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Liver Detox Tea

Need a detox plan? How about detox tea as one of the most effective options for a liver detox? Read the following article for more details.
HolisticZine Staff
The importance of a liver detox has started to make way only recently with people realizing what it does to improve one's health and increase energy levels. With this realization, there has been a need to find good recipes for the very same purpose. There have been several recipes that have been formulated. But if you're looking to explore a little into a liver cleanse, then you can look into the option of detox tea. This is a good choice to make for detoxifying the liver naturally. In the article that follows, we will take you through some of the liver detoxification diets that concentrate on the different kinds of teas.

Benefits

Many people talk about the side effects of this tea and these might stand true for some people because of the ingredients in them. One has to test these detox drinks to see if they are allergic to a few ingredients. Other than that, there are several benefits of this tea. Here are some of them:
  • Flushes the liver of all toxins and wastes and therefore improves efficiency.
  • De-congests the gallbladder and liver and leads to better digestion.
  • Helps to improve blood circulation by cleansing the body.
  • Acts as a stimulant and helps in increasing and improving the efficiency of the liver. It thereby improves all other functions that are dependent on a good liver―like improving metabolism, manufacturing of glucose and the like.
  • Helps in reducing the inflammation that is caused in the body and thereby reduces body heat.
  • Helps in the production of more bile in the liver for the purpose of digestion and burning of fat.
  • Cleanses the skin and lends it a glow as a direct result of the detoxification of liver.
  • Helps to correct the varied deficiencies of the liver.
Recipes

Dandelion Burdock Tea

Ingredients
  • Dandelion root, 10 g
  • Ginger, 5 g
  • Mugwort, 2 g
  • Burdock root, 10 g
  • Fennel, 5 g
  • Milk thistle, 5 g
Directions
  1. Mix all the ingredients and add about 2 quarts (or slightly less) of water.
  2. Boil the ingredients in a non-aluminum pot.
  3. Let the liquid simmer on a low flame for 20 minutes and then take it down and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the liquid and store.
  5. Take about ¼-½ cup of tea 3 times a day.
  6. Make sure that you warm the liquid whenever you consume it.
Ginger Lemon Tea

Ingredients
  • Powdered ginger, ½ tsp.
  • Powdered turmeric, ½ tsp.
  • Lemon, ½
  • Maple syrup, 1 tbsp.
  • Water, 2 cups
Directions
  1. Mix the ginger and turmeric in 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. After the water begins to boil, let it simmer for 15 minutes. Then take it down from the stove and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea, add the lemon juice and maple syrup and stir well.
  4. Boil it again if the tea has become warm.
Green Peppermint Tea

Ingredients
  • Peppermint tea, 1 bag
  • Green tea, 1 bag
  • Boiling water, 2 cups
Directions
  1. In a pot of boiling water, place the green tea bag and the peppermint tea bag and let it boil for 8-10 minutes (you can keep it for a lesser time if you don't want a bitter taste).
  2. Then remove the tea bags and drink.
  3. Add honey if you feel the taste is too bitter.
Cayenne Pepper Tea

Ingredients
  • Cayenne pepper, 1 tsp.
  • Lemon juice, ½ cup
  • Honey, 1 tbsp.
  • Water, 1 cup
Directions
  1. In a cup of boiling water, add all the ingredients and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  2. Do not strain the pepper and have this lemon cayenne pepper detox drink as it is.
These were some of the recipes of liver detox tea and while many people prefer to go in for liver detox juices, these are some really good ones that are very effective.

Disclaimer - This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.