- Clears and detoxifies GI tract
- Promotes a healthy immune system
- Aids the development of natural, healthy gastrointestinal flora
As our food supply becomes more globalized and with increased consumption of raw and undercooked foods, strong intestinal detoxifiers are needed to maintain intestinal balance.
Planetary Herbals Wormwood Intestinal Detox is a unique combination of strong herbal purifiers that support the body's natural cleansing process. Traditionally, these herbs have been used to assist the body's efficient elimination of toxins and foreign matter, to expel waste matter from the intestines, and to promote a healthy GI tract. This balanced formula combines detoxifying and expelling herbs, such as wormwood and black walnut hulls, with the classic internal cleanser and tonic Triphala, for a combined detoxification and toning of the digestive system.
Wormwood - A Traditional Bitter
Wormwood Intestinal Detox features wormwood (Artemisia annua), historically known as one of the most effective bitters in restoring intestinal health. Herbal bitters help stimulate the release of bile from the liver and further enhance the body's natural cleansing process by assisting in GI motility (the spontaneous motion of the gastrointestinal tract). Another key botanical, wormseed (Chenopodium ambrosioides), promotes the flow and discharge of bile into the small intestine and assists the body's ability to flush the intestines. Black walnut hulls and butternut bark are two additional bitters important to this formula. Black walnut hulls, which contain juglans and tannins, have traditionally been used to support digestion and, specifically, a healthy colon. Also called white walnut, butternut bark is used to cleanse the body and intestines and ensure proper elimination. Also added is the tonic quassia, which aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of bile and gastric juices.
Comprehensive Cleansing with the Addition of Triphala
Triphala is a traditional East Indian botanical combination renowned for its purifying, nourishing, and toning actions. The three fruits of Triphala, amla, behada, and harada, are powerful astringents and promote the health of intestinal tissue. At the same time, they work in combination to support an intestinal environment favorable to proper flora growth. Triphala promotes efficient elimination. The addition of this classic internal cleanser fortifies Wormwood Intestinal Detox, to both detoxify and tonify the digestive system.
Traditionally Soothing Herbs for GI Tract and Immune Support
The surfaces of the GI tract, or mucosa, contain a complex system of immune cells, which play a role in cellular immunity and other immune system activity. The health of these cell surfaces is key in ongoing intestinal health. Many of the herbs in Wormwood Intestinal Detox are known to soothe or lubricate the gastrointestinal tract, thereby enhancing GI function.
The principal soothing herb in the formula, marshmallow root, contains mucilaginous polysaccharides that lubricate and protect mucous membranes. As a digestive aid and bitter, fennel seed promotes normal acidity in the stomach and intestines while helping to support GI motility. Naringenin, present in citricidan, or grapefruitseed extract, encourages gastro-protective effects by increasing mucus secretion. Furthermore, ginger root's active ingredients, gingerol and shogaol, enhance the secretion of digestive juice and tone the muscles of the digestive tract.
Combining Tradition and Modern Science
Wormwood Intestinal Detox exemplifies Planetary Herbals' commitment to herbalism at its best-combining the wisdom of traditional herbalism with the advances of modern science.
Wormwood Intestinal Detox is a unique combination of strong herbal purifiers that support the body's natural cleansing process. This formula contains potent, traditional herbal ingredients such as sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) and black walnut hulls, which support healthy gastrointestinal flora, and the classic internal cleanser and tonic Triphala. It also features additional herbal ingredients that soothe the gastrointestinal tract and maintain digestive balance.