Herbal Spring Cleanse

Spring cleaning isn’t just for our homes! It’s also time to clean our bodies with a Spring Detox! 


Nature is awakening from its long winter sleep and its time of inactivity, and so are we. It’s time to celebrate the rebirth of Spring and, after the heaviness of winter (and excesses of the holiday period), it’s an excellent time to detoxify our bodies and rejuvenate our health. It not only helps us shake off the cobwebs but helps clean our ‘pipes’ so our body systems can work better. 


Feeling fatigued, headachy, foggy, having blue moods, skin issues, digestive problems, and low immune function can all be indications that you could benefit from a detox. Doing a seasonal detox helps reset and revitalize your body by helping your organs to recover and regenerate and promotes health and healing on all levels - body, mind, and emotions. You’ll feel lighter, more energized, and ready for this great new season!  


Detoxes help you eliminate toxins in the body and help with weight management. Did you know your body holds onto weight to protect you from toxins in your system? That is one reason why it’s important to do a gentle detox when you are working on losing weight, so your body can let go of toxins and excess pounds without getting you sick while doing it. 

With a Spring Detox, we work to clear and rejuvenate the liver, kidneys, lymphatic, and digestive systems, which work round the clock as your body’s major detox organs. This should be a gentle process that lifts your health and energy. You might be surprised how easy it is to do, and Cedar Bear is here with great herbal remedies that help the process be even easier. First though, here are some important tips to help your Spring Cleaning work for you: 


Clean eating is very important to our health, and part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating fresh, nutrient-dense foods that are easy to digest is never more important than in the Spring to help clear out months’ worth of micro-junk from our bodies.

Look for seasonal fruits and vegetables that support detoxification – primarily leafy greens, berries, and citrus fruits. Get them organic whenever possible – that’s also part of clean eating. 

Reduce or eliminate processed foods, sugar, and unhealthy fats. And include plenty of water and herbal teas to support the detoxification process.

WELLNESS TIP: Got a blender? Blend your way through your detox. Use it for yummy smoothies with greens, berries, and fruits. 


Staying hydrated is key to supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes and helps create a gentle toxin flush. Hydration is important for: 

  • Kidney function, as the kidneys have a vital role in filtering waste products and toxins from the blood and out of the body through the urine.
  • Liver function, which is the body’s primary detoxification organ and processes and eliminates toxins from the bloodstream. 
  • Digestive system, for proper digestive function and keeping your bowels moving toxins out of the body.
  • Lymphatic system, which has to have proper lymphatic fluid balance to move lymph throughout the body, an important part of detoxification and immune function. 

Ironically, staying hydrated helps reduce fluid retention, which causes bloating and swelling. Keeping hydrated helps the body maintain proper fluid balance throughout the body. So don’t avoid drinking water and herbal teas if you have excess fluids. Increase your intake!

HEALTH TIPS: Add lemon juice to your water to enhance its action. Cut down on caffeine and eliminate alcohol during a detox. 

WATER – Drink plenty of clean water throughout the day. You can’t go wrong if you follow the 8x8 Rule: The rule of thumb is to drink 8 8 oz glasses of water/day. (Sweetened drinks and carbonated soda pops don’t count! Avoid them, especially during a detox.)

HERBAL TEA – There are wonderful herbs that help with detoxification (and can be part of your 8x8 water intake). Dandelion root tea, green tea, and ginger tea are great examples. 

JUICES – Drink juices made with whole fruits and/or vegetables for fiber and full nutrition. (Juices like clear apple juice and grape juice without the actual fruits raise blood sugar levels.)


Boost Your Detox with Herbs. There are herbs that wonderfully support kidney, liver, digestive, and lymphatic system cleansing and help build your health at the same time, such as milk thistle, turmeric, burdock, and dandelion. Keep reading to learn more about them. 


Put herbs in smoothies, soups, and herbal teas. (While the word ‘tea’ is supposed to be reserved for tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant, almost everyone calls non-caffeinated herbal infusions or decoctions herbal teas.) Drink herbal teas several times each day, and use Cedar Bear herbs, which are like concentrated herbal teas, taste great, and are easy to use and alcohol-free.


A healthy digestive system is part of good detoxification. As we said already, eat whole, unprocessed foods, organically grown when possible. You want to lower your toxic load, which includes clean food sources. 

Probiotics – your gut needs probiotics to help keep your digestive system in balance and to support the gut flora. Probiotic rich foods include yogurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables (sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, miso, kombucha drinks). 

HEALTH TIP: Make sure yogurt is high quality, unsweetened (add your own fruit), and states it has “live and active cultures” and/or contain probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, or Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

DIGESTIVE SUPPORTING HERBS – Peppermint, fennel and ginger all help reduce bloating and improve digestion.


Include mindfulness practices daily such as meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. Even a walk outside can be a mindful activity. Mindful living, which reduces stress, is gained through developing present moment awareness and focused attention and can help your overall well-being.

Stress Management – Stress increases stress-related hormone levels, which are designed to suppress digestive and immune processes to support fight-or-flight responses. Long-term, chronic stress increases oxidative action in our body, which breaks down our health. (Part of why antioxidants are so important.) Work to reduce stress and chronic stress problems in your life. Spending time in nature, exercising, and regular breathing exercises support your overall wellbeing.

Spring Cleaning your pipes with a Spring Detox helps your body keep running well, kind of like good quality fuel and clean filters in your car helps to keep it running smoothly. Start your Spring Cleaning Detox today – you don’t have to do big, heroic actions. Small steps get you walking in the right direction. Feed your body well with healthy nutritional foods and herbs, stay hydrated, and take care of your mind/body, as well. 


Throughout history, cultures throughout the world have used detoxification supporting herbs to help keep the body well. At Cedar Bear, we have you covered with herbal supplements for detox. Carefully formulated by Clinical Herbalist and Cedar Bear’s Founder, L. Carl Robinson AHG (RH), each formula targets the specific need of the body that it is named for. Single herbs can be used alone or added to formulas to ‘boost’ their action. Alcohol-free, great tasting, concentrated, and effective, we’ve made Cedar Bear herbs so you can take them wherever you go!

Here are some of the great detoxification herbs and formulas available from Cedar Bear that help support your health: 


Burdock Root – for digestive, lymphatic & liver cleansing.

Dandelion Root – for liver & digestive building, cleansing support.

Ginger Root – for digestive & immune support, reduces nausea.

Milk Thistle Seed – for natural liver support, protects & builds healthy liver tissues. 

Red Clover Flower – for blood & lymphatic cleansing, respiratory clearing.

Turmeric Root – for total health support, anti-inflammatory.


EC Blend – Healthy Cell, Detoxing & Immune System Support, (the original Essiac formula).

Herbal Detox – Deep Tissue & Liver Cleanser, gentle and effective.

Lymphatic Cleanse – Supports Lymphatic & Immune Function.

Stomach Settler with Ginger – Supports & Helps Clear Digestion, and great for nausea. 

Turmeric Golden Drops – Protects Overall Health, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory

Uri-Lixer – Supports Urinary Health & Helps Clear Excess Fluids.

How to use them? Choose the formulas and/or single herbs that you fit your needs. Keep it simple, though, one-three formulas at a time will give you great detox support. Use them according to the instructions on the label. During a Detox, take 2-3 times/day and double the recommended amount on the label for 2-3 weeks, taking them between meals. You can use more than one formula and/or single herb at a time. They all go well together. 

HEALTH TIP: To simplify your herb use, fill a water bottle with cool, clean water or herbal tea, put your Cedar Bear herbs in, and take sips throughout the day. 

Happy Spring Cleaning!

(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)