Cleansing Tea

Recipe & Instructions


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Agrimony 30gms
Cleavers 30gms
Juniper berry 100gms
Goldenrod 50gms
Dandelion leaf 30gms
Lemon Balm 60gms

These are all dried herb weights. If at all possible, get the herbs from a certified organic supplier, there is usually a very significant difference in quality and, if we all support the organic herb world, it will continue to flourish and remain affordable for all.

These amounts will give 300grams, enough to fill 2 jars of the one pictured below. Taken at full strength, this amount would give enough cleansing tea to last close to a month of daily doses.


For a potent cleansing action, pour one large cup of freshly boiled water over 3 very heaped tsps of the herbs. Cover and allow to steep for a good 10-12 minutes. Steeping much longer than this will not make the tea more medicinal, but it will make the tea harder to drink!

Strain and drink the tea as it is or in divided doses through the day. The tea will keep fresh and strong for 24 hours and it will not affect its potency if it is allowed to cool however, if you prefer it warm or hot, then strain the tea into a thermos when you make it rather than re-heat it later.

I suggest you use all the cleansing tea well before dinner time to allow your kidneys time to cool off before you go to bed for the night. Some people will need to make and take two lots of this tea in a day and so could, for example, make a double batch of 6 tsps in 2 cups of water and then divide the dose in two and have one cup in the morning and one in the afternoon, but if you prefer to divide it further or even to mix the tea into a drinking bottle and take it ‘on the go’ with you then that’s ok too. Adding honey while it still hot is optional and will not affect the action of the herbs and likewise it is ok if you want to mix the tea with any kind of juice if that is your preference.

This tea will strongly activate cleansing in your body and each day you use it your whole system is going to have a significant increase in how it flushes out its soluble wastes.

What this means is that if you don’t drink enough additional fluids during this stage of the treatment then you will be likely to feel some combination of irritability or physical achiness. Therefore, it is important that, once you get this process started, you regularly rehydrate and the way to be sure you are doing this sufficiently is to keep a check that you are going to pass a good amount of urine at a minimum of once every two hours. Going to the toilet more than once an hour is an unnecessary level of strain on the kidneys and you should ease back your additional fluids if this is happening to you. The sweet spot is to have a good flow of urine coming through every 1 to 2 hours.

Please understand that I cannot personally advise you without seeing you in my clinic.
This living 'book' is my labour of love so, wherever you are, I wish you peace & good health!



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