Detox water

14 most famous and effective Detox drinks

Looking for weight loss and don’t know how to start? Well, try these detox drinks which will help you to get started with your day along with weight loss and other health benefits. 

The detox water are those which will help your body to get rid of toxins, improve your energy levels, and help you lose weight. There are different types of detox drinks offering different health benefits. You can also make these detox drinks at home in lots of different ways. 

Furthermore, detox drinks contain very few calories as it is only made by infusing flavor, rather than juicing or blending.

Detoxifying one’s body has fast become a new trend in the world of fitness. It aims to help the body to get rid itself of toxins. This detoxification occurs through liver, sweat, urine, faeces, etc. And by detoxifying your body, you help your vital organs cleanse themselves of the toxins, and also enable the liver to function appropriately in excreting them. 

How detoxification of your body helps in weight loss?

Detox drinks can turn out to be quite effective in your weight loss journey. This is because detox drinks facilitate proper digestion in the body and a good digestive system is key to healthy weight loss. They also help flush out toxins from the body and also give a considerable boost to your body’s metabolism. A good metabolism and digestive system can help you achieve your weight loss goal easily, provided you make some dietary changes as well.

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Let’s look at these 10 detox water or detox drinks along with their recipes: 

1. Fenugreek water/Methi ka paani

Fenugreek seeds or methi dana are very popular seeds and present in almost every Indian household. This methi dana also has some magical powers which helps in various health benefits ranging from regulating the blood sugar levels to battling digestive problems including loss of appetite, bloating and constipation. It is also packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin D, and iron. 

Moreover, these seeds are loaded with soluble and insoluble fibres which helps in curbing your appetite and also increases your metabolism which helps in weight loss. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which benefits people from arthritis, chronic coughs, bronchitis, mouth ulcers, etc.

Fenugreek water


  • Fenugreek seeds-1 tbsp.
  • Water-250 ml/1 glass

Method of preparation:

There are two ways to make fenugreek water: 

  • First method: Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and strain the water in a glass and drink it in the morning. 
  • Second method: Take a deep pan, add 1 glass of water in it with 1 tbsp of fenugreek water and boil it for at least 5 minutes.

2. Flaxseed water

Flaxseed is one of the superfoods, known for its extensive nutritive and health benefits. These seeds are inexpensive and high in calories as compared to other nuts but are also extremely nutritious.

They are not common in Indian households like fenugreek but nowadays they are gaining popularity because of its benefits on your health. They have high omega-3 fatty acids and fiber content. It also contains other important minerals and compounds like thiamine, copper, molybdenum, magnesium, phosphorus, phytosterols and lignans, etc.

These brown seeds are known to improve digestion, lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even cancer and weight loss. 

Flaxseed water


  • Flaxseed water-1 tbsp
  • Water-250 ml/1 glass

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, mix ground flaxseed with boiling water, and then wait for about 10 minutes or until it reaches a comfortable temperature to drink.
  • Also, if you don’t prefer grounds in your tea, then you can strain them out before you start to drink it.

Pro-tip: You can also use flaxseed powder in place of seeds.

3. Lemon water

Let’s talk about the numerous benefits that lemon provides to your body. Yes, you heard it right. A tiny lemon can provide a wide variety of health benefits. Now, let’s talk about them. By drinking lemon water on daily basis, you have the potential of your risk of developing fatty liver. Also, the presence of certain phytonutrients in lemon stimulate blood sugar levels and reduces insulin resistance which is also the reason for your weight loss.

It helps in reducing kidney stones as well as it contains citrate which binds with the oxalate which prevents stones from occurring in your body. It is a good source of vitamin C and only a lemon has the potential to fulfil half of your daily requirement.

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Lemon water


  • Water-1 glass
  • Lemon-1/2

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, cut lemons in half.
  • Pour yourself a glass of purified water and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon in your glass of water and enjoy the freshness of lemon.

Tip: If you want, you can make it in cold water or lukewarm water. The choice is yours.

4. Lemon-ginger water

Lemon-ginger water is an infusion of fresh lemon and ginger with a bit of sweetener like honey and black pepper. This water activates metabolism and eliminates toxins from the body and also helps in the cleanse of intestines, which in turn aids weight loss and your immunity buildup as well.

Lemon-ginger water


  • Water-250 ml/1 glass
  • Lemon peel-1 tbsp
  • Ginger, grated- 1 tsp
  • Black pepper-5-6
  • Honey-1 tsp

Method of Preparation: 

  • Firstly, take a deep pan and add water, lemon peel, ginger, black pepper and boil it for 5-7 minutes.
  • Now, remove it from the heat and strain the water in a glass.
  • Now, add honey and mix well and your detox water is ready.

Decoction method:

  • Firstly, add the 1 L cold water to a pot.
  • Place cut ginger roots, (2–3 tablespoons), black pepper and lemon peels in the pot and bring to a boil. 
  • Now, cover and reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes until the water is reduced to its half.
  • When the water is reduced, add honey to it. Now, strain and enjoy. You can keep the rest in the fridge and enjoy whenever you want after luke-warming it.

5. Tulsi water/Tulsi tea

Tulsi water/tea is a healthy beverage which have healing, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and digestive properties. These properties are present because it contains essential oils. Tulsi is also beneficial in inducing sleep, relieving stress and headaches as well as boosts immunity.


  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp 
  • Tulsi leaves –  6-8
  • Ginger – 1 tsp 
  • Cloves – 2  
  • Water – 1.5 cups

Method of preparation:

By decoction method– In this process, the herb or spice is boiled in water for 15 to 60 minutes until the water is reduced to its half-quantity, then it is cooled, strained and added enough cold water to obtain the desired volume.

  • Firstly, take cumin, tulsi leaves, ginger, and cloves. 
  • Secondly, add these ingredients to water and boil and reduce to 1 cup water. 
  • Now, cool the water till it is lukewarm and serve.

6. Dalchini tea/Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea is simple and quick to make. It is also known as a fat cutter drink. This is a wonder drink for those looking for drinks that aid in losing weight. 

This spice may help to improve digestion, heartburns and gastric problems. Also, it has some anti-carcinogenic properties known to reduce the risk of cancer. Also, it helps in reducing the blood sugar levels and the cholesterol levels in your body.

Cinnamon water/tea


  • Cinnamon stick/Dalchini stick- 1 or 2
  • Water-250 ml/1 glass

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, take a deep pan and add water in it.
  • Next, add cinnamon sticks in the pan and bring it to a boil.
  • After boiling, reduce the flame and simmer it for 2-3 minutes. When water appears golden  brown, switch off the flame.
  • Let it cool down for a few minutes and then strain the water in a glass.

7. Jeera or cumin seeds water

It is an Indian spice and present in every Indian household and also used in Indian dishes everyday. 

It contains a chemical known as thymol which stimulates your pancreas to produce enzymes and bile, therefore improves the overall digestion of carbs and fats within your body. Apart from digestion, jeera water provides various other health benefits such as detoxifying your body, improving your immunity and also weight loss.

Jeera water


  • Water-1 glass/250 ml
  • cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, take a deep pan and add cumin seeds in it. 
  • Secondly, put the pan on the stove and bring it to a boil on medium heat.
  • Next, cover the lid and simmer it for 2-3 minutes. After the color of water changes, turn off the heat and let the water cool down. 
  • When the water becomes lukewarm, strain the water and then it is ready for your drinking.

8. Ajwain water/Carom seeds water

Like jeera and fenugreek spices, ajwain is also very common and popular spice in Indian households and it is capable of giving you a boost of health. This ajwain water is also very easy to make and time saving as well.

Moreover, when you drink ajwain water on an empty stomach, it activates the enzymes in your gut which help in better digestion and weight loss. It also has antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antiparasitic properties which makes it a perfect antidote to infections that cause cough, cold, ear, or even mouth infection.


  • Water-1 glass/250 ml
  • Carom seeds-1 tbsp

Method of preparation

  • To make ajwain water, firstly combine water and carom seeds in a deep pan and mix well and boil on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • After a boil, switch off the flame and strain it using a strainer in a glass and let it cool for some time before drinking.

9. Chia seeds and lemon water

This water makes a refreshing drink, perfect for enjoying the first thing in the morning. Chia seeds are small in size, which are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and they also contain fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids will help you in raising HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol that protects against heart attack and also stroke. 


  • Chia seeds-1 tbsp
  • Cold water-½ cup
  • Warm Water-250 ml/1 glass
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Honey-1 tsp

Method of preparation: 

  • Firstly, in a bowl, add 1 tbsp chia seeds, normal/cold water and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Next, in a jug, add the soaked chia seeds, 250 ml warm water, and lemon juice and honey and mix it well and your detox water is ready to drink.

10. Cumin and cinnamon water

This cumin and cinnamon water contains the health benefits of both cumin and cinnamon water. 

Cumin seeds are cold in nature and help in balancing the pH level of the stomach. It also helps you to get rid of water retention in the body, improves your insulin sensitivity, and is anti-inflammatory in nature. 

Cinnamon, on the other hand, is warm in nature and great for balancing the hormones which can be beneficial in those people having PCOS. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties that helps you to protect against viruses.

Cumin and cinnamon water


  • Water-250 ml/1 glass
  • Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick-1
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Honey- 1 tsp

Method of preparation: 

  • First, take a deep pan, add water, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and boil it for 5-7 minutes.
  • Now, remove it from the stove and strain the water in a glass and add lemon juice and honey in it and stir well.

11. Fennel tea

Fennel seeds are high in vitamins as well as minerals and act as a purifier for your blood. It is also great for your heart as it helps in reducing bad cholesterol and regulates your blood pressure levels. It is extremely good for eyesight and does wonders for stomach bloating, digestion and constipation.

Fennel water


  • Water-250 ml/1 glass
  • Fennel seeds-1 tbsp

Method of preparation: 

  • Firstly, in a pan, take approximately 1 glass of water and add fennel seeds in water. 
  • Next, boil the water. After the boil, turn off the flame and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Pour it in a glass, add lemon and honey (both optional).
  • Stir and drink warm. If you want, you may or may not strain the seeds.

12. Pink salt-ginger water

This water is a perfect combination of sweet and sour. Pink salt is the Himalayan salt which is one of the healthiest varieties of salts, which is better than most other types of salt in terms of mineral content, processing method, and health benefits offered.

Moreover, pink salt stimulates enzymes that aid digestion, and also boosts food and water absorption, which allows for better nutrient and mineral absorption by the body. Pink salt is a major source of sodium, it also contains many other minerals like potassium, calcium, and also magnesium which work to improve muscle contraction and relaxation. 


  • Water- 250 ml/1 glass
  • A pinch of pink salt
  • Ginger, grated-1 tsp
  • Lemon juice-1 tsp
  • Honey-1 tsp

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, take water in a deep pan and boil the water with grated ginger. Next, strain it in a glass and let it cool down for a while. 
  • Secondly, add pink salt, lemon juice and honey to it and mix well and now it is ready to drink.

13. Ginger Wheatgrass tea

The Ginger Wheatgrass tea is a simple warming beverage which you can enjoy at any time of day.  Wheatgrass contains nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and the antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, C, and E.


  • Ginger, grated-1 tsp
  • Honey-1 tsp
  • Wheatgrass powder-1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1 cups

Method of preparation:

First method:

  • Firstly, in a small bowl, whisk together grated ginger and honey to make a syrup.
  • Secondly, in a tea or coffee mug, add wheatgrass powder, then add boiling water. Mix in ginger syrup and enjoy your tea.

Second method:

  • In a pan, boil water, add wheatgrass leaves/wheatgrass powder and ginger in it. Keep it boiling for like 5-10 minutes, so the properties of wheatgrass get mixed with water.
  • Now, turn off the heat and add honey in it and your hot cup of tea is ready.

14. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid. It also contains bacteria and lactic, citric, and malic acids. These acids are what gives the vinegar its tart taste. It is believed to boost your health in many ways. Some of its health benefits are:

a) helps in controlling blood sugar levels

b) aids in weight loss

c) eases heartburn and indigestion

d) reduces cholesterol

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Apple cider vinegar


  • Apple cider vinegar- 1-2 teaspoons
  • Water-1 glass

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, lukewarm the water and turn the stove off.
  • Now, add apple cider vinegar in your water and mix it well.
  • Finally, enjoy drinking your water.

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