Other herbs like ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper contain antimicrobial phytochemicals. For this reason, they’re included in lots of cleanses, though studies are needed. Trying some herbal teas may assist digestive health via the colon.
Suzanne Scruggs, who participated in Johnson’s 14-day detox and healthful eating challenge at Whole Foods in January, says that’s what she wants to do. If the symptoms — for example digestive issues — come back, then reevaluate, he says. If you feel and look great, you probably don’t need a detox.