By Klaus Ferlow

The spring time is the perfect time for cleansing and detoxifying your body to get back into shape. Detoxifying medicine is an ancient concept that appears as part of many health care systems around the world.

As a treatment detoxifying and cleansing your system is more important today than ever before because in addition to the health problems humans been experiencing for thousands of years, we are now exposed to a huge variety of environmental poisons. Disease from toxicity is caused by the presence of bio-chemicals that poison the blood and spread via the circulation system. As a result, cells and tissues are literally “swimming” in a contaminated environment. Detoxification is a treatment regimen that cleans the blood and removes toxin from the body. One of the body’s natural means staying healthy is its ability to detoxify itself. The organs of detoxification are the liver, kidneys, bowels, lungs and skin. Avoiding harmful substances such as fast food “junk food”, pop drinks, drugs, tobacco, as well as supporting the organs in their detoxifying action is vital in maintaining and restoring health. Sufficient fluid intake supports the eliminating function of the kidneys, the bowels and the skin.

We often forget the skin’s function as a detoxifying organ, and yet many therapies rest on this ability, including the ever more becoming popular infrared sauna which promotes sweating.

Fever is a natural means of toxin elimination during sickness. The heat triggers chemical reactions that enhances the immune system, and destroys bacteria and viruses. As a young child I had often fever and my mother gave me always pure elderberry juice, heated it up and added lemon juice and honey to it. This further increased my own healing power and overnight I sweat it all out and the fever was gone the next morning!

Most people have amalgam mercury fillings in their teeth and ecosystem, anaerobic bacteria in their root canals, abnormal bacterial flora in their guts from antibiotics, lead in their bones from years when leaded gasoline fuelled our cars and machines, and drugs in their bloodstream that throw liver metabolism out of balance. You probably read about the three politicians in Ottawa who had a check-up and had up to 55 toxic poisons in their blood!

Toxins damage the cells of the body and are invisible and insidious. They break-down the “in-vironment” of all the body systems at the cellular level. This happens slowly day by day, year after year and it is difficult to detect until the actual onset of disease. There are many detoxifying programs offered and here is another way to cleanse and detoxify your body with the Milk Thistle single tincture and even more effective is the Milk Thistle combo tincture, available in 50ml and 100ml bottles with the following attributes:

The Milk Thistle seeds regenerate liver cells, stimulates the flow of bile, protects the liver from damage of hepatitis, has been known to reverse damage caused by alcoholism and drug abuse, helps repair and reverse cirrhosis of the liver.

The Dandelion root aids the formation of bile, is a diuretic with naturally high potassium level, acts to remove poisons from the body and is a blood purifier

The Nettle leaf is great in building and cleansing the blood, expels gravel from the bladder, excellent for kidney ailments, high in essential vitamins and minerals and improves mucus conditions in the lungs.

The Cat’s Claw bark a anti-inflammatory therapy in the treatment of all kinds of inflammations, has been shown greatly diminishing the mutagenic substances of tobacco found in the urine of cigarette smokers, helps inhibit the growth of cancer cells, boosts the immune system and works against Crohn’s disease, ulcers, asthma and fibromyalgia.

Herbal tinctures are a great way to get the herbs you need without unnecessary fillers and other synthetics that make up pressed tablets, gel caps or capsules. The tincture is instantly absorbed into your bloodstream and therefore very effective. Combo herbal tinctures are very potent and powerful since the liquid herbal extract works synergistically as a unit together.

Suggested dosage: 20 – 40 drops three time daily.

Here is another suggestion called the Seneca Indian Cleansing Diet, that is easy on your body from the book “Ageless Remedies from Mother’s Kitchen”, by Hanna Kroeger, The Grandmother of Health, 1915 – 1998, established the first health food store in USA in 1957.

Detoxifying Diet

First day:

Eat only fruits and all you want, try apples, berries, watermelon, pears, peaches, cherries, whole citrus fruits, and so forth, no bananas please!

Second day:

Drink all the herb teas you want, such as raspberries, hyssop, chamomile, peppermint, elderberry, rosehip, etc.,you may sweeten  the teas slightly with honey, maple syrup or stevia.

Third day:

Eat all vegetables you want, have them raw, steamed or both.

Fourth day:

Make a big pot of vegetable broth by boiling cauliflower, cabbage, onion, green pepper, parsley, or whatever you have available. Season with Himalayan crystal or sea salt or vegetable broth cubes. Drink only this rich mineral broth all day long.

This diet has the following effect:

The first day the colon (your wastebasket) is cleansed.

The second day you release toxins, salt and excessive calcium deposits in the muscles, tissues and organs.

The third day the digestive tract is supplied with healthful, mineral rich bulk.

On the fourth day the blood, lymph and inner organs are mineralized.

That makes a lot of sense to me!


‘When we open up our consciousness and dwell in the beauties of Nature, we allow healing to enter our lives.”

Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, (1908 – 2001)


Ageless Remedies from Mother’s Kitchen, by Hanna Kroeger

Food Healing for Man, by Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, Ph.D.

7-Day Detox Miracle, by Dr. Peter Bennett, ND & Steven Barrie, ND

Natural Detoxification, by Jacqueline Krohn

The Detox Manual, by Suzannah Olivier

Sauna Detoxification, by Marilyn G. McVicker

Klaus Ferlow, traditional herbalist, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, President, founder and co-owner of FERLOW BOTANICALS, Div. of Ferlow Brothers Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., manufacturing/distributing organic toxin-free medicinal herbal and personal care products to professional health & wellness practitioners and selected stoes with holistic practitioners on staff in Canada and parts of USA since 1993. klaus@ferlowbotanicals.com http://www.ferlowbotanicals.com/

His educational articles have been published in dozens of Health Magazines, Magazines, Newspapers and Newsletters in Canada and on numerous websites around the world.

It is not our intention to make specific health claims. Any attempt to diagnose and treat illness should come under the direction of your health care practitioner.



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