Detoxifying the liver is a key action when you feel that your metabolism is sluggish, you are stressed, getting fat, without enough energy for daily activities. And it is best to drink teas at night before bed – but you know why?
Well, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver has its time of greater work in the detoxification of its body, between 1 and 3 o’clock in the morning.
So, if you routinely drink some cleansing tea before bedtime, you will be facilitating the liver-cleansing action-cleansing the body by purifying the toxins that result from metabolism, digestion, hormone production.
In this article, you will discover five of such depurative teas.
1. Chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is one of the best drinks we can ingest at night as it is digestive, soothing inducing a restful sleep and supports liver clearance by the presence of chamomile antioxidants. Apart from these benefits, chamomile also contains anti-inflammatory agents that help in muscle relaxation, allowing a restful night’s rest.
Make your chamomile tea like this: add a teaspoon of chamomile flowers to a cup of boiling water. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes and drink, still warm. Repeat every night for 7 days, and continue the detoxification program by alternating with another of the recipes below.
2. Warm water with lemon
Lemon tea or simply lukewarm water with a squeezed lemon is very beneficial for its diuretic and depurative properties. Do not boil the lemon so you do not lose the vitamin C it contains. Use in the ratio of a whole lemon to a cup of hot water tea. Take for 7 consecutive nights and alternate with another of the depurative teas.
3. Ginger and lemon tea
Ginger and lemon make a great combination if it is to cleanse the liver and improve health. Ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory and, for many people, also acts with a mild sedative, soothing and relaxing effect. Both lemon and ginger have significant vitamin C content and antioxidants, and together they are the best stimulant for the immune system. You should use for one cup of boiling water a slice of ginger and a half lemon – put the ginger in the boiling water, along with the lemon squeezed and let stand, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Use alternating with other teas or for up to 7 consecutive nights.
4. Mint tea
The mint is a digestive that increases the ability to eliminate waste accumulated in the liver and colon. Use two teaspoons of mint, or a few fresh leaves, for a cup of boiling water. Drink the tea after it has been covered for about 10 minutes. Drink half an hour before going to bed. Alternate, like the other teas, every 7 days.
5. Water or oat milk
Oatmeal is a very interesting food for cleaning our body – it has fibers, vitamins, minerals, has digestive action, a true broom of the intestine, taking with it waste and fats. Swallowing the oatmeal that has been soaked in the spoonfuls, or beaten in water, will give you a feeling of satiety that will produce relaxation, providing a restful sleep in addition to the necessary purification.
You can use the oatmeal or the oat milk as you prefer but always leave the oats in the water for at least 7 hours.
This recipe takes 3 tablespoons of oats and a cup of cold water. If you use the oatmeal, cover the oats that have been soaked and drink the liquid. If you prefer to make the milk, beat the oats in the blender. Some people do not take the water from the oat soak, preferring to strain it and add fresh water.
When we use any herbal tea for treatment the most indicated is not to drink the same tea for more than 1 or 2 weeks as our body gets used and, over time, the beneficial effect is reduced. So we always advise you to take a tea for one week, switch to another, or take a few days a week, alternating. The important thing is that every night, before bed, you drink tea or water purification.
Other teas and waters that may enter this depurative liver plan are: sherry tea, holy grass, raisin water, apple tea, parsley tea, coriander tea.