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When science meets
ancient herbal wisdom

People all over New Zealand are enjoying the benefits of the Potion Tree Detox Teas, as you can see by the fabulous reviews on our Facebook page.

Why are our teas so good? Simple: they’re designed to work in synergy with your body. No miracles – just science and a long tradition of herbalism.

Our detox teas are made from the finest quality plants to gently enhance your body’s natural detoxification systems. They help eliminate the excess waste that many of us don’t even know we’re carrying. 

Most importantly, our teas don’t contain senna or any other laxatives.

Also read : What is a Detox ? How does it work ?

Please note that modern scientific research is yet to catch up with thousands of years of traditional herbal medicine. Not every aspect of every plant has been ‘proven’ by science; but every plant used by the Potion Tree has its roots in ancient wisdom. 

On this page, you will find references to scientific research on the plants in our teas.  

Scientific references

Detox Evening Purity - ingredients and their scientific studies


Contains many nutrients and antioxidants

Reduces inflammation

May Treat Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

Helps treat short- and long-term urination problems

Lowers Blood Pressure

Aids sugar control

May protect your liver against damage by toxins, heavy metals and inflammation

May help your body shed excess salt and water, which in turn could lower blood pressure temporarily


Rich in antioxidant

Can improve vision

Reduces inflammation

Lowers blood sugar levels

Improves heart health


Highly nutritious, dandelion greens provide a substantial amount of several minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium

Supports the growth and maintenance of a healthy bacterial flora in your intestinal tract

Antioxidant, Dandelion contain high levels of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is known to provide strong protection against cellular damage and oxidative stress

Rich in another category of antioxidants called polyphenols, which are found in the highest concentration in the flower but are present in the roots, leaves and stems as well

Helps Fight Inflammation

May Aid Blood Sugar Control, chicoric and chlorogenic acid limited the digestion of starchy carbohydrate foods, which may also contribute to dandelion’s potential ability to reduce blood sugar

Some of the bioactive compounds in dandelion may lower cholesterol, which may decrease heart disease risk.

May Lower Blood Pressure, In Western medicine, diuretic medications are used to rid the body of excess fluid, which can lead to lowered blood pressure.

Dandelions have a protective effect on liver tissue in the presence of toxic substances and stress.

may reduce levels of excess fat stored in the liver and protect against oxidative stress in liver tissue

Dandelion and their bioactive components may support weight loss and maintenance

One test-tube study revealed significantly reduced growth of cancerous cells that were treated with dandelion leaf extract

May Support Healthy Digestion and Treat Constipation

Boost Your Immune System, dandelion extract significantly reduced the ability of viruses to replicate ,

May Support Healthy Bones, Dandelion greens are a good source of calcium and vitamin K — both of which are associated with the prevention of bone loss


Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties


Toiu A. Muntean E. Oniga I. Vostinaru O. Tamas M.

” Pharmacognostic research on Viola tricolor L. (Violaceae).”

Revista Medico-Chirurgicala a Societatii de Medici Si Naturalisti Din Iasi. 113(1):264-7, 2009 Jan-Mar.

Help relaxation and stress

Antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and vasculoprotective


Rich in antioxidants that may protect against chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes

May support a healthy immune system by having  among the highest vitamin C content of all fruits and vegetables


Aids weight loss

May protect against type 2 diabetes

May reduce inflammation and pain

Fights skin aging

Sweet Orange

Vitamins and minerals

Antioxidant and immunity

May aid in obesity prevention and management

reduce inflammation and improve glycemic control while increasing fat burning

Citrus fruit consumption can offset the damage caused by high-fat diets and prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases.


High in antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory compounds,-antimicrobial,-and-anti-inflammatory-compounds

Antitumor properties and even slow the growth of leukemia, breast, and prostate cancer cells

May help lower your blood sugar

May promote digestion

May boost weight loss

Detox Morning Purity - ingredients and their scientific studies

Yerba Mate

Supports the metabolism and satiety

The antioxidant power of yerba mate tea seems to be slightly higher than green tea

Supports mental focus

Improves muscle contractions, reduce fatigue, and improve sports performance by up to 5%

Boosts metabolism

Decreases the total number of fat cells and reduce the amount of fat they hold

Increases the amount of stored fat that’s burned for energy

Helps belly fat loss

Provides natural compounds with anti-inflammatory properties

Helps lower blood sugar and reduce the complications of diabetes

Reduces the formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Provides some protection against heart disease

Reduces cholesterol levels.

Green tea

Increases fat burning and boost the metabolic rate, in human controlled trials

Increased energy expenditure by 4%

Fat oxidationincreased by 17%, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat

20-30% lower risk of developing breast cancer

29 studies showed that those drinking green tea were up to 42% less likely to develop colorectal cancer

One study found that men drinking green tea had a 48% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men

Can reduce bad breath

May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing blood sugar levels

Green tea drinkers had an 18% lower risk of becoming diabetic

Green tea drinkers have up to a 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area



Remedy for upset stomach, stomach cramping, and other digestive problems, gastric ulcers

Diuretic, ridding your body of excess fluid and sodium

Boosting red blood cell levels


Increases feelings of fullness and reduces hunger

Effective in managing obesity

Helps improve blood sugar control, reduce A1C, insulin, and triglycerides among people with type 2 diabetes

Anti inflammatory