PLANTS THAT CLEANSE YOUR BLOOD AND ORGANS
Native Americans have used chaparral for centuries as an anticancer remedy. In fact, it is the cornerstone of most anticancer herbal formulas. Exactly how it works is open to debate, but some of its main actions are:
Chaparral is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants in nature. The primary biochemical responsible for this is NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic acid). NDGA is so effective that it is often used as a food preservative.
- It is anti-pathogenic. In other words, it kills viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
- Chaparral has even shown much promise with herpes.
- Chaparral cleanses the lymph system.
- It cleanses the blood.
- It cleanses the liver.
- It cleanses the urinary tract.
- It’s a natural chelator that clears heavy metals from the blood.
Red Clover is another staple of herbal blood cleansing formulas and has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It’s an excellent blood purifier that over time gradually cleanses the bloodstream and corrects deficiencies in the circulatory system. But among classic herbalists, it is probably best known as one of the main herbs for treating all varieties of cancer — anywhere in the body — and is found as a central ingredient in many anticancer formulas, again including the Hoxsey formula, Jason Winters tea, my ideal formula, and Essiac tea.
Burdock root (Arctium lappa) is probably the most famous detoxifying agent in the herbal arsenal. It cleanses the blood by increasing the effectiveness of all the body’s elimination systems. Its diuretic effect helps the kidneys filter impurities from the blood. It helps push toxins out through the skin, and it also boosts the ability of the liver to remove toxins. The bottom line is that by pushing toxins out through a variety of pathways, burdock can purify the blood with minimal side effects and with minimal stress to the body.