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When do you need a detox? Detoxification with Medicinal Herbs

Amidst the vibrant festivities of the summer season, many of our clients seek herbal detox solutions. In this brief post, Prof. Ali Seyfoddin explores a selection of his preferred herbs for natural detoxification.

Benefits of herbal detox

Herbal detox is valued for its potential health benefits, offering a natural approach to cleanse the body and promote overall well-being. The benefits of herbal detox include:

Elimination of toxins: Herbal detox is believed to aid the body in eliminating accumulated toxins, which may result from environmental pollutants, processed foods, and other sources. This process supports the liver and other organs involved in detoxification.

Digestive support: Some herbal detox formulations include plants with digestive properties, promoting a healthy gut. Improved digestion can enhance nutrient absorption and contribute to overall digestive well-being.

Boosting the immune system: Certain herbs used in detox blends are thought to possess immune-boosting properties. Supporting the immune system helps the body defend against illnesses and maintain optimal health.

Increased energy levels: Detoxification may lead to increased energy levels as the body eliminates substances that can contribute to fatigue. This revitalisation is often associated with improved overall vitality.

Skin health: Herbal detox can contribute to clearer skin by reducing the load of toxins that the body needs to eliminate. This may result in a healthier complexion and a reduction in skin issues.

Weight management: Some herbal detox plans claim to support weight loss by eliminating excess waste and aiding in the breakdown of fat. However, it's essential to approach detoxification as a complementary aspect of a balanced diet and lifestyle.

Balancing body systems: Herbs used in detoxification processes may help restore balance to various bodily systems, including the endocrine system, which regulates hormones, and the lymphatic system, responsible for waste removal.

Improved mental clarity: Detoxification is often associated with enhanced mental clarity and focus. Removing toxins may positively impact cognitive function, promoting sharper thinking and improved concentration.

Signs that indicate you need a herbal detox:

  • Body Odour and Excessive Sweating
  • Nausea After Eating
  • Acne, Allergies, and Breakouts
  • Dark-coloured Urine and Discoloured Skin
  • Sudden Weight Gain

What herbs you ask?

Below are some of my favourite herbs to work with. There are many additional herbs that can be included and in the clinic, we formulate a personalised blend for each client depending on their physiological needs.

1- Milk Thistle (Silymarin): Milk thistle, a flowering herb from the daisy and ragweed family, has a rich history in addressing liver disorders and gallbladder problems.

Rumi Apothecary Milk Thistle Detox

Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it aids in liver cell regeneration and protection. Milk thistle benefits liver health, indigestion, acne, brain function, and breast milk production, and it's safe for daily consumption. Consider a product containing silybin plus phosphatidylcholine for potential improvement in liver function tests.

2- Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri): Also known as Brahmi, Bacopa, a plant used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, offers benefits in memory improvement, insomnia, epilepsy, and anxiety reduction.

Clinical studies demonstrate its positive impact on verbal learning, memory acquisition, and anxiety levels. Bacopa supports the body's natural cleansing processes, aiding the liver in toxin removal. Its rejuvenating properties contribute to a holistic detoxification experience, promoting mental strength, a calm mind, stable energy, and overall well-being.

Rumi Apothecary Bacopa Detox

3- Burdock Root: Traditionally used to cleanse the blood and eliminate toxins, burdock root is rich in antioxidants.

Studies suggest its potential to detoxify the blood and improve skin conditions. As a diuretic and digestive aid, burdock root has been employed in holistic medicine for centuries. Its anti-inflammatory action supports conditions such as acne and eczema.

Rumi Apothecary Burdock Detox Eczema
Rumi Apothecary Burdock Root Detox Eczema

Additional herbs for your detox program:

  • Aniseed
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove Bud
  • D'Limonene
  • Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Common Vervain
  • Ginger
  • Horehound
  • Kumarahou
  • Marshmallow
  • Yellow Dock

Get in touch to learn more

Visit our Parnell store or connect with us through phone, Facebook or Instagram media for free advice.

You may also want to book a herbalist consultation with our experienced team to discuss your condition and needs in more details for a tailored health plan.

Beneficial products

Our Turbo Tonic Turmeric Ginger & Lime Concentrate, is potent, delicious anti-inflammatory and antioxidant drink. It contains freshly juiced turmeric, ginger and lime and is an excellent addition to your detox regime.


Rumi Apothecary Turbo Tonic Turmeric Ginger Lime



This herbal tea blend has the necessary herbs to support your detox plans.


Burdock Root: Known for potential detoxification properties and supporting liver health.

Dandelion Root: Traditionally used to aid liver function and potentially aid in detoxification.

Dandelion Leaf: May support kidney function and contribute to overall detoxification.

Red Clover: Contains antioxidants that may assist in cleansing and purifying the body.

Blessed Thistle: Traditionally used for potential liver support and detoxification.

Birch: Contains compounds that might support detox processes and overall cleansing.


Rumi Apothecary Detox Herbal Tea


This special blend contains fiber, clay, charcoal and herbs to gently cleanse your digestive tract.

The fiber acts like a broom to sweep the walls of the colon; the bentonite clay and activated charcoal act like sponges to soak up toxins and waste materials so they can be eliminated.

Anti-inflammatory, prebiotic and soothing herbs support a gentle detox and help improve colonic health.

Rumi Apothecary Gut Cleanser Detox Charcoal


And here is something for your skin:


If there’s one thing acne-prone skin loves, it’s activated charcoal. Activated charcoal grabs hold of dirt and oil like a clingy best friend – drawing it out of your pores, and leaving nothing but your fresh-as-a-daisy face behind. Combined with an essential oil blend of tea tree, lavender, rosemary and clary sage, this moisturising bar helps treat dry skin, eczema, redness, and a whole lot more. Just call it the skin powerhouse your face never knew it always needed. 


Rumi Apothecary Detox Face Wash Bar

You can also complement your detox program with:

  • Lemon juice mixed with water
  • Ginger and lemon drink
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Turmeric tea
  • Green tea
  • Chamomile tea
  • Oat Straw tea
  • Jujube fruit juice

I hope you have a great rest of your summer ahead and we look forward to meeting the vitalised and refreshed you at our store!

Prof. Ali Seyfoddin - Rumi Apothecary

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