Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
A key ingredient in the Canadian herb formula Essiac given to Rene Caisse by the Ojibway Indians. This nutritive herb is a powerful liver and skin tonic that supports the body to cleanse from the inside out, eliminating toxic and acidic overload. Its purifying action supports blood cleansing and healthy skin.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
A warming digestive stimulant with thermogenic action, cinnamon also supports stable blood sugar and healthy glucose metabolism. Its antiseptic aromatic oils support the body to eliminate pathogens. It soothes discomfort from intestinal gas, supporting stomach emptying and peristalsis.
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale)
This is one of the best liver and gallbladder tonics, supporting fat metabolism and blood detoxification. Containing all the nutrients needed to nourish and restore healthy blood and pH balance via the liver, bile flow, pancreas and spleen. Dandelion’s actions are energising and grounding.
Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel supports fat metabolism in the liver and the flushing of pathogenic toxins via kidneys, with strong antioxidant protection against free radical damage. Aromatic oils support calming muscle relaxation and bowel tone if flatulence and bloating occur.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
This warming circulatory tonic herb supports fatty tissue detox, and is a catalyst for the action of other herbs. Ginger is gastro-protective and carminative for digestive ease and bowel regularity, and antioxidant-rich for cell protection from free radicals.
Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum)
New Zealand’s most versatile native herb, its big heart-shaped leaves are a tonic for the stomach, liver, kidney, bladder and bowel – it supports the entire alimentary canal from ingestion to excretion. Kawakawa moderates the temporary toxic load in the bloodstream, so your detox experience feels easier. Great for skin, respiratory and cardiovascular health too.
Kelp (Ecklonia radiata)
100% New Zealand grown in wild-floating forests, sustainably harvested and tested free of radioactive contamination, our kelp is a heavy metal detoxifier that soothes the digestive tract and supports bowel regularity. This marine superfood provides all the minerals needed to maintain health, plus alginate to prevent absorption of toxic heavy metals.
Kumarahou (Pomaderris kumeraho)
Known in New Zealand as gum-diggers soap, its slippery saponins help clean and flush impurities from the blood. Kumarahou supports detox via liver and gallbladder, kidneys, lymph, lungs, and pancreas. Calming and purifying actions support a complete detoxification and elimination process.
Liquorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Adding natural sweetness to the mix, this great liver protective and adrenal tonic supports sugar regulation and helps manage cravings. It supports healthy bile flow, blood detox, and bowel regularity while soothing GI tract membranes and supporting healthy gut flora to thrive in the colon.
Tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides)
Tanekaha (celery pine) is the most important New Zealand liver herb and a good constitutional for the stomach. Its astringency supports liver and gallbladder protection against pathogens and heavy metal toxicity. In fact, Tanekaha’s activity begins in the mouth and supports digestive tract health throughout its entire length.