Healing QA: Tips For Alcohol Detox?
04/03/2013 | 10:42 AM
Do you have any alcohol detoxifying herbal remedies?
It’s important to remember that the body has an innate ability to detoxify itself regardless of what herbs or other substances are consumed. Simply refraining from eating for a number of hours and consuming some hot water can help the digestive system to process whatever food and alcohol is in the GI tract and then use the break from digesting new food to purge the body of whatever toxicity remains in the blood
As to specific herbs to take, it is inadvisable to refer you to too many specific herbs without knowing more about your constitution and the relative balance or imbalance of your doshas. Were I or anyone else to prescribe something to enhance your body’s ability to burn off toxicity by building your digestive fire while there’s already too much heat in your body, you would only exacerbate related symptoms. Try taking some tulsi with hot water to foster a tridoshic effect in your body overall, but otherwise consult with a practitioner to find out how you may best restore yourself to balance after consuming alcohol. Of course, the best way to truly avoid alcohol-based toxicity is to not even drink it in the first place.
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