation source, such as X-ray machine and computer operators. Often drinking Houttuynia tea can reduce radiation damage to the body.

7. Chinese wolfberry tea

Chinese wolfberry also called Goji Berry or Gou Qi is traditional Chinese medicine. It contains riboflavin, nicotinic acid, ascorbic acid, and many trace elements.

LBP (Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide) is an important and key component in Chinese wolfberry. It can promote the phagocytosis of peritoneal macrophages, improve metabolism, regulate endocrine, promote protein synthesis, and accelerate liver detoxification.

Besides, if you have constipation, you can say that toxins accumulate in your body. Chinese wolfberry tea can also help relieve constipation.

8. Ginger tea

“Ginger is used to cure hundreds of diseases” has been said since ancient times in China. Ginger is also the main medicinal material of traditional Chinese medicine.

There are many prescriptions of ginger in many ancient Chinese medical books. Ginger is widely used for sterilization and detoxification. Many people often use ginger tea to treat cold.

In addition to clearing toxins and eliminating bacteria, gingerols in ginger can also remove lipofuscin very well, thus effectively reducing age spots.