Detox Tea Recipe

This detox tea recipe is just in time for the New Year to kickstart your journey to better health. It is the kind of Detox Tea that cleanses and removes toxins from the body and helps the body increase energy.

Detox Tea

So whether you are just looking to feel better for the new year or lose weight, this is the best Detox Tea for you. For this Detox Tea, I include herbs that address the organs of elimination, the liver, bowels, and kidneys.

As a matter of fact, just like how you treat your car to regular tune-ups, regular detoxing is beneficial in keeping your body functioning properly.

Foods That Detox Your Body and How To Avoid Processed Foods

 What Does Detox Tea Do?

Detox tea naturally cleanses the blood, removing toxins from the liver, lymphatic system, lungs, intestines, kidneys, and skin.

Signs You Need To Detox

It is amazing how your body can tell you it is time for a detox, You might be feeling sluggish, having poor digestion and bowel movements, having inflammation in joints and muscles, and having skin blemishes, rashes, and acne. However, these could be signs of other problems so consult your physician to get to the bottom of these problems.

 Detox Tea Ingredients

  • Dandelion
  • Parsley
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cranberry Juice

You can purchase dandelion tea from your local health food store, Walmart, or online hereI added the lemon juice and cranberry juice just before drinking and I only use pure cranberry juice and not juice cocktails or blends.

Detox Tea Recipe

Detox Tea Benefits

Benefits of Dandelion root

While dandelion is considered a weed, it has been used for thousands of years to treat liver, and kidney diseases, heartburn, skin problems, diarrhea, and breast problems. It has vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as iron, potassium, and zinc. Read More Benefits Of Dandelion

Benefits of Parsley

Parsley is a natural diuretic so it temporarily assists the body in getting rid of excess fluids. Parsley is high in potassium, vitamins A, and C, folate, calcium, and phosphorus.

It also contains a flavonoid known as quercetin. Quercetin’s antioxidant properties lower cholesterol and high blood pressure while reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers.

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been scientifically proven to be an appetite suppressant, increases metabolism, and burns fat. Read more

Benefits of Turmeric

Numerous case studies have been done on the healing properties of turmeric, it is anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever improves liver function, and aids digestion. Read More:

Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper may help you to lose weight, curb your appetite, increase your metabolism, and burn calories. Read More:

Benefits of Lemon

Lemon juice is believed to aid digestion, boost metabolism, cleanse the liver and boost the immune system. Read More

How To Make Detox Tea Recipe

Bring water to a boil in a stainless steel pot. Add ginger and reduce heat to simmer in the covered pot for 5 minutes.

Turn off the heat, and add dandelion, parsley, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.

Note: Before starting any detox program, consult your physician and be under the care of a healthcare provider.  Dandelion is normally considered safe but may cause allergies in some people, especially those who are allergic to ragweed, chamomile, daisies, and chrysanthemums.

If you have gallbladder disease or gallstones, you are cautioned on using dandelion root and should consult your healthcare provider. If you are taking medications such as antibiotics (ciprofloxacin), lithium, diuretics, medications for diabetes, antacids, or blood thinners (warfarin, aspirin), consult your doctor due to possible interactions. Read more.

Remember that parsley is a diuretic, it can be dangerous if you also take prescription diuretics. Talk to a doctor before using it. It is also to be avoided if you are pregnant.

Ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper are blood thinners, If you take blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin, then you want to talk to your doctor before drinking this Detox Tea recipe.

What Does Detox Tea Do?

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Detox Tea Recipe in white cup on white background garnished with lemon slice

Detox Tea Recipe

This Detox Tea Recipe is just in time for the New Year to kickstart your journey to better health. It is the kind of Detox Tea that cleanses and removes toxins from the body, helps the body to increase energy.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: detox tea
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 11kcal


  • 1 pot


  • 8 cups water
  • 3 inches fresh ginger peeled and shredded
  • 3 tea bags of dandelion
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry juice optional
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)


  • Bring water to boil in a stainless steel pot. Add ginger and reduce heat to simmer in the covered pot for 5 minutes
  • Turn off heat, add dandelion, parsley, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Allow tea to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain tea and store and allow to cool. Store in airtight glass jar and place in refrigerator.
  • Serve warm or cold, add lemon juice, cranberry juice, and maple syrup per cup. Drink 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach.


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  2. Hi Michelle. Thank you for sharing I am excited to start. Tomorrow I will start the detox. As I am detoxing should I be eating fruits and vegetables the whole time or just eat a healthy balance meal 3 times a day? Thank you

    1. Yvonne, that’s awesome, it’s up to you whether you want to eat only fruits and vegetables, bear in mind that doing this will work faster and you will have detox symptoms. Be mindful to stay hydrated, everyone’s body responds differently. If you do eat 3 balanced meals it will work but just slower. You can also read up on intermittent fasting. You can eliminate processed foods, oils, sugars but its really up to you. All the best.

    2. This is great… I’m really interested in knowing where you might be able to find the beautiful mug used in the photo?!

    1. Melanie, you can drink the tea as long as you want just drink for 3 weeks then take a break for about a week then continue this regimen monthly. Listen to your body and respond accordingly, make sure you are drinking enough water daily.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Michelle

    I was recently having issues with my blood pressure increasing, weight gain/swelling, and muscle weakness, because I was off of my thyroid medication. My own fault long story. I will be back on my meds very soon thank goodness.

    I saw your article about your detox tea. I started drinking it and within a few days my blood pressure was back to baseline, I even saw the swelling start to decrease. I was so amazed. I have saved this recipe to my favorites.

    The tea actually tastes pretty good, I even drink it without any sweetener.

    Thank you for this recipe

      1. 5 stars
        Yes I am experiencing good results with my blood pressure.

        While I do not have a blood pressure problem normally it’s only because I’m off of my thyroid medication. But I’m back to baseline.

        On another note I tried your recipe for Callaloo Fritas. I actually made it into a muffin and baked it in the oven and they came out really yummy. Can’t wait to try some more of your other recipes.

        1. I’m glad to hear you are back to baseline. I love how you made the callaloo fritters into muffins and that’s awesome that they turned out good.

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