Purifiers – Good for Anything That Ails You!
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: New
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Blood Purifiers are one of my favorite classes of herbs and one
that truly is at the heart of herbalism. Blood purification is an
old fashioned classification of herbs that are good for just about
anything including acne, arthritis, eczema, cancer and more.
in our modern life lead to blood impurities these include
stress, poor diet, and exposure to many chemicals in our daily environments.
The human body is designed to clean and heal itself. Herbs help
this process; while many of the drugs used in conventional medicine
interfere with this process.
Any herb will
have multiple properties and any of the herbs that support the liver
and kidneys will also clean the blood. Most of these herbs will
help restore alkaline balance to the body. Two blood cleaners that
I often recommend are dandelion and burdock. Both of these will
help to purify the blood, and both to some degree also support and
clean the kidneys and liver.
is very helpful for teenage acne. And it is included in many popular
herbal liver and kidney cleaners.
another herb that is a blood cleaner I recommend it most
commonly for the lymphatic system, but it works for the kidneys
too. One of the more useful properties of burdock is that it will
help clean both the kidneys and the joints, softening and removing
excess calcium. Burdock is included in many of my horse formulas
because it is very gentle, yet effective (and tasty if you are a
a well-known blood purifier. It is both a blood and lymph cleaner.
And it also stimulates the immune system.
The are several
blood cleaners that are used in traditional herbalism when the body
is seriously out of balance in conditions such as cancer. These
include burdock, sheep sorrel, red clover, galangal, blood root,
pau darco and graviola. These herbs are useful for removing
impurities and alkalizing the body. These herbs are part of an alternative
and/or complementary approach to health as the underlying assumption
is that the body can heal itself if the blood is clean.
Here are some
of the blood cleansing formulas. Essiac, a well-known formula of
several blood cleaning herbs, has been studied clinically and is
known for helping to shrink tumors. The Hoxey formula is still used
in some of the cancer clinics in Mexico. This is a blood purifying
formula that contains red clover. And there are also the Native
American herbs that are blood cleaners.
these have fallen out of popularity as they are not understood by
most people. We tend to look for remedies that I call one
hit wonders that are supposed to cure everything. All of these
blood purifying herbs and formulas can be useful depending on the
challenges facing the body. But, remember that they are are just
one step in restoring health to the body.
January 9, 2013
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2013 Margaret
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