Detox Techniques

Detox With Super-hydrating Linseed (Flax) Tea

Why is linseed tea good for you?

Normally we hear about  linseeds, or flax seeds, because they are packed full of omega 3 essential fats, but not so well known is that  tea made from the seeds is also therapeutic. We all know we need to be better hydrated and drink more water. Water round the cells is like oil in an engine, without it they can’t function properly! Even if you have a great diet your body can’t take advantage of it if you are dehydrated.

The answer is to drink more, but if you are stressed your body can be like  a badly watered hanging basket. The water just goes straight through, hardly touching the sides! Linseed tea helps, because it is slightly gelatinous, this soothes and relaxes the colon, and allows it to absorb more water.

Water can pass straight through you just like in a dry hanging basket

The tea is made by boiling a few linseeds in water and drinking the resulting stock. Ideally it needs to be just a bit thicker than water and have a faint nutty taste. If you use too many seeds it comes out very gloopy, but don’t worry you can dilute it with more hot water.

The teas viscosity means the water will hold longer in the colon, and get absorbed better. It’s exactly the same principle as the special compost in hanging baskets, which contains gel to hold the water in the soil for longer.

Minor dehydration is the hidden cause of many illnesses. Drinking linseed tea, having a healthy diet and managing your stress is a sound basis for good health.  Another benefit is that it will hydrate your skin, so you will look better too!

Soon you will be blossoming too!

Horse owners have always fed their animals linseeds to give them a shiny equine coat, but it can work for us too!


With linseeds you can look this good!

How to Make Linseed Tea

This is me making flax (linseed)  tea in India, it really helped me with the jet lag, and getting used to the heat. I took with me to India this pack of Dimensions Linseeds

Sprinkle a teaspoon in a pan

Just sprinkle a  teaspoon of  linseeds in a pan and cover with 1 litre of water

Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

Drink 2 or 3 cups a day, I add hot water to it to warm it up.

Flaxseed Tea

1 tsp linseeds
1 ltr water

1. In a suitable pan add the linseeds to the water.
2. Bring tea to just under the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Cover pan and leave linseed to soak for 12 hours or over night.
4. To drink sieve seeds and serve warm you can add hot water to warm it up.

To Serve
This tea can be thinned down with hot water to your desired consistency.



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26 replies »

  1. Thanks for your interesting information.
    Do you think it is acceptable to conserve the lineseed tea in the frigo by some days?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. This flax tea is excellent…only been using for a few days & have already seen very promising results…..I made it for my father who had very bad constipation due to medication & it certainly helped! I am now myself drinking 2-3 cups each day & recommend it to anyone. Good work! Thanks.

  3. Thanks Keith, I’ve been making linseed tea finding out about its benefits on Barbara Wren’s natural Nutrition diploma. Very soothing and grounding. Just wondering if drinking too much linseed tea without drinking enough additional water can lead to constipation and wind though…I have my suspicions.. What do you think?
    Thanks again,

    • Hi Alan, I agree about not drinking linseed tea exclusively. Would be good to have some plain water and other drinks too, about half / half. With any herb or remedy it’s useful to have a break every so often, perhaps one day off per week or month and a few days break every three months.
      Hope that helps regards Keith

  4. Thank you so much Keith and Samiya for the wonderful kooking and healthtips you gave this Sunday in Riemst. I learned so much and started right away making the linseed tea. Thank you for your love and kindness, you are wonderful people!

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  6. Hi Keith,

    By the way I am from Bermuda and I would like to know if you suggest adding some honey and lemon for great taste… I’ve done this before, it’s like lemonade..

    Thanks for you info..

  7. Hi. I found a different way to make this tea on another website. Same method, only difference is to use ground flax seed. My question is are you supposed to strain the whole or ground seeds out of the water or do you leave it in there and drink it?

    • Yes do strain the seeds out of the water. I think whole seeds are better to make the tea which is made from the outside of the seed. When you grind linseeds the oil goes off very quickly, so best to grind your own just before you use them.

  8. How often and how many days do you have to do each detox also how many times do you do each and every detox before your clean again

  9. I have started drinking linseed tea , about 3-4 small cups a day . However , I think if I have it in the
    evening it is disrupting my sleep , I just dont feel tired ! Anyone have similar experience ?

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