During the heat of summer is a perfect time to eat light and try fasting from the way you may eat in the winter. Most indigenous cultures incorporate seasonal fasting into their lives for physical health, emotional purification, mental strength, and spiritual evolution. Specific medicinal herbs promote your body’s natural cleansing abilities through supporting detoxification of the liver, kidneys, lungs, and large intestines. These herbs can be a supportive addition to your fast. Depending upon what your pre-fasting diet, exposure to environmental toxins, stress, and out put of physical activity are, you will want to select the type of fast and length of time for optimal success.
The first time you choose to do a liquid fast with juices, herbal teas, broths, or water it is important to begin at a time when you have days to devote to rest, relaxation, devotional reading, yoga, journaling, and play. This helps you pay attention to the mind-body connection, reduces food cravings due to caloric needs, and keeps you close to the restroom if your body decides to do a more intense elimination.
Here are 3 successful ways to incorporate herbal teas into your Fasting Regime
1. Add in 1 cup of medicinal quality herbal tea 3x a day to a lighter diet than you usually eat for a week prior to your liquid fast.
2. During the liquid fast include 1 cup of herbal tea for digestion regulation in the morning, a cup of herbal tea for full body detox during the midday, and a cup of herbal tea to nourish the nervous system in the evening to help you rest.
3. Be kind to yourself after the fasting time, by easing back into solid foods. Once your liquid fast is over, you will want to have a a diet primarily of vegetables, fruits, smoothies, and soaked nuts for a few days. Continuing with medicinal herbal teas during this time can continue to support your body’s natural cleansing process.
Medicinal Quality Herbal Teas for Fasting
Enjoy a cup of Calendula Morning Digestion Tea in the morning:
Physical Benefits: This popular tea for Liver support also has anti-inflammatory herbs. Antibacterial and anti-yeast Calendula keeps digestive yeast in balance and reduces pelvic inflammation. Dandelion root is a traditional liver cleansing herb. Peppermints antispasmodic properties reduces intestinal cramps and gas. A cup in the morning supports regular cleansing and elimination.
Emotional benefits: When a liver supportive herb like Dandelion root is blended with a mint herb, it is traditionally known to lift one’s mood. Dandelion also helps ease anger. Calendula flowers relieves irritability. Peppermint supports developing a positive self-esteem and the courage to overcome obstacles.
Spiritual Benefits: These 3 herbs, Dandelion root, Calendula, and peppermint support the Earth Chakras enhancing grounding, creativity, and empowerment.
Contains Organic: Dandelion root, Calendula flowers, Peppermint leaves.
Enjoy a cup of Red Clover Detox Tea Midday: