TEAS I USED DURING MY 15 DAY JUICE FAST (YES THAT IS RIGHT, NO FOOD)
My fast came about during the month of January after a few months of research and a few more weeks of mental preparation.
I had no idea where my fast that was really a detox would take me; now on the other side I’m sort of Keto, Paleo and absolutely sugar free!
Sugar is addictive some say more then Heroin but I don’t necessarily agree with that but I do agree Sugar has an addictive property that most of us will make any excuse to keep.
So my concern was beyond water what would I drink? Juices were out besides the Green Juice, which was my nutrition. There was no caffeine and then I thought about the amazing properties of herbs. Herbs or tisanes are “teas” that contain no tea and since I was going caffeine free I had some choices to make.
What tisane would I drink and why? I did not want to waste time and drink something with no purpose. I began to study more about tea and this is what I came up with and what I chose to drink.
The number one reason I used Mint Tea was to calm my stomach, although I had no stomach issues at all, I wanted to give my stomach a peaceful calming drink to aid it in relaxing and calming since I’d put it through so much while eating foods not benefiting me or my organs at all.
Some other properties of mint tea are: improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind, cure bad breath and boosts the immune system.
Hibiscus tea is a wonderful tea to help detox the liver, one of the reasons of doing the cleanse/detox was to cleanse my body and allow my organs a chance to relax.
Here are some other fun facts about Hibiscus Tea they include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease
Dandelion Root tea, well, I was afraid of it at first and it quickly became a favorite, it’s earthy flavor really gave me something to look forward to as well as acting as a liver detox and getting rid of toxins stored up in my liver.
Other properties of Dandelion Root tea are: a natural diuretic effect, allowing your liver to more quickly eliminate toxins. It also helps strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, relieve heartburn and soothe digestive issues.
Soba (Himalayan Black Tartary Buckwheat)
I review teas and this tea actually showed up a day or two before the detox, it was about a week or so into the detox that I decided to try it and WOW, it’s now a steady favorite. It’s got a grain type flavor yet it’s not related to wheat at all it’s actually part of the rhubarb family.
Organic facts share some insights of the teas property here: a reduction in blood pressure, prevention of certain types of cancer, management of diabetes, improved digestion and cholesterol levels, boosted immune system, elimination of gallstones, protection from asthma attacks, and relief from constipation and other intestinal conditions. These benefits can mostly be attributed to the impressive range of proteins, minerals, antioxidants, and aromatic compounds found in buckwheat.
Forever Young Rose Flower
When I opened this tea and saw the full rose buds I thought it so strange however had to give it a try and wow it was amazing, then finding all the health benefits made me love it more. It reminded me of a Victorian drink and you can read my review about it HERE
I consulted the blog of Vega-Licious for the benefits of Rose Tea and here is an portion of her article on it HERE .
The reasons for the diuretic effects of the roses are they contain Vitamin C, pectin, malic and citric acids.”
10 more reasons to love Rose Tea
- It clears toxins and heat from the body. As a result it has a cooling effect on the body.
- It can relieve from sore throat, runny nose and blocked bronchial tubes.
- It is useful to people those prone to chest problems by fighting against infections.
- Rose tea helps to fight the infection in the digestive tract and re-establish the normal bacterial population of the intestines.
- It relieves fluid retention and hastens the elimination of wastes through kidneys.
- It is a wonderful remedy for dysentery, diarrhea and gastro enteritis.
- It is a laxative. It works as a remedy for all liver problems including sluggishness and constipation. [ding, ding, ding… the bells are going off!]
- It cleanses the liver and gall bladder and promotes bile flow.
- Rose petal tea can be used to relieve uterine congestion causing pain and heavy periods. It is an excellent remedy for irregular periods and infertility.
It has an uplifting effect on the nervous system and can relieve insomnia, depression and fatigue.
A combination of herbs to calm and relax this tea was just extra special to calm me down in a crazy work environment, the scent alone can just put you at ease. I loved having this special tea with me when I could make time to enjoy it and allow my body to just soak in it’s amazing qualities. Not so much a help with the detox as it was and still is a help with my calming efforts in a stressful job.
I hope these suggestions help you on your way to a better live, a non-toxic life. A life full of healthy eating, better function and a clearer mind, we all want it, now you can get it.
Oh and don’t say: You Can’t” if anything upsets me more is the giving up before you have even started. It takes preparation, both physical and mental. I tell you more about my preparation later on, some of it was worthless, actually but you can learn from my journey.
There is more to come, so much more so stay tuned and… start to prepare, you’re life is going to be more amazing then it was yesterday!
Thanks to Dr Axe , Organic Facts and Vega_licious for the detailed explanations of the teas properties.