The palo azul detox involves drinking palo azul tea to remove toxins from the blood and kidneys, explains Palo Azul Tea. Palo azul tea consists of boiling the herb in water until it is no longer clear. For cleansing purposes, MexGrocer.com recommends drinking 4 cups of the tea per day.
Palo azul, also called kidney wood, contains a negatively charged alkaloid that binds to the toxins in the blood and urinary track, says Palo Azul Tea. This binding process draws the toxic materials out of the body and relieves the kidneys of stress. Consequently, palo azul has historically been used as a traditional Mexican remedy for kidney ailments, according to GardenGuides.com. As of 2015, the tea's medicinal and detoxification properties have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adds MexGrocer.com.