Finishing your day with a cup of detox tea can help you flush toxins, strengthen your immune system, boost your metabolism, and bring your body to an alkaline state. Ingredients included in this recipe work together to provide wonderful healing benefits.
Lemon tea can help your body to detox naturally. It’s known to support the liver and kidneys as well as promoting blood circulation and strengthening the immune system. Although acidic to taste, lemons are one of the most alkaline of foods and help to push our bodies to the required pH alkaline state.
Cayenne pepper contains a component called capsaicin which neutralizes what is referred to substance P, a neuropeptide linked to the cause of inflammation in the body. Cayenne tea improves circulation which provides a source of healing nutrients to the tissue and the blood also carries away the toxins from the damaged or wounded area.
Cinnamon tea reduces blood levels of glucose and fructose slowing development of a fatty liver disease.
Ginger is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory as well. Ginger is a powerful diaphoretic which means it can increase perspiration and detoxify our bodies. German researchers have shown that sweat contains a natural antibiotic named dermcidin that can ward off bacterial, fungal, viral and microbial infections. Thus, ginger tea helps strengthen our immune system as well.
Everyday detox tea recipe
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 inch ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- Spoonful of raw, organic honey
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon (or 2 drops lemon essential oil)