5 Winter Detox Tea : When & How to Drink

Detox or cleansing teas are herbal teas which contain plant based phytonutrients and antioxidants to increase and support our body’s natural process of detoxification. This happens due to increased metabolism and fat burning abilities. These tea also promote a healthy liver, digestive system and kidneys by streamlining the liver functioning and clearing out the digestive tract. These tea also help relax brain and other body muscles. These tea enhance your natural body detoxification and cleansing process but by no means are these tea a quick fix to lose weight. You need to exercise, eat right and follow a healthy lifestyle to stay fit.

1. Orange Peel Tea

Ingredients

  • Chopped orange slices (seeds removed)
  • Zest of one orange (avoid the upper portion of the peel)
  • Small piece of ginger
  • Small pinch of ceylon cinnamon
  • Honey (optional)

Instructions

  • Take one cup of water and boil it
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Bring to boil
  • Add 1/4 tsp leafy green tea (optional)
  • Strain and pour
    Drink this tea immediately after meal

Benefits of orange peel tea

  • Cleanses lungs and kidney
  • Improved digestion
  • Speeds metabolism
  • Helps cure UTI infection
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Mobilisation of fatty acids
  • Improves skin
  • Improves oral health
  • Helps in high absorption of nutrients
  • Reduces inflammation

2. Ginger and apple cider vinegar tea

Ingredients

  • Small piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Nutmeg and starneise (optional)

Instructions

  • Take 1 cup water and boil it
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Bring to boil and let the ingredients infuse fir a while
  • Strain and pour
  • Add apple cider vinegar once the temperature cools
  • Add honey (optional)

Benefits of ginger and apple cider vinegar tea

  • Powerful boost of antioxidants
  • Helps cure indigestion
  • Reduces bloating and inflammation
  • Helps in better nutritional absorption
  • Controls sugar levels
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improves immunity
  • Provides relief from acid reflux
  • Helps in maintaining a healthy heart

3. Lemon zest and lemon grass tea

Ingredients

  • Zest of one lemon (avoid the white part)
  • Lemon grass green tea (1-1.5 tsp)
  • Small piece of licorice (mulethi)
  • 4-5 black pepper corn
  • Honey (optional)

Instructions

  • Take a cup of water
  • Boil the water
  • Add ingredients
  • Bring it to boil and shut off the gas
  • Let the ingredients infuse for some time
  • Drink this tea between meals

Benefits of lemon zest and lemon grass tea

  • Improves energy levels in the body
  • Assists in full body detoxification
  • Helps boosts your mood
  • Fights fever and infection
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Aids in digestion
  • Cures constipation
  • Assists in achieving high mental alertness
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Boosts immunity

4. Turmeric and black pepper tea

Ingredients

  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 4-5 black pepper corn
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 small sprig of holy basil

Instructions

  • Take a cup of water
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Bring the mixture to a boil
  • Let it infuse for a while
  • Add honey (optional)
  • Have this tea close to bedtime

Benefits of turmeric and black pepper tea

  • Improves immunity
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps in relaxing the muscles
  • Releases brain relaxing tonic
  • Assists in pain relief
  • Good for liver
  • Helps in healing wounds
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Helps control sugar levels
  • Reduces cholesterol

5. Hibiscus Tea

Ingredients

  • Take 4 hibiscus flowers
  • Removes the petals

Instructions

  • After removing the petals put them in a cup of water
  • Boil the mixture
  • Strain and pour the mixture in a cup

Benefits of hibiscus tea

  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps maintain a healthy liver
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • High in vitamin c
  • Helps treat menstrual cramps
  • Helps with hypertension
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Helps in weight loss

Precautions

  • People with low blood pressure should consult a physician prior to having these tea
  • Look out for any allergies
  • These tea are not meant for pregnant women
  • People on any kind of medication should consult a physician prior to having these tea
  • Do not consume all types of tea in a single day
  • Start with one or two types of tea and gradually switch to others

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