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.
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
- Cayenne Pepper
- Lemon Juice
- Cranberry Juice
You can purchase dandelion tea from your local health food store, Walmart or online here. I added the lemon juice and cranberry juice just before drinking and I only use pure cranberry juice and not juice cocktail/blend.
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 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, 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.
- 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.