Detoxification (detox) diets are popular, but there is little evidence that they eliminate toxins from your body.
Detoxification or detoxication (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver.
The traditional Chinese medicine says that the human body goes through a 24-hour cycle which is similar to biorhythm that affects the emotional, intellectual and physical state.
According to this cycle, the body energy or chi goes through the essential organs.
During the night sleep, chi is flowing throughout the body and is restoring your health. The liver is the most active organ during the night, especially between 1-3 AM. So before going to bed, it is recommended to consume food that is known to improve liver function so it can clean the body of toxins.
You also need to stay hydrated so the kidneys could clean your body of harmful toxins which are accumulated throughout the day.
8 Detox Teas, You Should Drink Every Night
Below you can find 8 healthy teas which can improve the liver function. With their help, you will feel energized and you will lose weight faster. These teas can be found in Asian groceries, health food stores and online stores.
- Chamomile Tea
This tea has similar properties as ginseng, as it is extremely beneficial. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-peptic, antipyretic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-fungal properties. All of this characteristic help in strengthening and protecting the liver from being damaged.
You can use it as a relaxing tonic for muscle tension, stress, insomnia etc. You will be able to have deep night sleep and in this way, the detoxification process won’t be interrupted.
We all know that warm lemon water should be consumed first thing in the morning. But you should drink it before going to bed as well. The citrus fruit is rich in hesperidin (bioflavonoid), which has hepatoprotective properties. So, just add one unpeeled lemon in a glass of water. You can also add a teaspoon of honey for better results.
- Jujube Fruit
This fruit is also known as red plum or Korean plum and is used for 10.ooo years for treating various medical conditions. It is rich in iron and phosphorous which are important for improving red blood cell count, increases blood flow, treats insomnia and anemia.
- Lotus Seed
These seeds are also known as Lian Zhi and are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine since ancient times. They help in a relieving cough and cleaning the body of toxins. They are also effective against insomnia and combined with lavender, they act against anxiety as well.
Besides the wonderful scent, the rose has bitter and warm properties which can help against liver damage and spleen meridians. It also improves the blood and energy flow, digestion and helps with some stomach diseases.
Peppermint is mostly used for digestive problems, but it contains anti-inflammatory properties which help against liver and gallbladder problems. Peppermint is also delicious and calming, so you should drink peppermint tea before going to bed.
- Oatmeal Water
To prepare oatmeal water, you just need to boil some oatmeal in water and consume the water after it is cool enough. The water contains the nutrients which are released from the grains and if you start drinking it, you will lose weight, lower the cholesterol level, improve bowel functions, cleanse your body, calm your mind etc.
- Schizandra Berries
Schizandra is traditionally used to treat liver disease and boost energy level. It also contains schisandrin, which is a hepatoprotective compound that improves your immune system thus making you more resistant to various diseases, poisons and stress. The berries also protect your body from radiation damage and they improve the adrenal health.
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