There is a plethora of medicinal and herbal teas on the market today, and that is awesome!  I have found that regularly ingesting cleansing herbal tonics is the key to a high functioning immune system and enjoying the benefits of optimal health, ie –  the absence of colds, flu, headaches, etc.

In additional scoring some over the counter teas from time to time when I’m on the go, I often leave the house prepared with my own blend.  A trip to my local natural market to by bulk herbs and roots is the perfect jaunt to get what I need to make my own tea blend.   One that I enjoy often (my go to mix default) is a combination of Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Comfrey Root and Stinging Nettles.  I just grind up equal quantities in my Vitamix blender and then I have a powder that I can take anywhere! Peppermint, Ginger and Tumeric are also on my list, at the top….They’re awesome too for their soothing, settling, heating, and anti-inflammatory properties!

Below is a short list of the benefits of each herb in my staple tea.  I   You can learn more about these herbs via Google searches or just ask your local health food store staff – I’m sure they’re pretty up on things….

In another post, I’ll look at my bullet proof medicinal mushroom, cacao blend which can be best described as coffee’s sexy, naughty twin – but with world renowned healing benefits!

Michael’s cleansing root/herb tea blend….

I purchase about 2 oz. of each in loose form and blend to a powder in my blender.  To serve I use a table spoon of teach per cup and often re-steep.   You can vary the taste by changing the amount of water.


Milk Thistle:

  • Detoxify the Liver – from alcohol consumptions, pesticides environmental toxins etc.
  • Antioxidant properties help against cancer
  • Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties can also help lower cholesterol levels by cleaning blood and preventing oxidative stress in arteries
  • Other benefits include boosting skin health due to phytochemical

Dandelion Root

  • Digestive aid
  • Cleanses the liver and kidney
  • Loaded with Anti-Oxidants,
  • High in Phytonutrients which combat Cancer
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Boost immune function and fights off fungus and bacteria

Burdock Root

  • Purifies the blood
  • Strengthens the Lymphatic System
  • Natural Diuretic – keeping kidneys fit
  • Skin Healer
  • Helps against diabetes, arthritis
  • Mineraly dense

Comfrey Root

  • High in calcium and vitamin C
  • Often used to heals bruises and pulled muscles,
  • Eases stomach discomfort

Stinging Nettles Leaf

  • Anti-inflammatory properties may help with osteoarthritis and joint pain,