Basil has excellent detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects, even chewing a leaf of basil can ease digestion and tension. At the end of a hot afternoon, this tea concoction is a cool refresher.
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
- 6 thin slices of unpeeled cucumber
- 2 thick slices of peeled pineapple
Pour 1 cup of boiling water of the basil leaves. Stand for 3 minutes and strain into a glass. Leave to cool. Liquidise pineapple and cucumber, and mix in 2 tablespoons of crushed ice. Mix in the basil tea and serve in a tall glass with more crushed ice. Basil tea on its own is an excellent slimming tea and is a great way to finish each meal to aid in digestion.
This tea can help you unwind and is known to soothe a troubled heart.
- 3 -5 cardamom pods, crushed
- 1 -2 teaspoons of thinly-pared orange rind
- 2 teaspoons of dried or fresh chamomile
- 1 sprig of mint
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over cardamom pods. Add orange rind, chamomile and mint. Stand covered for 5 minutes and strain. Leave to cool a little and sip slowly.
Celery Detox Tea
This is a fantastic cleaning tea and ideal for those wanting to lose weight. This is not suitable for those pregnant or with a kidney disorder.
- 1/2 cup of celery leaves
- 1/4 cup of fennel leaves
- 1 teaspoon of celery seed
- 1 carrot
- 10 cucumber slices
- 5 sprigs of parsley
- 1 lemon
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over celery and fennel leaves. Add celery seed. Stand for 5 minutes, strain and cool. Juice the cucumber, carrot, lemon and parsley. Combine the tea and juice together and mix well. Serve chilled.