The Be Well Recipe: Detox Tea

Many people associate cumin, coriander and fennel seeds with savory cooking, but they also combine to make a perfect Cleanse-friendly tea. The healing spices assist with gas and bloating and help to detoxify the body. Adding turmeric (use fresh if you can find it!) imparts a beautiful golden color — as well as anti-inflammatory properties. I also like to add a little fresh ginger as well.

Make a big pot of this detox tea, and sip throughout the day!

Detox Tea (Makes 4 cups)


  • 1 quart water
  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 T. fresh turmeric root, sliced, (or ½ teaspoon dried turmeric)
  • 1 T. fresh ginger, sliced (optional)

Bring the water to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan. Add the rest of the ingredients, and simmer for 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat, and allow the tea to steep for another 5 minutes. Strain.

Drink warm or at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator if you are planning to sip it throughout the day.

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