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5 Ayurveda-approved juices to flush out toxins from your body!

Try these 5 Ayurvedic remedies to remove body toxins and detox naturally. These can boost energy levels, improve digestion, and support weight loss.
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These Ayurvedic remedies can be a great way to detox your body! Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 16 Mar 2024, 10:30 am IST
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With our busy lifestyle, munching on junk food these days has become pretty normal. But guess what? It is not doing your body any favours. It can zap your energy and leave you feeling lethargic. So, what’s the solution? Detox! Fortunately, Ayurveda has some awesome remedies to remove body toxins. These ancient remedies help flush out all those nasty toxins from your body, boost immunity, and give you a fresh lease on life. Let’s dive into some best Ayurvedic detox secrets!

Ayurvedic remedies to remove body toxins

1. Ash gourd juice

Ash gourd, also known as winter melon or white pumpkin, is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine for its detoxifying properties. Ayurvedic expert Dr Dimple Jangda says, “Drinking a glass of ash gourd juice on an empty stomach helps clear constipation and release unwanted waste from the system.” Rich in water content and nutrients like vitamins C and B, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, ash gourd is believed to cleanse the kidneys, liver, and digestive system. It’s excellent for those looking to lose weight but should be avoided when you have a cold, cough, sinus, or fever symptoms, as ash gourd is high in water content and has a cooling effect on the body.

2. Celery juice

Celery has long been valued in Ayurveda for its ability to detoxify the body, particularly the kidneys and liver. It contains compounds such as coumarins, flavonoids, and antioxidants that support detoxification process. “It has anti-inflammatory health benefits, which help reduce inflammation and pain in the body. Additionally, it helps in weight loss, by helping clear undigested waste from your digestive tract and intestines,” explains Jandga. Not many people know this but celery juice can also help reduce UTIs and prevent infections.

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You can add fruits to celery juice to make it interesting. Image courtesy: Freepik

3. Cucumber juice

Cucumber is renowned for its cooling and hydrating properties in Ayurveda. “Its high water content, along with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, makes it an effective detoxifying agent,” adds Jandga. Cucumber juice acts as a natural diuretic, promoting the elimination of toxins through urine. It also helps in reducing inflammation and balancing excess Pitta dosha. Drinking cucumber juice regularly is believed to cleanse the kidneys, liver, and digestive tract, supporting overall detoxification.

Also read: Kunjal kriya 101: The yoga practice that can push toxins out of your body

4. Cilantro juice

Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a potent herb that is known for its detoxifying and purifying properties. “It is a rich source of vitamins A and K and helps reduce oxidative stress in the body. It helps lower blood sugar levels and helps clear the digestive tract of unwanted waste,” says the expert. Since, it contains compounds like chlorophyll, antioxidants, and essential oils, cilantro juice helps remove toxins from the body, supporting liver function and bile production. Before juicing it, wash the leafy greens in hot water with apple cider vinegar and baking soda.

5. Banana stem juice

This is an excellent kitchen remedy for detoxification of the body, it helps lose weight and even curb appetite. It can even help clear constipation symptoms and may have benefits for cleansing the kidneys and preventing the formation of kidney stones. “Rich in fiber, potassium, vitamins, and minerals, banana stem juice aids in digestion and promotes bowel regularity, thereby facilitating the elimination of toxins from the body,” according to Jandga. It also helps treat anaemia, and reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol.

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Banana stem juice is also the best drink to remove body toxins. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Note: Those who are underweight should refrain from consuming banana stem juice. You can have 100 ml of cold-pressed juice twice a week on an empty stomach.

Don’t forget to check with your healthcare provider before trying new juices to detoxify your system!

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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