Detox, short for detoxification, can be called also Body cleansing, in general is the removal of toxic substances from the body. It is one of the major functions of the liver, lower gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. In conventional medicine, detoxification can also be achieved artificially by techniques such as dialysis and (in a very limited number of cases) chelation therapy. There is a firm scientific base in evidence-based medicine for this type of detoxification. Many alternative medicine practitioners promote various other types of detoxification.
Detox – detoxification
Although detox is primarily thought of as a treatment for alcohol or drug dependence, the term is also used to refer to diets, herbs, and other methods of removing environmental and dietary toxins from the body for optimum health, There are many different types of detox diets. Generally, a detox diet is a short-term diet that:
Herbs can be extremely valuable to a personal detoxification program. Some important herbs to consider in the process of detoxification include the following:
Psyllium , Cascara sagrada / Rhamnus purshiana , Milk thistle , Nettle / Urtica dioica , Burdock root / Arctium lappa , Dandelion root / Taraxacum officinale