Here are some simple herbs and foods to help purify and optimize your blood and which can also help cleanse your liver, kill viruses, and reduce the risk of cancer cells forming.
In order to keep our bodies and especially our immune systems in optimum condition we need to eliminate toxic residues and systemic pathogens from our blood. A healthy functioning lymphatic system is vital for keeping our blood clean and reducing the risk of serious disease arising from these pathogens becoming malignant growths within our bodies.
This can be done naturally by using many widely recognized herbs and foods that are easy to incorporate into our diets and are anti-pathogenic meaning they kill viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
Dandelion is a rich source of antioxidants and plant nutrients that help to detoxify our digestive tracts and eliminate free radicals. It is a well known herbal aid in the treatment of various liver issues. Dandelion root tea or just fresh dandelion leaves in a smoothie or juice will encourage the pancreas and liver to eliminate the toxins within your blood.
Parsley is a natural diuretic helping your liver to detoxify your bloodstream. It is a nutritional powerhouse with high levels of vitamins A, B, C and K and the key minerals iron and potassium. Studies have shown that parsley essential oil can suppress an over-stimulated immune response which is responsible for many allergies, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders. Parsley is easy to grow in a garden or window sill and can be added to almost any meal or used in a smoothie or juice.
Turmeric is also known as curcuma and is related to the ginger family. It truly is a wonder spice. Curcumin is believed to be the main active pharmacological agent in turmeric and it has a whole range of benefits for our health including as an anti-inflammatory, antiviral , antibacterial agent as well as a blood purifier (ii). It is a powerful detoxifier and is used to relieve many liver and digestive problems.
Also known as cilantro this is a very popular herb for removing heavy metals, including mercury, from the body which cause great damage if allowed to build up. Heavy metals have been connected with many serious health problems including cancer, heart disease, brain deterioration, emotional problems, kidney disease, lung disease, and weak bones. They enter our bloodstreams from simply breathing polluted air or from foods we consume.
Many herbal heavy metal detoxification programs recommend consuming several tablespoons of a cilantro-based pesto each day, or taking cilantro-based supplements over the course of several months, to help remove the metals.
Basil is another powerful detoxifier and cleanses the liver and kidneys. It is helpful for many digestion issues and can also fight infections making it a great addition to our diets. In addition basil extract is found to be successful for removing dark spots and banishing enlarged pores on the surface of our skin.
Garlic is a rich source of sulfur which is a detoxifing mineral. It encourages the liver to produce detoxification enzymes which then filter any toxins and flush them out of your blood stream. It also keeps your intestine free of bad bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
Blueberries have gained a reputation as a superfood due to their many healing properties. They are full of antioxidant flavonoids (such as anthocyanins) that can help prevent artery hardening and help to scour plaque from the walls of the arteries. They also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties helping to banish the damaging free radicals and toxins from our bloodstreams.
These are another simple food that contain many beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. Beets stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins and cleanse our blood.
Raw carrots are a rich source of vitamins A, B6, C, and K, potassium, and glutathione which is a liver cleansing protein. Eat raw or add to juices and smoothies for maximum benefits as cooking will diminish many of these benefits in particular that of glutathione.
Apples are bursting with vitamins, minerals, fibers, and detoxing phytonutrients. They also contain pectin, a soluble fiber which lowers levels of harmful cholesterol and binds with heavy metals allowing them to be eliminated from blood and intestines. In addition they contain quercetin, potassium and magnesium which help keep your blood pressure under control.
Other pectin-rich fruit include pears and citrus fruit. It is well documented that drinking lukewarm lemon water in the morning alkalizes your body and releases enzymes to convert toxins into water soluble compounds that can easily be eliminated through your urine. Lemons are packed with vitamin C, a vitamin your body needs to produce glutathione (as mentioned above with carrots).
11. LEAFY GREENS
Spinach, broccoli, cabbage and kale are powerful detoxifiers and full of antioxidants that cleanse the whole body. They are packed with healthy fiber to cleanse our digestive systems and provide us with many beneficial vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
It is essential that we drink enough water to flush out toxins from our bodies. It is recommended to drink between 2 or 3 litres a day for optimum health.
Plaque build up is detrimental to our arteries’ health. Eating junk food and living an inactive sedentary life is the path to clogged arteries, unhealthy blood and a sluggish immue system. A healthy diet using the organic foods along with an exercise programme will ensure squeaky-clean arteries!