10 Liver Detox Tea Recipes

The liver is a vital organ that needs detoxifying every now and then. Why? Because the liver is responsible for many of the functions that maintain homeostasis within our body.

The most common function of the liver is to cleanse our blood from toxins (created by your own body) and toxicants (toxic substances from outside sources such as food, water, and air).

If the liver is not cleansing well enough or if it is overwhelmed by a huge amount of toxic substances, it may become diseased or malfunction.

Sometimes the liver needs help to successfully eliminate toxins from your body. If the right detoxification enzymes are not activated by healthy plant compounds, the liver can actually transform toxic substances into even MORE toxic substances.

But the good news is that detox teas can help your liver perform its duties correctly and keep toxins moving out of your body.

Here is a list of tea recipes to help your liver detox

1. Liver Detox Tea

Dandelion is a powerful herb that promotes liver and gallbladder health. In animal studies, dandelion has been shown to prevent signs of liver disease and is commonly used as a bitter herb to promote bile flow from the liver through the gallbladder 1.

Bile must successfully enter the gallbladder from the liver, and then be released into the intestines in order for toxins in the liver to be eliminated through the intestines. Dandelion helps move these toxins through the liver and gallbladder and into the digestive tract.

  • Dandelion leaf/root
  • Milk thistle
  • Red clover
  • Yarrow

Source: Liver Detox Tea Recipe

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2. Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Tea

In a study on alcohol-consuming mice, researchers tell us that the antioxidant properties of lemons can protect the liver from injury 2. Lemon juice prevented many signs of liver damage due to  alcohol 2.

Stresses of life, overeating, and toxic chemicals can burden and damage our livers. But lemon antioxidants like bioflavonoids and vitamin C can help protect this organ.

  • Filtered drinking water
  • Fresh grated turmeric root (or turmeric powder)
  • Fresh grated ginger root (or ginger powder)
  • Juiced lemon (keep the peel/rind while juicing the lemon)
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Raw honey or to desired taste

Source: Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Tea Recipe

3. Turmeric Tea

Turmeric or its component curcumin can prevent liver damage caused by a variety of toxic substances 3. Turmeric is a powerful inhibitor of inflammation  which can be very healing to the liver. This tea has black pepper in it, and this increases the absorption of curcumin in your body 4.

  • Fresh turmeric
  • Fresh ginger
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut milk
  • Raw honey

Source: Turmeric Tea Recipe

4. Green Tea Detox Recipe

Statistical analysis has shown that green tea reduces the chance of developing various liver diseases 5. Green tea also increases phase II detoxification enzymes, which help the liver cleanse itself 6.

  • Green tea
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Purified water, near boiling

Source: Green Tea Detox Recipe

5. Simple Detox Tea with Lemon Recipe

Ginger improves various indicators (enzymes) of liver health 6. It also curbs liver inflammation 6.

The coconut milk and raw honey give this tea a creamy, sweet flavor and adds B vitamins to the mix.

  • Turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Ginger powder
  • Raw honey
  • Water
  • Coconut milk ( optional)

Source: Simple Detox Tea with Lemon Recipe

6. Ginger Tea

Similar to the last recipe but simpler.

  • Raw organic honey
  • Coconut milk
  • Ground turmeric
  • Ground ginger
  • Water

Source: Ginger Tea Recipe

7. Drink that Melts Fats Away

Green tea and citrus fruits like lemons can upregulate the burning of fat and aid in healthy weight loss 7,8!

  • Water
  • Green tea
  • Orange, lemon, or grapefruit
  • Mint leaves

Source: Drink that Melts Fats Away Recipe

8. Dandelion Tea

You may often see dandelion growing on the side of the road. It grows just about anywhere. This bitter green has long been shown to benefit the liver, and the fact that it speeds up the movement of bile, which contains toxins, out of the liver and through the gallbladder may be one reason that it’s so good for liver health 9. 

  • Dandelion root or flower
  • Water

Source Dandelion Tea Recipe

9. Ginger, Dandelion, Milk Thistle Tea

Milk thistle is a powerful liver tonic. Researchers actually think that it prevents toxins from entering liver cells 10. Milk thistle also boosts the antioxidant defenses of the liver so that it can cleanse and protect itself 10.

  • Fresh ginger; peeled and sliced
  • Dried dandelion root
  • Dried (or teabags) milk thistle
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Coconut oil
  • Artichoke extract
  • Water

10. Basil Ginger Tea

Basil, ginger, honey, and spices. This tea is full of aromatic herbs and goodies. Coriander is also known as cilantro, and its antioxidant content helps protect the liver 11.

  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cardamom
  • Whole black peppercorns
  • Fresh ginger grated
  • Honey
  • Water
  • Lime sliced
  • Leaves of fresh basil

Source: Basil Ginger Tea Recipe

There is no denying it. Herbs are potent medicinal aids to the liver. Their health-promoting  effects, especially those on the liver, have been measured in animals and humans, and these effects are substantial.

Considering the huge amount of environmental pollutants our bodies have to process these days, optimizing your liver function is of the utmost importance. So drink these teas so that your liver can keep your body clean.

Does your liver need a detox?

Poor diet and lifestyle choices, as well as everyday pollutants and toxins can have a harmful effect on your liver.

After all, it’s job is to act like one big detox factory. But sometimes it can get overloaded and could use a little help.

Help your liver perform at its best with a clean and natural detox.

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Evan Burns

MSC in Nutrition

Evan has years of experience researching and writing about the health effects of food and nutritional supplements.

He is especially passionate about nutritional pharmacology and the bioavailability, efficacy, and actions of supplements. He wants to spread knowledge about how effective diet and supplements can be at treating ailments and promoting well-being.

Your liver deals with a lot of stresses in your daily life. From environmental pollutants in the air and all around us, to pesticides and chemicals in the foods we eat, our livers just can’t seem to catch a break.

What’s more, with changes in our diets and lifestyles, food becomes much more processed and packaged with emphasis on flavor, not nutrition. That means your liver has to work even harder to filter out the junk. To help turn the tide and help the body heal itself from within, many have started claiming that a “liver detox” is necessary to help flush out the toxins and essentially “reset” liver function so that it can do its job more effectively.

But some liver detoxes can do more harm than good! Click here to discover what scientific researchers have to say that will shock you…