A depurative herb supports the natural cleansing processes of the kidneys and liver, promoting the detoxification and excretion of waste products from the blood. The term depurate means “to purify.”

Traditionally referred to as blood purifiers, the primary function of depurative herbs is to normalize dysfunctional metabolic and catabolic processes in the body, particularly with the breakdown and elimination of metabolic waste.

They also enhance general absorption and assimilation of nutrients.

Synonyms: Alterative

Depurative Herbs

  • Burdock (Arctium lappa)
  • Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
  • Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium)
  • Sarsaparilla (Smilax Ornata)
  • Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
  • Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)

This video shows how herbs can be used to cleanse and detoxify to protect your overall health. It includes a recipe for a blood cleansing herbal tea infusion prepared from Yellow Dock, Burdock root and Oregon grape root.

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