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Body Cleansing Herbs: Herbal Detoxifying Bath

By Laurel Vukovic
March/April 2002
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Makes one bath

• 3 tablespoons red clover
• 3 tablespoons nettle
• 3 tablespoons peppermint
• 3 tablespoons yarrow

1. Place the herbs in a large covered pot with 2 quarts of water. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Strain, and add to a bathtub of comfortably hot water. Soak for 20 minutes, adding hot water as needed. Pat yourself dry (avoid using light-colored towels because the herbs can stain) and relax.

How Much Is A Serving?

For vegetables, one serving equals 1/2 cup of cooked or raw vegetables, 1 cup of raw leafy greens, or 1 cup of fresh vegetable juice. For fruits, one serving equals 1/2 cup or 1 piece of fresh fruit, or 3/4 cup of fresh fruit juice.


Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs and natural healing from her home in Southern Oregon. She is the author of 14-Day Herbal Cleansing: A Step-by-Step Guide to All Natural Inner Cleansing Techniques for Increased Energy, Vitality and Beauty (Prentice Hall, 1998).

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