Herbal Detox Beverage

A great but simple detoxing beverage that can be made using a variety of herbs. This can be made to enjoy hot or cold. 


  • ½ cucumber OR
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 teaspoon of any of the following herbs or combination of;
    • Dried mint leaves
    • Lemon balm
    • Shredded ginger root
    • Red clover
    • Nettle leaf
    • Rosehips


  • Boil water and fill a teapot with boiled water.
  • Add the fruit of your choice and add up to 3 teaspoons of desired herb or combinations of herbs.
    • If you are using cucumber you will probably want to do a cold infusion or tea
  • Steep for 20 minutes and strain. 
  • You may drink 2: or 3 cups per day 3 cups per day.  

Other detoxing herbs you can use, usually 1 teaspoon per cup.

  • Basil
    • Basil is a great source of Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Use it for calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Basil is also good for digestion, reducing inflammation, and fighting free radical activity. It has a sweet flavour and somewhat anise flavour that goes well with lime, cucumber, orange, and other fruits.
  • Mint
    • Mint has lots of Vitamin A, iron, and manganese. It helps to relieve  indigestion and may improve bowel issues. The mint  works well with cucumber, celery, and apple.
  • Oregano
    • Oregano is particularly rich in antioxidants. As well as Vitamin B6, potassium, copper, and fiber. Oregano has a  slightly bitter flavor so use it sparingly in your juice. Try with orange or grapefruit.
  • Parsley
    • Parsley contains vitamins A, K, and C and good amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Parsley is known for brightening flavors. Use it with apple and ginger.
  • Rosemary
    • Rosemary’s a great source of Vitamin B6, potassium, and copper. It adds  Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Folate. With a slightly minty, sage-like flavor, Rosemary goes well with Lemon and Pear.
  • Thyme
    • Add thyme to your juices for Vitamin E, Thiamin, Zinc, and Magnesium. This would be a nice addition to beets and celery.

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