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Medic for Detoxification

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9. Stinging Nettles

Stinging nettles are excellent for detoxifying the blood. The herb also works as a natural diuretic, encourages the elimination of inflammatory wastes, and stimulates the lymphatic system.

Stinging nettles for detoxification

Plus, it is packed with vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, along with potassium, magnesium, iron, and chlorophyll.

  1. Boil one cup of water and put one teaspoon of dried nettle leaves in it.
  2. Cover and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Drink this tea two or three times daily.

10. Turmeric

Turmeric is well-known for its medicinal and healing properties. It also detoxifies your liver, purifies the blood, and is beneficial for lung and colon health too. Plus, it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancerous properties.

Turmeric for detoxifcation

  • Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder, juice from one lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and a little honey (to taste) to one cup of warm water. Drink this once daily for a few days or weeks.
  • Alternatively, boil two cups of water, add one-half teaspoon each of turmeric powder and dry ginger powder, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Then strain the tea and add juice from half a lemon and one tablespoon of pure maple syrup. Drink this daily or a few times a week for a few weeks.

Note: Some herbs and detox remedies may not be suitable for pregnant or nursing mothers, or people who are struggling with chronic degenerative diseases like diabetes, thyroid disorder, tuberculosis or cancer.


In addition to the remedies above, improve your diet and lifestyle to maintain a healthy body. For instance, a diet high in fiber encourages the elimination of intestinal build-up, which includes toxins. Also, drink at least eight glasses of water daily.


Stay away from cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, refined sugars, and saturated fats to reduce toxin load. Plus, keep stress at bay by practicing yoga, meditation, and deep breathing for your overall well-being.


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Medic for Detoxification was last modified: April 18th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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47 thoughts on “Medic for Detoxification”

  1. I do the oil pulling with organic cold pressed coconut oil, which also kills candida and bacteria. This should be done at night as well as in the morning for 20 minutes.

    1. what is “cold pressed coconut oil” also is it liquid or solid form, and can I get it at a local grocery store
      Thank you

  2. This page is very helpful but those of us in sub Sahara Africa do not have these herbs. But most of all I am very grateful to you. Keep it up.

  3. thank you all for being there informing those who take there health more seriouse then the average. also for those of us who know the huge potential dangers o all most every thing we eat.I salute you all.

  4. I believe I have been poisoned and have serious health issues now for about 6 years.. What is the quickest and best way to help get started on detoxification

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