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6 draining plants to eliminate naturally

It is important to help the body to eliminate properly in order to avoid the accumulation of toxins, digestive problems and poor circulation. Find all our advice in this article.

Day and night, our bodies produce toxins. Some of these toxins are eliminated automatically and naturally, but for the rest, our body can store them. The purpose of drainage is to evacuate these toxins for better circulation, less water retention and less bloating. So how do you drain your body in a natural way? Here are 6 draining plants to eliminate naturally!

Dandelion

Used for centuries in Chinese medicine, dandelion has fascinating draining properties. As a digestive aid, a cleanser for the liver or even the kidneys and bladder, dandelion is the ideal partner for natural and effective drainage. The plant is also used to relieve cancer or hepatitis patients because it boosts the immune system. One of its active ingredients, taraxin, has detoxifying and depurative properties.

Dandelion therefore acts against water retention, prevents kidney and liver disorders and also relieves digestive disorders. A winning combo to drain and eliminate toxins!

How to use dandelion for natural drainage?

You can eat the dandelion leaves fresh, in a salad, in a smoothie or in a homemade soup! Dandelion is very rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! If you don’t like the slightly bitter taste of dandelion, you can eat it in the form of capsules, which you can find in parapharmacies or organic shops.

Dandelion roots can also be consumed as a decoction: macerate 20g of dried dandelion roots in a litre of water for two hours and then bring to the boil. You can consume this draining drink throughout the day!

Green tea

With high levels of theine and vitamin C, green tea is above all a stimulant. But green tea also has strong antioxidant powers, thanks in particular to the polyphenols it contains. Considered to be the drink with the strongest antioxidant action, green tea could not be overlooked in this article! A natural fat burner, it particularly targets the fat around the belly. Moreover, it prevents cardio-vascular diseases and premature ageing of our cells, which is always good to take!

Green tea also has a diuretic power that will help your body eliminate the water it accumulates and reduce the assimilation of sugars and fats ingested during meals.

How to use green tea for natural drainage?


Simply drink several cups of green tea a day, hot or cold. Be careful to choose a quality green tea and to follow the brewing instructions on your packaging. You can even prepare green tea for yourself in the morning, dilute it in 1 to 2 litres of cold water and drink it throughout the day.

 

 

Nettle

Nettle is an excellent diuretic, it also acts on joint pains such as arthritis and rheumatism. It also has depurative, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, enough to drain your body and eliminate toxins effectively and naturally! Its leaves as well as its roots are used as a cure for several months.

How to use nettle for natural drainage?

In herbal tea: Boil 1.5 g of nettle root that you can find in organic shops in a pot of water, then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and drink!
In leaf infusion: Boil 3 tablespoons of dried leaves in 500 ml of water, filter and drink. You can drink several cups a day.
In capsules: You can find nettle capsules in parapharmacies or in organic shops, swallow 2 capsules, three times a day (check the dosage on the box).

Orthosiphon or Java tea

Like its cousin green tea, Java tea, also known as orthosiphon, has many depurative and diuretic properties and is therefore particularly recommended for the natural drainage of toxins. Particularly effective against water retention, it helps the body eliminate toxins and promotes digestive and renal elimination.

How to use orthosiphon for natural drainage?

You can consume orthosiphon in the form of capsules of dried leaf extracts or as an infusion. Count 6 to 12 g of dried plant for one litre of water. This is always a good way to make sure you drink enough water throughout the day, so don’t hesitate to prepare a litre of infusion in the form of iced tea throughout the day. You can also add the juice of a lemon for a detox and refreshing drink!

Burdock

Burdock is a plant with multiple medicinal virtues, mainly used in oriental medicine. It is known for its diuretic and depurative powers. Endowed with anti-inflammatory properties, it is particularly useful in cases of bloating. Burdock stimulates liver and kidney functions for a natural detox and a very effective draining power.

This draining plant is also very effective on problem skin, as its draining power is not limited to the toxins contained in your digestive or filtering organs!

How to use burdock for natural drainage?

As an herbal tea: Brush, wash and cut 100 g of fresh burdock root into small pieces. Place in 500 ml of cold water and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 3 minutes, then infuse for 15 minutes off the heat. As a cure, drink 3 cups a day for 10 to 15 days.
In salads: Harvest the very young leaves to avoid bitterness. You can eat them in a salad with a Thai-inspired dressing!
Meadowsweet queen
Meadowsweet is used to promote renal elimination. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic, it also acts against headaches. Its diuretic properties act on water retention and encrusted cellulite. Indeed, the meadowsweet likes to tackle the waste accumulated in fat cells!

Avoid if you are allergic to aspirin!

How to use Meadowsweet for natural drainage?

You can eat meadowsweet in the form of capsules to be swallowed before meals, as an infusion or in the form of phials that you can find in parapharmacies or organic shops.

  • As an herbal tea:  Brush, wash and cut 100 g of fresh burdock root into small pieces. Place in 500 ml of cold water and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 3 minutes, then infuse for 15 minutes off the heat. As a cure, drink 3 cups a day for 10 to 15 days.
  • In salads: Harvest the very young leaves to avoid bitterness. You can eat them in a salad with a Thai-inspired dressing!

Meadowsweet queen

Meadowsweet is used to promote renal elimination. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic, it also acts against headaches. Its diuretic properties act on water retention and encrusted cellulite. Indeed, the meadowsweet likes to tackle the waste accumulated in fat cells!

Avoid if you are allergic to aspirin!

How to use Meadowsweet for natural drainage?

You can eat meadowsweet in the form of capsules to be swallowed before meals, as an infusion or in the form of phials that you can find in parapharmacies or organic shops.

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