In an excerpt from his book A Pukka Life, our master herbsmith Sebastian Pole gives an overview of cleansing and the toxins we should try and avoid in our daily lives.
Society often sees the body as toxic and dirty - the imbalanced relationship we have with dieting or the huge sales of laxatives shows this. But we’re not inherently ‘toxic’- we’re just exposed to toxic environmental pollutants – especially in our big cities.
Katie Pande, Pukka's Senior Herbal Advisor gives us an insight into herbs that help to cleanse the digestive system
The best times of year to undergo a natural cleanse or detox are at the change of the seasons. Just as there are spring floods, with rivers overflowing, there are internal ‘floods’ in the body as the natural increase of heat in spring melts the build-up of congestion from the winter months.
An Ayurvedic guide to spring health and wellbeing