Fasting Herbal Tea: A Homemade Recipe to Support Your Fast or Cleanse

Fasting tea, also known as fasting herbal tea or fasting infusion, is a blend of herbs and spices that are specifically formulated to help support the body during periods of fasting or calorie restriction. These teas are typically designed to aid digestion, reduce hunger and cravings, and promote detoxification.

Fasting teas can include a variety of ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, dandelion, and licorice root, among others. These ingredients are known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as their ability to support liver and kidney function.

Fasting tea can be consumed both hot or cold, and it’s typically recommended to drink it throughout the day during a fast to help keep you hydrated and support your body’s natural detoxification processes. However, it’s important to note that fasting should always be done under the supervision of a healthcare professional, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

Fennel and Ginger Fasting Tea with Cumin and Coriander


  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4-5 cups of water
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the grated ginger, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, and coriander seeds.

  2. Add 4-5 cups of water to the saucepan and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and let the tea simmer for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Strain the tea into a cup and add the juice of half a lemon (if desired).

  5. Serve the tea hot or chilled, and enjoy!

This fasting tea is a great way to support your body during periods of fasting or calorie restriction. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help aid digestion, while fennel, cumin, and coriander can help reduce bloating and support detoxification. Lemon juice can add a refreshing twist and provide additional antioxidant benefits.

Until Next Time… Be Well!