You learn a lot of things while experimenting with all the detox fads out there. One of the more important lessons is that going on a week-long diet consisting of juices or cabbage broth is probably not the best way to help your body get rid of all the nasties. If only it were that simple!
The liver is perfectly capable of eliminating toxins without the help of extreme diets (that’s why we have it in the first place!). That being said, we can enhance some detoxifying functions in the body, but it takes a long term change in lifestyle to get healthy, natural results.
The secret is to incorporate the right health-boosting ingredients and plants into your day to day diet. One such ingredient is lemon myrtle, a Native Australian plant that has been used for centuries by the Indigenous people as a medicinal aid.
Find out more about how lemon myrtle can help you gently detoxify and rejuvenate your body!
Why is Lemon Myrtle special?
We keep raving about it, but what makes Lemon Myrtle so special?
First of all, it has the highest purity of citral among any of the citrus herbs and fruits. This compound is a fragrant, naturally occurring liquid that has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities. It has also started gaining a lot of attention thanks to its possible contribution to weight loss. In a study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology, citral has been shown to reduce insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, leading to a reduction in weight gain.
Lemon Myrtle is also rich in antioxidants that help prevent the production of free radicals, thus protecting cells from damage. They keep your body functioning efficiently, which translates to improved internal-cleansing processes and slower ageing. Antioxidant-rich foods make your skin glow and help you feel rejuvenated from within.
Last but not least, lemon myrtle has high concentrations of Vitamin C, a vitamin which has been traditionally used to boost the immune system and improve digestion.
How to incorporate lemon myrtle into your diet
Consumed on a daily basis, lemon myrtle can support a variety of functions in the body, rejuvenating it from within. It’s by no means an aggressive way of cleansing the body, but rather a gentle, more holistic approach to detox.
At Roogenic, we have a long history with this wonder-herb. Not only do we use it in many of our products, but the benefits reported by our customers confirm that all that “hype” is as real as it gets. Here are a few goodies made with lemon myrtle that can assist you on your detox journey:
Native Detox Tea, which has been Naturopathically accredited to help with detoxification, digestion & immune function.
Australian Honey Infused with Lemon Myrtle, a raw, locally sourced Australian honey with the naturally sweet flavours of indulgent caramel and citrus.
- Revive, a combination of two antioxidant-rich super plants, both recognised for their extraordinary health benefits.
Consuming lemon myrtle could prove to be one of the best ways to detoxify your body the natural way. Sure, it’s not as glamorous as a juice cleanse, but remember: all that glitter is not gold! Sometimes it takes small steps to achieve a big health boost.