Detox naturally – How to Flush your Liver with Detox Plants

Besides our diet and lifestyle, it’s by performing a flush of our main detox organs that we can really help our body to detox naturally. A flush not only help to evacuate the toxins, it also stimulates the detox organs to perform at their best.  It allows them to clean themselves before cleansing the rest of the body.

When we do a specific flush, we have to expect direct effects quickly. We may note a change in our stools, or an increased sweating as example.  Those things are positive; the detox process is undergone and the toxins are evacuated. However, everything depends on how much waste there’s to drain. Don’t expect to completely heal liver cirrhosis in a 2 days flush!  But if you have liver problems, a liver flush can certainly help to prevent further damage.

Liver flush: how long should it take?

If you really want results, you have to take two things into account. First, the strength of the flush, and second, how long it will last. If your flush is too weak, you might not see the expected results. But on the contrary, if the process is too strong, you can suffer from severe detox symptoms and leave your body completely extenuated.  This is exactly why I don’t recommend starting with the well-known olive oil liver flush.  This particular detox process is very harsh on the body, and the green blobs that you find in the toilet after it are definitely NOT kidney stones.  Instead I suggest the following plants to detox your liver naturally and safely.

Detox plants for a liver flush

Wild Chicory

This plant, well known for its choleretic and cholagogue properties (that increase the bile production and elimination), also supports the kidneys and intestinal detoxification.

Directions: In a saucepan, add about ¾ oz of wild chicory root to 4 cups of water. Bring to boil for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let steep for another 10 minutes. Drink little by little during the day.

Golden Rod

This plant is very good at flushing the liver, but it also plays a role in the kidney flush as well.

Directions: Add 2 teaspoons of leaves to 1 cup of hot water and let steep for 10-15 minutes.


Rosemary not only has wonderful health benefits due to its high antioxidant content, it’s also a great plant to detoxify the liver. Like wild chicory, it increases the bile production and evacuation.  More than using rosemary in the kitchen, you can also brew a delicious tea with it.  Rosemary is also sold in pill form, for a stronger effect.

Directions: Add 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of hot water and let steep 15 minutes.

Have you ever tried a liver flush before? Which benefits would you expect from it? If you never tried one, what are the reasons behind your hesitation?

4 thoughts on “Detox naturally – How to Flush your Liver with Detox Plants”

  1. Very interesting info. Have heard a lot about liver flushes but have yet to try one yet. If you did an herbal detox how many days are suggested?

  2. Hi Deb,
    The time of the detox will depend greatly on the product you take, on your initial health condition, and how your body reacts to the detox. If you take a plant from a commercial formula, simply follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. When using wild herbs, you’ll have to listen to your body carefully. Start slow, and see how you react. I wouldn’t go more than 7 days in a row. It’s better to repeat the process once in a while rather than a single longer flush. Make sure you drink plenty of water and eat enough fiber during the process. Hope this helps!

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