Herbs have a long reputation for cleansing the system.  The yellow dock, red clover, and burdock root have been used as blood cleansers. Often recommended for acne, they aid in the removal of toxins from the liver and kidneys.  Dandelion and milk thistles are the traditional liver stimulators.  Dandelion is said to stimulate the elimination of toxins from all cells, and milk thistle stimulates the regeneration of new cells.  Licorice root is also famous for its liver cleansing properties and is historically a great detoxifier. Siberian ginseng is a known detoxifier and is often taken to help the liver cleanse the body from drug overdose.

These herbs can be taken alone, as a mixture, in a supplement, or bought in bulk and taken as teas.  You can make tea by experimenting with the herbs alone or in combination with each other putting them with chamomile or spearmint.  There are many more herbs that can benefit your skin by benefiting an internal organ or function.

There are also many products for sale at health food stores to clear up your skin with specific herbs or to do different kinds of internal cleansing.  Talk to the folks at your local health food store for a wealth of information on different cleansing herbs and methods.

Use these Herbs

  • Burdock
  • Chicory
  • Dandelion
  • Red clover
  • Yellow dock
  • Garlic
  • Licorice root
  • Goldenseal
  • Siberian ginseng