Candida Cleanse Tea

Candida Cleanse Tea

Now with Easter out of the way we can start thinking about a few days of fasting!
A good cleanse tea is the corner stone of every fast; such as this one:

Candida Cleanse Tea

Cook time5 minutes
Dietary Candida Diet Recipes Phase 1
Meal type Beverage
From book Dr Ali’s Nutrition Bible
This Candida Cleanse tea is a classic fasting tea. It’s perfect as a candida diet recipe for phase 1 as it’s very soothing for the tummy.


  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed
  • 1.5l filtered water


This Candida Cleanse tea is a classic fasting tea. Amongst the few candida cleanse recipes there are for phase 1 of the diet this one is a good one to try. It’s very soothing for the tummy.

The original recipe has cranberries and honey in it. I left those out as these are not allowed on the candida diet. You can use fennel seeds instead of aniseed – that’s what I did.

Drink at least 2l of filtered mineral water every day to flush out as many candida toxins as possible.


Step 1
Bring 1.5l water to the boil and add 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tablespoon of aniseed and 6 cloves.
Step 2
Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes and leave to infuse for a bit.
Step 3
Make a flask of this candida cleanse tea and drink one cup every 3-4 hours.

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    • daphne brooks

      Reply Reply September 23, 2012

      thanks for your excellent recipes and helping me to know exactly what to eat and drink to get through this -ell!!!!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply September 23, 2012

        :-) thanks Daphne, so glad the recipes are helping. I remember how confusing it was for me at the start of the diet.
        I was constantly analysing whether I might have eaten something wrong or whether my symptoms were from the cleanse and die off…
        Stay with it – the next phase is a lot easier!

    • shakti

      Reply Reply July 5, 2013

      I only semi-fast as I take drugs so cannot be pure. It has to do.

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply July 6, 2013

        Semi fast is absolutely fine Shakti. Take it at the pace that is right for your body. You are doing good – that’s all that matters!

    • vanessa

      Reply Reply August 12, 2013

      thanks for all your emails
      your pear-almond bar ( although I change it to apple) is amazing
      God bless you for all you do

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply August 13, 2013

        You made my day – Vanessa :) Thanks so much! My site would be worthless without a comment like yours. By the way, since you liked the recipe, would you mind rating it (clicking on 1-5 stars) – Here’s the link to the recipe :)
        Thanks, once again. Have a great week.

    • Kate Craig

      Reply Reply October 8, 2013

      How long is each phase?

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply October 8, 2013

        Hi Kate, that depends on the severity of your symptoms. You should aim for 3 days (phase 1), 2 weeks (phase 2) and 4 weeks (phase 3) minimum. Most people stick to phase three for several months to a year until they feel better. If you are still ill then it is advisable regularly follow the stricter phase 2 approach to avoid flare ups, and if you can get into the habit of doing short fasts so much the better. But don’t worry if you don’t. I know people who have beaten Candida just by eating sensibly and taking medication. Fasting just speeds it up, that’s all. That might all sound daunting, but time flies. Just get started! Even if you only do it for a few weeks, you’d still feel a lot better for it. Every little helps!

    • Lisa

      Reply Reply October 12, 2013

      Thank you for your web page! I am so frustrated with yet another flare up.. It took me a year the last time to get better and I lost so much weight it was really scary for me and my family. I am looking forward to looking at the recipes. Just.. Thank you!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply October 13, 2013

        Hi Lisa, thanks for your kind comment. I totally understand how frustrated you are. I was completely symptom free last month, went all overboard with sugary foods, and now I feel awful again and can pick up the broken pieces once again. So I know where you’re coming from. I don’t think it will take you as long this time round. Don’t be disheartened! If you need extra support and you are on Facebook you can join my “detox buddies” group, where a few candida sufferers have teamed up and encourage each other along this journey. Here’s the link to the group
        Take care

    • Lisa

      Reply Reply October 16, 2013

      Thank you for the link!! Very cool! I have some questions to come! See you there :)

    • Jacqueline

      Reply Reply July 19, 2014

      Hi Sandra, just started reading your book. I have suffered with Candida for around 8 years (perhaps longer) so was really excited to find your book, and especially thrilled to find you have a website too.
      So, I am about to start stage one of your plan, just looked at the Candida cleanse tea and to my horror it has cinnamon as the main ingredient, I’m afraid this spice does not agree with me. Do you have more of the cleansing tea recipes?
      Kindest regards Jacqueline

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply July 19, 2014

        Hello Jacqueline, well done for starting the cleanse (and thank you for buying my book ;-)) In answer to your question the cinnamon is not essential. You could try fresh ginger root tea as well — that’s very envigorating and cleansing. Just boil a 2cm/ 0.70 inch piece of ginger root finely chopped in 1 litre of boiling water for 20 minutes. You might need to dilute it (gets very spicy!) Good against colds as well. Just don’t drink it after 2pm, as it might keep you awake. Good luck with the cleanse. All my best, Sandra

    • Catherine kumar

      Reply Reply July 20, 2014

      Hi Sandra I have started my candida fast today. Just wondering can I have miso soup during the fasting period?


      • Sandra

        Reply Reply September 2, 2014

        Hi Catherine, sorry for the late reply (I lost the upper hand with my inbox lately…!) I hope you have had a smooth start into the diet. Well done for doing the fast beforehand though, that is awesome. Did you find it hard to do? I hope you didn’t have many die off symptoms to deal with. In answer to your question: Miso isn’t good because it is fermented and anything fermented can cause an allergic reaction (as Candida is basically similar to fermented foods in its yeastieness and your body might have become oversensitive to anything vaguely yeast-like because of the overgrowth…) I had some Miso soup when I was already in stage 3 and it didn’t go down too well, same with mushrooms unfortunately. It took quite a while until my immune system didn’t react anymore to any of those foods, even kefir. But everyone is different, and your body might recover much quicker than mine. I would still try to be cautious at least for as long as you are not feeling fully well again. Once you feel good it’s worth the risk doing one or the other food experiment. All my best

    • Hannah

      Reply Reply November 30, 2014

      Just exploring the candida diet and came across this tea. I made it with fennel seed and a little stevia. Am very surprised how good it tasted. Thank you!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply December 1, 2014

        I’m glad you like it :) Thank you for your feedback.
        Wishing you a smooth start into the diet – well done for doing the cleanse!

    • Victoria

      Reply Reply December 1, 2014

      Hello Sandra! I am starting phase 1 this week and was wondering if I can drink Yogi Detox tea in conjunction with the other liquid fasting recommendations? Thank you!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply December 1, 2014

        Hi Victoria, as long as there is no fruit, sugar or honey in it then that would be perfect. I would presume that a detox tea is fine though… Happy cleansing :)

    • pauline

      Reply Reply January 2, 2015

      Can any one tell me where I can purchase aniseed for the detox cleanse.

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply January 4, 2015

        Hello Pauline, you should be able to get it in your local supermarket or health food shop. Maybe it is spelled differently, like anis seeds or something. If you can’t get those, fennel seeds works just as well. Happy cleansing.

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