How many varieties of tea do you think exist? Go on, take a guess…
Would it surprise you to learn that there’s more than 3,000 varieties, making it the most consumed beverage in the world after water*.
Chinese medicine has long recognised the healing properties of a good brew, and in recent years its popularity has crossed over to the mainstream.
Detox or ‘teatox’ teas have become widely available in whole food and wellbeing shops, as well as trusted online retailers
Many combine naturally occurring ingredients, such as lemongrass or milk thistle. Although, to get the full benefits of these blends, its best to consume daily.
But what are some of the ingredients to look out for?
Here’s some of our favourites…
Known to support urinary health, dandelion can also help strengthen the immune system and balance sugar levels, which may prove beneficial during detoxification.
A helpful aid in digestion, as well as treating high blood pressure.
Said to strengthen the lymphatic system as well as act as a natural diuretic, burdock root often features in detox teas for these reasons.
Helps promote a healthy liver, important during a detox.
Another ingredient that helps promote a healthy liver, along with other reported benefits, including boosting skin health and its anti-aging effects.
Another great ingredient for supporting a healthy digestion system, it can also help with acid reflux too.
Also, take note:
Senna is often found in detox teas, and may have a laxative affect if consumed often. As with all teas, consumption in
moderation is advisable, or avoid teas with this ingredient if it is adversely affecting you. Please consult a medical professional for advice.