Detox Tea Recipe

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.

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 which 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.

 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 cocktail/blend.

Detox Tea Recipe

Detox Tea Benefits

Benefits of Dandelion root

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

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, vitamin A, C, folate, calcium, and phosphorus.

It also contains a flavonoid known as quercetin. Quercetin's anti-oxidant properties lower cholesterol and high blood pressure while reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry1

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, aids digestion. Read More:

Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper may help you to lose weight, curb your appetite, increases metabolism, and burns 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 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.

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 allergic in some people especially those who are allergic to ragweed, chamomile, daisies, chrysanthemums.

If you have gallbladder disease, gallstones then 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, 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.


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13 kcal / 54 kJ
0 g
Per 100g

Cooking Time

10 min
15 min
Ready in:
25 min
8 servings



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


Detox Tea Recipe

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. melanie
    June 23, 2019

    Hi Michelle, How many days to drink the tea/

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 23, 2019

      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.

  2. Gillian
    June 11, 2019

    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

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 11, 2019

      Wow I’m happy you enjoy it Gillian and you are experiencing results.

      • Gillian
        June 11, 2019

        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.

        • Michelle Blackwood
          June 11, 2019

          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.

  3. Rebecca
    January 9, 2018

    This detox tea sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try!