It has not been that long since I heard about this amazing tea; Yellow Dock Detox Tea which was not only endorsed by most of the health experts but, by famous celebrities as well. This tea created a buzz across the internet and I personally could not resist not knowing what was all this fuss about!
We’ve all had that moment of paranoia seeing all the breaking news and findings about how the prescribed drugs and other medications that we use on daily basis are slowly killing us. And that has made us believe that natural or organic medicines are the most effective when it comes to treatment.
If you ask me, I too, think, natural medicines and herbs are legitimate cures and this has led me to talk about the trending detox tea, Yellow Dock Detox tea, which is a highly nutritious herb with amazing detoxification properties.
So, what is Yellow Dock Tea?
Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) is a herb which is being used widely as a detox. The root and fruits of the herb has been used since the primal ages to cure injuries and inflammations. People also use it as a tonic and laxative to treat different infections.
Experts have suggested that the tea not only works as a detox but also as a medicine to treat bacterial, fungal, intestinal infections and other sexually transmitted diseases. The perennial herb is indigenous to Europe and some parts of Africa, also found in United States and Southern Canada.
I have not had the chance to use the dock root but users claim it is a powerful stage-2 liver detoxifier but with a bitter taste. Well, every good thing comes with a price, doesn’t it?
How Does It Work?
Yellow Dock Tea is made from the yellow dock root that contains a unique combination of diverse nutrients and components including anthraquinones, minerals, tannis, inulins, anti-oxidants and so on that promotes the overall health of our body.
Well, from my standpoint, Yellow dock tea is a ‘must-have’ herb in your herbal apothecary and the good news is that it can be easily grown! Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, there are no dosage of the dock detox but health experts suggests to use 1-2 tablespoons per day.
Now that you know all about the yellow dock, let’s move on to know these five important health benefits of the tea that I found informative and effective.
1.Supports liver detoxification
One of the major health benefits of consuming yellow dock is liver detoxification. Liver is the major organ that detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs but due to our diet and environmental factors, the efficiency of liver decreases. Consuming the dock tea stimulates liver detoxification, removes toxins, waste products and excess hormones.
2. Balances Hormones and improves skin
The antioxidants and anthraquinones present in the herb is beneficial for hormonal balance and skin health. It eliminates the excess estrogen and cortisol hormones during the menstrual and luteal phases of the monthly cycles. It detoxes the harmful toxins in the body, that ultimately results in clearer skin.
3. Helps With Diarrhea and Constipation
Yellow Dock is best effective to improve digestion. The tannins present in the herb serve as astringent, that helps in drying, healing and toning the tissues, all of which is important to check the diarrhea. Also, the anthraquinones in the herb activates the peristalsis of the intestine and the laxative properties helps to check the problem of constipation.
4. Used As a Probiotic
Probiotics are important as they stimulate the growth of friendly and beneficial properties, balancing the normal flora of the system. The inulin present in yellow dock is a probiotic, that promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria, essential for our digestive health. Regular consumption of yellow dock tea supports healthy microbiome.
5. Helps to treat infections
The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of yellow dock detox tea helps to treat several infections. It stimulates out immune system, decreasing the risk of infections and diseases.
But there’s still one question left in my mind: “How safe is Yellow Dock Tea?” The answer is “it is safe” as no cases of adverse effects of the herb has been reported yet. However, there are some side effects of yellow dock if taken in excessive amount can cause diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, skin irritation, excessive urination and so on. Experts has also warned people not to use this herb who are pregnant, have blood clotting problems, allergies, gastrointestinal blockage, intestinal ulcers, kidney disease and so on.