Our bodies are naturally able to cleanse themselves, but every once in a while, it’s helpful to give our built-in cleansing system a boost. Luckily for us, there are a huge amount of herbs available to us that allow us to do just that without having to consume anything unnatural and potentially harmful. Try this cleansing herbal tea recipe.
This blend is packed full of liver and lymphatic supporting herbs that keep toxic waste in check. In addition to that, it also tastes great. This blend is warming, sweet, and inviting. If you like chai, you’ll likely find yourself a fan of this mix as the flavor profile is similar. This recipe should yield you about 15 servings.
What You’ll Need
- 3 TBSP Burdock root
- 3 TBSP Dandelion root
- 3 TBSP Sarsaparilla root
- 2 crushed Star Anise Pods
- 1 TBSP of whole Clove
How to Make
This blend is made out of roots and other hard materials. In order to maximize the flavor and the health benefits, you will need to brew it as a decoction. A decoction is a lot simpler to make than it sounds. We’ll cover it in detail below.
- Blend all of the roots and spices together
- Measure out 1 heaping teaspoon of the blend per cup of water
- Bring the water to a simmer and add your herbs to the pot
- Cover with a lid and let simmer for 30 minutes
- Turn off the heat and continue to let the mixture steep for another 30 minutes
- Strain and drink
Because decoctions of roots, berries, and spices can be time-consuming, you may want to make a few servings at a time and store the excess in the fridge. It can be kept for up to three days in most cases, and it tastes great cold over ice.