Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox Tea

Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox

Learn how to detox your liver with delicious turmeric tea, using the powerful liver detoxifying spice, turmeric. This is also a powerful anti-inflammatory!

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Why Should You Detox Your Liver? 

In this post, I showed you common signs of a stressed and overworked liver.  In today’s toxic and chemically filled world, I think it’s extremely important to provide the building blocks your body needs so it can detox properly and eliminate these harmful toxins. 

 

Our air is toxic, our food is toxic, our water is toxic, and the list goes on. This makes our liver overburdened, stressed and overworked trying to keep up with the onslaught of toxins that get thrown at it daily. When our liver can’t keep up with our toxic load, toxins accumulate in the body. In fact, studies shows that 100 percent of human fat cell biopsies reveal elevated levels of known toxins. And that’s a big problem because as a result, our health suffers in major ways!

 

Mary Vance, holistic nutritionist and author of Three Weeks to Vitality says,

Toxic overload creates an acidic internal environment and has been impli­cated in a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, allergies, skin conditions, asthma, mental illness, hyper­tension, gastritis, kidney disease and obesity. Studies are beginning to reveal that toxic overload contributes to more serious conditions such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory/rheumatoid arthritis, and neuro­logical disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”

 

Saying no to processed foods and chemically filled personal care and cleaning products are the best things you can do to reduce your toxic load and keep your liver strong and healthy.

 

In addition to not eating processed foods and using more natural personal care and cleaning products, you can also detox your liver by using herbs and spices that support the body’s detox pathways.

 

TURMERIC TEA – NATURE’S LIVER DETOX

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Providing your body with liver supportive herbs and spices is a wonderful way to detox your liver. Turmeric is a powerful liver cleansing spice. Incorporating this spice into your nutrition will help support and detoxify your liver and provide potent anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

My favorite way to incorporate turmeric in my diet is by making a tasty and comforting turmeric tea. It’s slightly sweet, slightly spicy and extremely delicious. It tastes very similar to a chai tea. Turmeric tea is a delightful way to heal, cleanse and detoxify your body and liver. But that’s not all! Turmeric is the said to be the world’s most important spice because of the long list of health benefits.

 

Other benefits of turmeric tea:

  • Detoxifies body and liver
  • Boosts immunity by improving liver function
  • protects liver tissue
  • Cleanses and purifies the blood
  • Eases symptoms of coughs and colds
  • Improves circulation in the body
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Prevents internal blood clotting
  • Reduces bad cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation – all types of arthritis and other inflammation
  • Stimulates secretion of bile which helps break down fat

 

Ingredients for Detox Turmeric Tea

I included ingredients that not only make this tea taste absolutely delicious, but every ingredient is chosen to maximize nutrients and absorption, and to help detoxify and rid the body of inflammation.

Fresh Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful liver and body cleanser. Turmeric is also a very effective anti-inflammatory. Studies like this and this show turmeric is more effective at providing anti-inflammatory relief than taking NSAID’s and other drugs.

Fresh Ginger

Turmeric combined with ginger doubles the anti-inflammatory results. Ginger also works wonders for headaches, joint pain, and arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger is a very effective digestive aid.

Black Pepper  

Sources agree that piperine in black pepper maximizes the benefits of turmeric and helps our body absorb it better.

Cinnamon 

Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Coconut milk 

The fats in the coconut milk help enhance turmeric nutrient absorption. These medium chain fatty acids also get used immediately as energy for your body and aren’t easily stored as fat. These extremely healthy and beneficial fats also keep you full longer and actually protect against heart disease and cardiovascular disease.

Raw Honey 

Raw honey is rich in enzymes, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and helps promote digestive health.

 

I do not recommend using ground turmeric and ground ginger for this tea because you probably will not like the taste (I didn’t at all!). Fresh turmeric and fresh ginger have exceptional flavor and tastes very different from their ground counterparts. More and more stores are carrying fresh turmeric. If your local store does not carry fresh turmeric, you can order it HERE. I would also encourage you to ask your grocery store manager if they would consider carrying it. You can usually find fresh turmeric in most ethnic grocery stores, too.

Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox Tea
 
Author:
Serves: 1
 
Turmeric Tea, a powerful liver cleansing tonic
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Fill mug halfway full with boiling water.
  2. Add in turmeric and ginger.
  3. Cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Stir in cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla and honey.
  5. Fill the rest of the mug with coconut milk and stir.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
You may strain the pieces of turmeric and ginger out if you wish. I grate mine very finely and leave them in.

 

If you are looking for a safe liver detox program, I recommend THIS liver cleansing and detox program by holistic nutritionist Mary Vance. I have gone through it myself and can highly recommend it.  She focuses on real, nutrient dense food and liver supportive herbs and helps transition you into a healthy long-term lifestyle. Click HERE to find out more about it and to purchase her book, Three Weeks to Vitality.

 

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Do you incorporate turmeric in your daily nutrition?

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101 Responses to Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox Tea

  1. meg says:

    This looks delicious! I have drank tumeric drinks before, to ease joint pain, but I didn’t know it was a detoxifier as well!

  2. Mona says:

    Turmeric is on my grocery list now that I know what to do with it ;)

  3. renee says:

    I have been making this tea every morning, for about a month, since i found tumeric root at whole foods! The only thing i dont use is the coconut milk, i use that in my coffee.

  4. Jill says:

    My whole foods has turmeric but it’s not organic. Would you still use that over organic powder. Thank you

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  6. Tracey says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it tonight, but only had ground turmeric and ginger. It was delicious!! I’m going to continue drinking it every day in hopes that it will ease my achy joints!

    I love, love, love your blog!!! Such a wealth of information :)

    • Carolyn says:

      If you have achy joints or the beginning of arthritis, drink only distilled water and take boron tablets. Do a Google search on “The Borax Conspiracy”. I use 1/4 tsp of “20 Mule Team” borax dissolved in hot water and then add it to my daily 2 litres / 1/2 gallon of distilled water. Easy and pleasant to drink. Works like a charm. :-) Check out “Earth Clinic” for many natural remedies for many health issues.

  7. Tara says:

    Is cinnamon necessary? I’m allergic to apples, oranges, cinnamon, corn,and several non food items.

  8. Yvette Atondo says:

    How often do you drink this tea?

  9. Karen says:

    Is it safe to drink while breastfeeding? I always wonder, about anything that is said to detoxify,if it will cause toxins to leave via my breastmilk OR if the ingredients themselves will be dangerous. My baby is 1 year old.

  10. joannabanana21 says:

    i agree about the taste of fresh turmeric. it’s much more mild to me than dried turmeric. can’t wait to try this!! i take curcumin capsules every day for inflammation but love adding turmeric to my food as well.

  11. Bonnie says:

    Wow, just made this, so delicious! I feel better already. lol
    Thanks for your website!

  12. Donna says:

    Can turmeric be stored in the freezer like ginger?

    Also, I am unable to sign up for your newsletter.

    • Hi Donna! Yes, I store it in the freezer. I tested my email box and it seems to be working, but if you’d like, I can manually enter your email address in on my end. If you’d like me to do that, could you just send me an email with your email address? Thank you :)

    • sherly says:

      I am unable to subscribe. can you please add me in. i am very interested to read the articles. thanking you in advance.

  13. Leyna says:

    Will the health benefits remain if I made this in a large batch to use over several days?

  14. Lynn Moody says:

    I am extremely sensitive to black pepper. Can I make this without it? I read on another blog that the black pepper helps but I am unable to tolerate it. Thank you in advance for your reply!

    Lynn

  15. gloria says:

    How safe is this tea. I have RA and cannot take any any drugs for the inflammation. I have pain constantly especially when I exercise. I need help.

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  17. Trish says:

    This is yummy! It was a relaxing drink before bed last night. I didn’t strain the tea, but I did use the leftovers in my oatmeal this morning for breakfast– gave it a tasty flavor.

  18. miriam says:

    YUMM!… who knew?!.. this is delicious.. am going ‘extra clean’ for a month.. so no coffee… after tasting this i may never go back to coffee.. it is so smooth and best chai taste i have ever had.
    I used 1Tbl of coconut oil instead of the milk.. and used liquid Stevia to taste instead of the honey..I put it in my blender/vitamix to emulsify the oil.. and it makes the roots so fine i dont need to strain it…. i even forgot the vanilla and it is still delish!..
    I had a hard time finding the root.. but finally found it at an Indian/Pakistan grocery store (Cash & Carry)$3.50 /lb
    THank you!…
    (I have been taking a organic tumeric capsule daily and it has really helped with a lingual nerve damage i got by a bad Novocain injection).. i love tumeric.!

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  20. Amy says:

    Is there something I can substitute for the coconut milk? I can’t tolerate it but really want to try this. Thanks!

  21. Penny says:

    Kelly,
    Thank you so much for so thoroughly presenting each ingredient in this article! I just learned of the INNUMERABLE health benefits of turmeric about 6 months ago from a woman from Germany that worked in natural healing research and development. I asked her what ONE ITEM should I be taking/eating daily & she recommended TURMERIC. My genetic risks include cancer & arthritis and I aim to avoid both!
    I was surprised to see so little info on cinnamon in your article as it also is so powerful in multiple ways, I especially appreciate it’s blood sugar regulation properties.
    Thanks again, Kelly! I have been reading many of your articles and do appreciate your input into my family’s health journey. May God bless you, Penny

    • Hi Penny! Thanks so much for your comment!! Turmeric is amazing and I’ve noticed some wonderful benefits from making it a point to include it in my diet each day! And I totally agree on cinnamon – it’s amazing!!! Cinnamon is another food I make a point to eat everyday. I especially try to include a bit on all my sweet treats to help with blood sugar regulation, too :)

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  23. I have to admit I was wrinkling my nose through the first half of this article… thinking, but I don’t *like* turmeric. Delicious? Really?
    I had never thought to use FRESH turmeric. (Okay, I’ve never looked for it either.)
    Luckily we have a really excellent Indian grocery store in our neighborhood! And we are planning a trip there later this afternoon!
    I’m excited to try a turmeric tea that actually tastes good! :)
    Thanks for this!
    ~ Christine

  24. Hannah M says:

    Have you ever heard of anyone being allergic to turmeric? Whenever my mother would do her canning with turmeric I couldn’t stand to be in the house! The smell made it very hard for me to breathe I had to go outside! I’m allergic to other things, but I am very interested in trying turmeric because of all the other things I’m allergic too that causes inflammation! Ergh..

  25. Virginia says:

    For those readers who can’t use black pepper, I read an article just today about turmeric (actually about Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric), and it said that ghee will also make itmore bio-available, especially to the brain. So, incorporating ghee in the recipe could take the place of the pepper, I believe.
    Will be trying this recipe, thanks!

  26. Brian says:

    I think this sounds great, I’m going to give it a try. I brew all kinds of things in my kitchen.

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  28. wendy says:

    I am new to using turmeric, but I’m already in love with it and amazed with it! I have only used ground turmeric. I have found by using my French press to make my tea concoctions, that is seems to dissolve better, and doesn’t seem to float on the top as much. Delish! I must try it with cinnamon now. Thanks!

  29. Sarah says:

    Hello! I just found your website this weekend and I am addicted! I just made this tea tonight, though I only had ground turmeric. I agree the taste was a bit strong, but still delicious! I can definitely sign on to making this once a day! Thanks and keep the good advice coming!

  30. Jen Lynne says:

    Fresh turmeric makes ALL the difference! I love this tea – it’s so warm and cozy. I usually can’t tolerate the taste of tumeric, but the use of fresh, grated tumeric, along with the other yummy ingredients make this tea very enjoyable. I grate the ginger and tumeric straight into a piece of cheese clothe rather than straining it out after. Drink up — the health benefits of tumeric are too great to ignore! Thanks for the recipe!

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  33. Jennifer says:

    Silly question, but what is your method for peeling and grating the root without turning yourself and everything around you yellow? I’m just starting out with it, and I feel like there must be a way, I just haven’t found it yet. :) Thanks!

    • Jennifer, I hear you! That is so annoying and I wish I found a way around it, but I haven’t. What I’ve been doing (as to limit getting yellow every single day) is making a mass batch of turmeric and ginger in my vitamix (or food processor or even hand chopper). I get 1 lb of turmeric, 1/2 pound of ginger and peel it all at one time. I put in in my vitamix and it grates it perfectly! Then I portion it out in little ice cube trays to freeze. Then transfer the little cubes to a freezer safe container. It seems like a pain, but I have perfectly portioned turmeric/ginger that last me a month or more! It’s so nice to just reach in the freezer and have my little turmeric/ginger cubes ready to go every morning (and no yellow fingers lol). I hope that helps and if anyone else can figure out how to not get everything yellow, I would give you a virtual fist bump!!!

      • Shelley says:

        I pound tumeric root with the flat side of a meat pounder under two sheets of wax paper, then slide it into my tea strainer. No yellow hands.

      • Nicole says:

        Hi Kelly!
        I just made this for my mom and I for the first time (I saw this post ages ago but haven’t found fresh tumeric until 2 days ago). It was really delicious–I only had almond milk–but I’m sure it would be even better with creamier coconut milk.
        I used rubber gloves for peeling and grating, but the most amazing thing happened during clean-up: when we couldn’t get the orange goo off the grater and cutting board, my mom suggested that active-oxy powder (like Vanish or Oxy clean) and it instantly turned the orange to a deep red and completely removed it from all the surfaces! It was like a fun chemistry experiment!
        I hope that’s helpful to anyone that winds up with an orange mess!
        Love your site, I’ve been a fan for a while! xx

        Nicole

  34. Natalie says:

    I used my NutriBullet to make the tea. Worked GREAT! Peeled the turmeric and ginger and placed it in the smaller of the cups. Poured boiling water on top. Attached the NutriBullet milling blade. Ran the machine for a minute. It pulverized the ginger and turmeric. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Then add the additional ingredients and run it again. Viola!

    Easy peasy!

    Although now the cup is slightly yellow, but I don’t mind.

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  38. Filomena says:

    Will I be able to do this even if I’m already diagnose with fatty liver? I’d like to use this.

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  40. caro lhaentges says:

    I am looking forward to drinking this tea every day. thanks for all the work you have put into the receipe and the wonderful information that comes with it. Keep up the great work! <3

  41. PF says:

    Can you comment on the effects of turmeric if you are on medication for high blood pressure or diabetes

  42. Angela says:

    Can you drink the tea twice a day, both morning and night?

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  44. judy ann bishop says:

    I WONDERED IF YOU EVER HAD FEEDBACK OR HEARD OF THIS HELPING SOMEONE WITH HEP C? I COULD NOT GET MY SON TO DRINK IT I BET. THANKS!

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  46. victor kintanar says:

    I use to drink turmeric juice every morning mixed with radish and cauliflower and a small piece of garlic.its perfect(but not the taste)

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  49. Shelby john says:

    This is awesome! I am going to try and also share with my clients. And I facilitate a support group for Lupus patients, they could really benefit from this. I am really enjoying following you.
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  50. chaeles fischer says:

    Why do you need to peel Turmeric? Can I put a small piece into a Vitamix mixer along with other igredients.

    • Hi Chaeles! You certainly don’t have to peel. I like the taste of it peeled better, but to be honest, I’m going to try to learn to like it unpeeled because it would make this tea soooo much easier to make.

      And yes, putting it in the Vitamix is a great idea.

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  52. Lisa says:

    I juice a fresh turmeric and mix it with lemon and honey, it taste so good but the stain is so hard to get rid….. even my hands and fingernails turned yellow until i run out of dishwashing liquid and i use laundry detergent powder and to my surprise it just disappear like magic especially on ceramics and glasses but on plastic wares its a little bit stubborn but i soak it with detergent powder with bleach overnight and it helps a lot. The tea taste so good.

  53. hoda says:

    Can I drink this tea while breastfeeding feeding I have premature baby in intensive care and I think drinking this tea would be beneficial for her but us it or is it dangerous because of detoxification of it thank u

  54. Susan says:

    Please sign me up for your newsletter.
    I am new to your site….but find your articles informative.
    Also great recipes.
    Thanks..
    Susan

  55. pat says:

    I am actually making making some turmeric tea right now, I am sure I will enjoy it thanks.

  56. Denise says:

    Hello I was recently told I have inflammation and a fatty liver. I’m choosing not to take western medication. Can you share any information on the benefits after a diagnosis. Does the tea possibly removes the fat during the detoxification? Can I include this tea in my daily diet or is there a time period I should not drink? Sorry for so many question, want to have the full benefit.

  57. Abby says:

    I might have missed it, but how does the pure vanilla play into the benefits of this tea (or is it more for taste)? I have been drinking the turmeric tea regularly and love it/recommend it to many, but wondered about skipping the vanilla while traveling because my bottle doesn’t seal very well.

  58. Jenifer says:

    Hi! Thanks for the recipe. I just recently decided to add turmeric to my diet on a regular basis to help with fat burning as well as other health benefits. As I wanted to make it right away, I used organic ground turmeric, and it tastes fine to me, with a double dose of sweetener (honey/xylitol). I used coconut oil in place of coconut milk. I think I’m going to be making this frequently!

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  61. gian says:

    Tnx for ur article..this herb has been my source of daliy antioxidants…also makes my vision clear bec it has carotenoids like squash..by he way you look hot like paris hilton…tnx more power

  62. Jessi May says:

    I just found your website today through Pinterest and I’m so happy that I did!!! What I love most about your website is the amount of information you give :) It’s nice to actually read about certain ingredients and the amount of health benefits & what it can offer to your body rather then just being given a recipe to try out. I really enjoy your website & its now a go to page for me :) Thanks again :)

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