Toxins are poisons that are harmful to your body.  Toxins can affect your body either by internal of external means.

Internal toxins are produced within the body through normal metabolic processes.  Another way toxins can develop is when foods decompose in the intestines or when bacterial toxins and yeast flourish inside the body due to chronic constipation.

External toxins are either chemical or microbial in nature.  They enter the body through the intake of food, water, inhalation of contaminated air or direct contact with the skin or mucous membranes.

The body has the normal ability to eliminate toxins.  The vital organs that play a major role in cleansing the body of toxins are the liver, kidney, colon, lungs and the skin.  The body’s immune system is the body’s armor against microbial toxins while the liver is primarily responsible for breaking toxins into byproducts that the body ejects in the form of stool or urine.

Poor eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle can overwork the vital organs, and excessive intake of unhealthy foods can cause the accumulation of negative elements or toxins inside the body.  Overtime, this can cause serious damage to the organs.  If this is not addressed, this will eventually blow up into illnesses and diseases.

Using herbs to help the body in the detoxification process is one of the best options because herbs are natural and they do not contain substances that can aggravate the condition.

Here are some of the herbs which are known to have a detoxifying effect on your body:

Psyllium

It is a high fiber detoxifying agent that originates from the seed of a fleawort plant. When combined with lots of water intake, it is known to cleanse the intestines with its “scrubbing” effect on the digestive system.

Aloe Vera Juice

This herb detoxifies the body by killing the parasites, yeast, bacteria and viruses that thrive in the digestive system.

Cascara Sagrada

This herb works as an effective laxative which also works to ease constipation problems.  But since this is strong, its use should be limited to just one week.

Fennel Seeds

It works by inducing bowel movements and provide relief from gas pains and intestinal cramps.

These are some of the known herbs that help to rid your body from toxins.  Health enthusiasts recommend detox sessions from time to time, especially to individuals who regularly consume meat and processed foods because these foods can cause the accumulation of negative substances in the body.