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What’s the deal with herbal tea for detoxification?

herbal tea for detoxification

Have you ever considered herbal tea for detoxification? If so, you’re not the only one. Many people regularly google and actively look for an herbal cleansing detox tea. 

People seek detox tea for various reasons. They may want to lose weight, kickstart healthy habits, feel more energised, help with digestion, or do other similar things.

Because the reasons for detoxing are so broad that there’s no tea, that’s a one-size-fits-all solution. On the contrary, specific ingredients might contribute to the best cleansing tea based on your reason for detoxing.

Uncover the ingredients and potential teas that may help support different detoxes, especially liver cleanses, as shown below. 

What is a detox?

It’s 2024, and it’s likely you’ve heard the buzzword detox thrown around everywhere.

With more people becoming incredibly health conscious, detox is often attached to different areas of our lives, be it a digital detox, liver cleanse, colon cleanse, alcohol detox, lifestyle cleanse and a lot more. 

Simply put, a detox is a specific diet or routine change aimed at ridding your body of harmful substances. These substances, known as toxins, can range from heavy metals and microplastics to processed foods, pollutants, and synthetic chemicals-all of which can have a detrimental impact on your health. 

While there are different types of detox, the end goal is usually the same—to improve one’s health. Usually, when people are looking for teas, it’s for liver detoxification

Ingredients to look for in a herbal tea for detoxification

herbal tea for detoxification

If you’re someone actively wanting to undertake a herbal tea cleanse, then look for ingredients in tea that are safe, easy to drink and supported by scientific evidence. To help you with this, here are some herbs you might want to consider: 

1. Nettle

Nettle is a plant that acts as a natural diuretic. When consumed in tea or as a supplement, it encourages fluid flow in your kidneys and bladder. If drinked in the right proportion can help flush toxins from your urinary tract. It can also support medications that help treat urinary tract infections.


NutraUric Tea for Gout

Try this: NutraUric  a tea which is caffeine free containing a balance of nettle and turmeric.

2. Milk thistle

Originating from the milk thistle prickly plant (Silybum marianum), milk thistle contains a compound that may help with liver detoxification. That compound, silymarin, has antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. 

In holistic medicine, especially in Ayurveda, milk thistle is prescribed as a complementary therapy to help with liver conditions such as hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gall bladder disorders and even liver cancer. 

Research shows that people who’ve taken a milk thistle supplement may have improved liver function and reduced inflammation and damage. While more scientific research is needed, milk thistle may reduce the harm caused to the liver by free radicals. 

Try: Nutra Liver– know more about these below!

3. Liquorice root

Normally, liquorice is associated with a sweet, indulgent snack—but did you know it can be transformative for your health? What’s great about liquorice root is its anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. While it contributes to a range of different health benefits for your body, it can help with ulcers and stomach discomfort for the kidneys and liver. 

A clinical trial of 120 people who had an infection known as Helicobacter Pylori, which can trigger peptic ulcers, was conducted. When liquorice extract was added to their diet, the treatment significantly improved the eradication of H. Pylori.

Liquorice & Cinnamon Tea

Try: Liquorice & Cinnamon, a caffeine free herbal tea that helps support your energy levels and nervous system. 

4. Artichoke 

If you’re seeking the best tea for fatty liver, look out for artichoke. Artichoke is a Mediterranean plant with edible flower buds consumed as a vegetable. Its phytochemicals and bioactive compounds help support liver health and cleanse and detox the body. 

These compounds contain antioxidants and antimicrobial and immune-boosting effects. In particular, they can help reduce nausea and gas, lower cholesterol and bloating, protect the liver, and relieve spasms. Artichokes also contain inulin, a fibre that acts as a prebiotic in your gut. Research reveals that inulin from artichokes may improve the gut microbiome and alleviate symptoms of indigestion. 

Cholesterol & Heart tea

Try: NutraLipid a low caffeine herbal tea containing artichoke which helps maintain your cholesterol levels. 

5. Dandelion root 

Dandelion root contains antioxidants beta-carotene, polyphenols and taraxasterol- which can help neutralise free radicals and protect your body from oxidative stress. It also holds anti-inflammatory effects, may reduce liver inflammation, encourage bile increase, and enables more effective absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. In holistic medicine, dandelion root is also used to boost appetite, soothe minor ailments and alleviate constipation. 

Weight Loss & Slimming Tea Bags

Try: Nutra Trim a low caffeine herbal tea which supports your fat metabolism and weight management. 

6. Turmeric

Turmeric is an herb that’s highly beneficial for your liver. It contains a fat-soluble active compound called curcumin. This anti-inflammatory compound can help fight inflammation and increase the role of antioxidants in your body. 

Turmeric & Cinnamon Tea

Try: Turmeric & Cinnamon a healthy herbal blend which supports digestive health, immunity and blood glucose levels. 

7. Lemongrass 

The leaves of lemongrass are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-fungal properties. Lemongrass may help with indigestion, diarrhoea, and stomach pain and help protect stomach linings from gastric ulcers. It also contains diuretic properties, which help flush out toxins from your kidney, liver, pancreas, bladder, and digestive tract.

Lemongrass & Ginger Tea

Try: Lemongrass & Ginger a caffeine free tee packed with antioxidants and supports digestion.

Herbal tea for liver detoxification 

As we mentioned before, there’s no specific cleansing tea for the liver that is the best; it’s the herbs you have to look out for. At NutraTea, we have three premium blends containing many herbs that can help with cleansing.

Nutra Cleanse

Detox Tea

One of our most popular premium blends is Nutra Cleanse, a caffeine-free tea that supports detox and digestion. It contains a blend of milk thistle, artichoke, liquorice, dandelion root, ginger, coriander, fennel, nettle, burdock root, cinnamon and star anise. This tea helps you maintain digestive comfort, support normal gas balance in your digestive tract and help maintain your liver function. 

Nutra LiverLiver Detox Tea

Nutra Liver is a vegan-friendly, caffeine-free herbal tea containing milk thistle, liquorice, peppermint, fennel, and turmeric. Together, these ingredients work to support liver health, aid digestion, maintain urinary tract health, and help protect tissues against oxidative damage.

Nutra Release

Diuretic Tea | Tea For Kidneys

One tea that may help with many types of detox is Nutra Release. This tea contains dandelion root, uva ursi, parsley, nettle, corn silk, buchu leaves and juniper berries. Also a caffeine free tea, Nutra Release helps support lower urinary tract health, bladder function and help contribute towards normal stomach function. 


Overall, when talking about herbal tea for detoxification, there’s not a specific one that solves all detoxes. However, specific herbs like liquorice root, milk thistle, artichoke, turmeric, lemon grass, dandelion root, and ginger can support the detoxification process. Always look for regulated ingredients and ones that are supported by science. You might want to try green tea for detoxification as it’s high in antioxidants and supports your liver. 

When opting for a cleansing tea for any purpose, look for ones that are caffeine-free. These fall within the category of hydrating herbal teas or diet teas. They tend to be higher in antioxidants and enhance sleep and mood. 

Most importantly, if you’re looking to undergo a liver cleanse or a detox- speak to your doctor first. Especially if you’re pregnant or taking any medication, it’s better to gain medical advice first. 

Looking for other tasty teas that are just overall great for your body? Check out our Flagship Teas.  



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