As everyday impurities find their way into our bodies, we may be left feeling tired or out of balance. Yogi DeTox is a gentle way to help the body cleanse itself by aiding the two primary filtering organs, the liver and kidneys. Our tea uses the time-honored purifying herbs Burdock and Organic Dandelion to support the liver, and Juniper Berry to promote kidney function. The traditional Ayurvedic cleansing blend called “trikatu” (Ginger, Black Pepper, and Long Pepper) supports blood flow, while Indian Sarsaparilla adds spicy flavor. When combined with an overall wellness program, DeTox helps bring healthy balance from within.*
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Traditionally used as one of the herbs that gives the delicious taste to root beer, Indian Sarsaparilla Root has also been used medicinally as a "spring tonic" for its detoxifying features. Sarsaparilla contains plant hormones that are throught by herbalists to support and balance "heat" in the body.
Cinnamon Bark comes from a small evergreen tree that is native to Sri Lanka. Cinnamon is a pungent, sweet and hot spice that can warm and invigorates the body and support function of the respiratory and digestive systems. It can also help to promote circulation to the joints and support immune function.
Ginger Root, the underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale, has been used in many herbal traditions since ancient times. In Ayurveda, ginger is known as the wonder herb, and it's no wonder, since Ayurveda uses ginger for a wide variety of conditions, including supporting digestion. Historically, ginger root was one of the most respected herbs for supporting joint health. Ginger has also been traditionally used to support healthy peripheral circulation, so it can help warm up cold hands and feet, and will also promote sweating when that is needed.
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a flavorful, sweet herb that has been used for thousands of years and is still one of the most widely used herbs in all herbal systems. Licorice has been used traditionally to support the skin and the liver. It also is thought by herbalists to help soothe indigestion and the throat.
Burdock Root - a member of the daisy family that originated in Eurasia - is now firmly established as a naturalized plant in North America. Herbalists value burdock for helping to detoxify the liver. The root is served as a food in Japan, where it is known as gobo. Resembling a long brown carrot, burdock can be prepared in the same way you might enjoy a carrot, such as fresh juice or in a stir-fry dish.
The root of a plant that many see as a pesky yard weed is a celebrated liver cleanser in the world of herbal medicine. Dandelion root has been traditionally used to support the liver, which in turn can support the skin.
Cardamom seed is a uniquely flavored culinary herb in the ginger family. But cardamom seed is more than its delicious flavor. This herb is warming and has been traditionally used to support healthy stomach and digestive function as well as the respiratory system.
Clove Buds are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the Myrtle family. The English name clove derives from Latin clavus (nail), as the shape of the buds resembles small nails. Clove bud is widely used as a spice in ancient Asian herbal traditions. With a warming quality, clove supports circulation and digestion.
Not only is Black Pepper one of the most widely used culinary spices in the world, it also has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine. A spicy herb that can help support digestion, it also supplies antioxidants, which can help to reduce free radicals. As a diuretic, black pepper can support water balance in the body.
Long Pepper Berry (Sanskrit pippali) is a peppercorn approximately one to two inches in length that is used in Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalism. Ayurveda considers pippali to help cleanse the blood. It is also renowned as a beneficial herb for supporting the digestive and respiratory systems.
Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark, called Huang Bai in China, is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. It includes berberine, a natural chemical that makes the herb appear yellow. Traditionally used primarily to reduce "heat energy" in the body, this herb is also used to support bowel, vaginal and urinary function, and can help support healthy joints.
Japanese Honeysuckle is a species of honeysuckle native to eastern Asia. Highly valued in Traditional Chinese medicine, where it is known as ren dong teng ("winter enduring vine") this cooling herb is used to help balance excessive heat in the throat and support the lungs. It is also used as an overall support to the immune system.
Forsythia fruit is the dried seed pod of Forsythia suspensa, a lovely bright yellow flowering bush that is among the first spring blooms in many northern climates. Native to China, forsythia fruit is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for detoxifying. Because of its detoxifying qualities, forsythia fruit often finds its way into TCM formulas to support the kidneys and skin.
Gardenias were originally found only in China and Japan, but today there are over 200 different species of gardenia, mostly hybrids, throughout the world. Gardenia fruit is used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where it is known as zhi zi. TCM uses gardenia primarily to promote calm, but it is also used to support bladder and urinary tract health.
Chinese Goldenthread Root is one of the coldest and bitterest herbs used in Chinese medicine. Goldenthread is a close relative of an extremely bitter and very useful American herb, the well-known goldenseal. In Chinese medicine, goldenthread is used to promote a calm mood and to support sleep.
Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum) is a cold herb that is traditionally used to support bowel elimination. It has been used as a detoxifying herb for the entire body.
The winter melon seed (also known as wax gourd) has been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The seed is thought by herbalists to be one that can help to "reduce heat," particularly in the large intestine. It also is used to support healthy lung function, the respiratory system and with urination.
A juniper berry is not a true berry, but is a seed cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales that give it a berry-like appearance. Used as a spice in European cuisine, juniper berry has been used in traditional herbal medicine to support kidney and urinary tract function, as well as to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range. The essential oil can be stimulating to the kidneys. The warming and bitter properties support digestion and can soothe intestinal gas. Juniper berry can also be warming for the joints.
Bring water to boiling and steep 5 to 10 minutes. For a stronger tea, use 2 tea bags. Drink 1 to 3 cups anytime during the day, up to 10 tea bags a day. DeTox can be used every day for up to 30 days. Pause up to 1 week before resuming.*