BURDOCK PURIFYING TEA

Cheryl's Herbs' BURDOCK PURIFYING TEA is made of 5 resolvent detoxicant herbs.  Resolvent detoxicant herbs help address a wide variety of disorders by "altering and regulating the ground of disease."  They do not target the body with a single specific action, but rather are broad spectrum in their approach to toxicosis.  

BURDOCK ROOT - is a resolvent detoxicant herb that addresses eliminative deficiency in the kidneys.  Specifically, Burdock Root is indicated for bladder irritation, urinary incontinence, and urinary deposits.  By resonating with such kidney issues, Burdock Root also helps resolve  arthritis, gout, and rheumatism along with lymphatic congestion and a variety of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, hives, and weeping eruptions.  The more toxic boil or abscess may also be resolved by this herb.

The remaining herbs in this tea, Violet Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Red Clover Blossom, and Lapacho Bark provide essentially the same benefits as Burdock Root.

The aim of Burdock Purifying Tea is to assist the body in reducing toxicosis.  Insufficient urinary function, deposits such as stones, issues of arthritis, congested lymph, and skin conditions all stand to receive benefit from this pleasant-tasting combination of purifying herbs.  

SOURCE:  Peter Holmes' The Energetics of Western Herbs

BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION

Burdock Root, Arctium lappa, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Violet Leaf, Viola odorata, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Nettle Leaf, Urtica dioica, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Red Clover Blossom, Trifolium pratense, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.  Red Clover Blossom contains isoflavones, compounds that are structurally similar to the human hormone estradiol and capable of binding to estrogen receptors.  Some studies have indicated that Red Clover Blossom isoflavones have a greater affinity for the estrogen receptor Beta (found primarily in bone, brain, heart, and the vascular system) than estrogen receptor Alpha (found primarily in uterus, breast, ovaries, and adrenal glands).

Lapacho Bark (Pau D'Arco), Tabebuia avellanedae, wild crafted

Avoid during pregnancy or lactation.  Avoid with blood thinning medication. Large single doses of Lapacho bark decoctions may cause gastrointestinal upset and/or nausea.