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Detox – A springclean for your body by Eugenie Rowson

Detox, short for detoxification, refers to the removal of toxic substances from the body. As the world around us becomes more and more polluted and therefore more toxic to our systems, our organs need to work a lot harder to get rid of these toxins. Every day, our hardworking bodies deal with the effects of environmental pollution, processed foods, preservatives, drugs, alcohol, additives and sedentary lifestyles – it’s no wonder so many of us are listless, sluggish, depressed, overweight and generally unwell.

The health of every single organ and cell in the body depends on its ability to eliminate the waste products of the life process. Homeopathy’s solution to detoxifying the body is called drainage therapy and involves the elimination of toxins believed to arise in the body as a result of disease or physiological dysfunction, or as a result of the pollutants in our environment. These toxins have a detrimental effect on the functioning of a particular organ and a person’s general wellbeing. Detox or drainage therapy therefore helps our organs and systems to do their job more effectively.

Starting with the kidneys & liver

The most important detoxing organs in the body are the kidneys and liver, and those of secondary importance include the lymphatic system, lungs, skin and colon. However, as the wise old saying goes, “before you throw out the garbage, you’d better open the back door!” Kidney and liver drainage must always come first in any detoxing programme and once these primary eliminating organs are drained and unburdened of toxins, and functioning optimally, then we can focus on other areas of the body needing help.

Signs of toxicity

The body is an interconnected, inter-dependent system. Once the liver and kidneys become overloaded with work and congested with toxins, they push the toxicity as far away from the internal organs as possible in order to protect them. Most people with kidney disorders would expect to experience pain in the kidney area or lower back pain, or right-sided abdominal pains for liver disorders.

However, they would be surprised to learn that numerous other pains such as pain in the shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, fingers, hips, legs and feet (especially pain under the heels and balls of the feet that feels like you are walking on sharp stones or needles) relate to kidney and liver disorders and can be improved upon with a suitable homeopathic drainage remedy.

Other signs that your body is crying out for a detox include allergies, headaches, poor concentration and memory, poor circulation, joint pain, frequent colds and flu, depression, a metallic taste in your mouth, digestive problems, inability to lose weight, candida and recurring yeast infections, and many, many others.

Health benefits of detox

Besides the obvious benefit of removing harmful toxins and improving the overall function of your bodily systems, detoxifying your body also:

  • Increases kidney, liver and gallbladder function
  • Encourages better digestion and absorption
  • Decreases bloating and stomach distension
    Improves blood sugar control and balance
  • Boosts metabolism & fat burning
  • Improves skin quality
  • Increases energy 
  • Improves immune function
  • Increases ability to deal with stress

In addition to these key benefits, detoxifying your body gives you a deeper understanding of how your body works and an appreciation of all it does for you. Lastly, a detox helps to balance your pH levels, decreasing acidity, which in turn decreases the likelihood of disease and illness in your body, since disease thrives in an acidic environment.

Genie’s top detox remedies:

Berberis Vulgaris – an excellent remedy to achieve combined kidney and liver drainage and detoxification.

Chelidonium – for gall bladder and liver drainage or inflammation of the liver, especially as a result of rich foods, alcohol and drug/artificial medicines abuse

Phytolacca – for drainage of the lymphatic system especially in the case of glandular swelling during and after illness; benign breast lumps; fatty lipomas; cellulite.

Ruta Grav – for colon drainage.

Berberis Aquifolium or Calendula – for skin drainage; to enhance the healing of many chronic skin disorders including spots and pimples, acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Equisetum – for bladder detox in urinary disorders.

Ceanothus – to drain and improve the functioning of the spleen and thereby assist with many blood disorders.

Phosphorus – to encourage pancreas drainage and improve sugar regulation disorders.

Adrenal Gland (whole) 7c – to regulate the adrenal gland after damage and disorder from suppression by cortisone medications where organs have been disordered by suppressive medicines.

Spongia or Lobelia Inflata 7c – for lung drainage especially whilst using an asthma inhaler; beneficial for smokers or ex-smokers; helpful during and after any lung disorder.

Sabal Serrulata – for prostate disorders.

Thlaspi Bursa – for drainage of the uterus and urinary/bladder disorders including fibroids, endometriosis, menstrual disorders and infertility, and incontinence.

Nux Vom – general detox remedy especially after over-indulgence in stimulants, rich foods, coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. An excellent hangover remedy.

There’s a remedy for that! Detox formula – for drainage and detoxification of the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system.


Homeopathy is an affordable, gentle, non-toxic and highly effective system of medicine. It is used all over the world and is growing in popularity in South Africa. Potentised remedies are available from homeopaths, pharmacies, online from www.theresaremedyforthat.com or from Wellness Consultants nationwide. For details of your nearest Wellness Consultant call our Health line 076 130 8058.