Suzanne’s Detoxification Tea
These items come from Natural Grocers in small packets:
* Milk thistle root
* Dandelion root
* Burdock root
* Parsley root
* Juniper berries
* Sage leaf
* Oat straw
Additional if desired from other vendors: These have to be ordered elsewhere – try Mountain Rose Herbs
* Uva Ursi
* Marshmallow Root
* Corn silk
* Pau d’Arco
* Corning Ware LARGE pot (mine holds 18 cups of filtered water).* Add 1 semi-level TEASPOON of each of the above herbs. * Simmer for about 15 minutes with LID ON to preserve nutrients * Cool * Strain * Store in fridge in a GLASS container – NO PLASTIC
- Add more water to the Corning Ware pot and re-simmer the herbs a second time for a dilute preparation. Let sit overnight.Strain and put in another glass receptacle.
- My favorite glass storage pitcher with lid and spout is the Bormioli Rocco Hermetic Seal Glass Pitcher with lid and Spout (68 ounces) for $15.99 on Amazon. Mr. Coffee-type glass containers from thrift stores work fine also.
- This tea with Sweet Leaf liquid Stevia is a nice pleasure tea.
- I use this tea + fresh lemon juice or lime juice as the base of my morning fiber detoxification drink.
Slippery Elm powder:
* Natural Grocers sells slippery elm powder in SMALL packets in the bulk section.
* This is great for healing the gut.
* Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of slippery elm powder. Stir until dissolved. Add stevia drops to taste
Note: Slippery elm is nourishing and can substitute for a meal. Good for cachexia – 1 teaspoon at a time if necessary.
Cashew Coconut Yogurt by Forager (plain):
* Sold at Natural Grocers only
* Contains live probiotics
* 1 tablespoon with EACH meal, or
* Place in a custard cup topped with pureed frozen fruit such as organic strawberries or organic Breakfast Blend (peaches, mango,
strawberry, and pineapple from Costco) as a dessert. This a great start for healing the gut, liver, and kidneys.
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