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Everyday Cleansing Recipes

Enhance digestion, eliminate toxins and improve your health with these cleansing recipes.
By Debbie Whittaker
March/April 2000
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Garnish foods with a variety of cleansing herbs and vegetables to enhance digestion and stimulate cleansing action.
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Now is the time of year when cleansing spring greens are in abundance. Many are sour herbs that work to clear the liver or bitter herbs that enhance digestion. Some contain diuretic and laxative compounds to help you eliminate toxins. Others are diaphoretic, meaning they help you to sweat out toxins. Cooking with these greens and herbs is an easy way to add cleansing action to your everyday meals.

Cleansing Recipes

• Flushing Spring Salad
• Cabbage Rolls
• Quick Food Garnish
• Super Carrot Juice
• Aunt Bea's Apple Cider 


Debbie Whittaker was a frequent contributor to Herbs for Health who still demonstrates her healthy cooking style as the “Herb Gourmet” in ­Denver, Colorado. 








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