Ayurvedic Fat Fighting Tea

Boil 4-5 cups of water in the morning.

Add ½ tsp of the following seeds to the water and continue to let steep for at least ten minutes with the lid on.

  • Whole cumin seeds
  • Whole coriander seeds
  • Whole fennel seeds

Strain out the seeds and pour the liquid into a thermos.  Sip the liquid throughout the day.  Start fresh with a new batch of tea each morning.

If the tea is too strong or if you experience some initial discomfort, reduce the amount of the seeds to ¼ tsp for two weeks and then increase it back to ½ tsp.

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    • Wellspring says:

      The tea is actually ideal for when you are trying to conceive and during pregnancy. It also helps to produce breast milk while you are breast feeding. Generally, I tell my patients to come off all herbal supplements when they are trying to conceive or when they are pregnant. This is not just for triphala, but for all natural supplements. Good luck with your conception! Dr. KC

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      • shesa says:

        when the water is boiled and put all seeds in THEN should I turn the stove off and let it steep for 10 min OR boil on low heat for 10 min?

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        • Wellspring Health says:

          No need to boil on low just put the seeds in after water has reached boiling and steep for 10 minutes.

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  1. Maxie says:

    Is this safe to use if you are hypothyroid and on 75 mg synthroid, 5 mcg cytomel medication and 10 mg of Pravastatin Sodium? I also have diverticulosis and osteoarthritis.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      Yes, this tea is perfectly safe in hypothyroidism and with the concomitant use of cytomel and statins. Our Endocrinologist, who sees a large number of hypothyroid patients uses it regularly. Keep in mind—all of the ingredients in the tea are foods that you can cook with on a daily basis.

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  2. Maxie says:

    I forgot to ask if this tea is good for losing weight or would Dandelion tea be better? And are there any side effects?

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      The dandelion tea is particularly good for detoxing the liver, but for weight loss I find this tea to be more effective.

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  3. Priya Gadre says:

    I have ulcerative colitis. can I use the tea and the Triphala at night. Really I would like to see her as a patient. I will see how to arrange that. Right now my colitis flare up is healed.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      Yes, we use both of these in our clinic for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, but we usually start with a more dilute recipe of the tea (1/4 tsp of each seed) and only one tablet of triphala. Then we gradually increase the dose. The reason for this is that ulcerative colitis is usually associated with a lot of digestive toxins and you don’t want to detox too quickly.

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  4. Carlos says:

    I just saw this information in another show and I got all the seeds from my local organic store, except the Coriander Seeds. All I could find was Coriander Seeds Ground (not whole). I was wondering if this is okay to make the tea with or I HAVE to use the seeds whole?

    Thank you very much.

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  5. Carlos says:

    Also, which Triphala Tablet brand would you recommend? since there are so many, I would like to be directed towards the right way. I work until 12 midnight usually so I would have to take them while at work. Unless I can take them when I get home by 12:30am?

    Thank you.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      We recommend The Maharishi Ayurveda it’s called Digest tone and found in our store under Ayurveda Fat loss secrets. It is organic and of the highest quality.

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  6. maxie says:

    if I only take this tea will this help me to lose weight or do I also have to take the triphala too? How long should I take the triphala and once I get off of the triphala will I gain the weight back?

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      It will be more effective using both together, but start with the tea and see what results you get. If you want even better results then add the triphala.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      Please give our office a call. You can schedule a phone consultation with our Ayurvedic health counselor to discuss your needs.

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  7. Jane says:

    How often should you drink this tea? I am enjoying it but also wonder if there is anything wrong with having it everyday, indefinitely?

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      You can drink it daily. Most of my patients begin to see results within the first two months.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      You can drink it daily. Most of my patients begin to see results within the first two months.

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  8. N.Nunez says:

    I have chronic urticaria hives and have been consistently takng Allegra for the past 5 years to manage it. I have tried accupuncture, detoxing, cleansing, eliminating extensive and a growing list of foods. I blame an amalgamn removal and a root canal procedure for triggering my hives. Do you have any suggestions, recommendations to alleviate and once and for all get rid of my hives.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      You can contact our office and schedule an over the phone consultation with our Ayurvedic health counselor to discuss your needs.

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  9. Smita says:

    Hi Dr .Chaudhary

    I was always interested to know more about nutrition and Ayurveda . I saw you on dr oz show since then I am following your advices ,Especially curry powder, its really yummy. And the tea too . But I would be more than happy to know where can I get a good knowledge of Ayurveda and nutrition . Can you please recommend few books that can help to satisfy my curiosity . I looked up on amazon ,I would appreciate if you would be kind enough to tell me some books(paperback or ebook)
    I always wanted to do something big in alternative medicine, Ayurveda and nutrition … But I guess it’s not easy to enter the field right away , I have my masters in counselling psychology . I am always looking up for the good courses online but couldn’t find . So I am just reading on Internet , ebooks, etc … But as I read I get more curious , please guide.

    Thank you
    Smita

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      Smita,
      Glad to hear you are excited about Ayurveda. One of the best books on Ayurvedic nutrition is Eat taste healan Ayurvedic cookbook for modern living. Dr. Lad has online courses that are very good and so doeas Maharisihi Ayurveda or MUM.

      All the best
      Dr.C

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  10. Jill says:

    I was wondering if I could boil anything else with the tea to give it a more pleasant taste, but not take away from it’s benefits? Cinnamon maybe? I have been using the tea for over 2 weeks now, and I really have seen a difference. Thank you.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      I suggest keeping it simple these seeds are special in that they balance all 3 doshas or simply put they balance your system. I wouldn’t add anything to this, its very balanced just the way it is.

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  11. Gaya says:

    Hello,

    What is the harm of detoxing too quickly? I have crohn’s & have been takign this detox tea for soem days so far, I often hear loud gurlgling noises in my tummy, especially in the morning – is this a sign of detox?
    Thank you
    G

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      When detoxing things can get uncomfortable, headaches, diahrrea, and you may experience some emotional distress, etc. In your case the gurgling sound just means that things are moving around. What I suggest is that you dilute the tea with water a bit more.

      Thank you

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  12. Liz says:

    Is it ok to just have one cup of the detox tea at a stretch while its still warm and then have another cup later in the day or do I have to just take small sips throughout the day?? would appreciate hearing from you via email. Thank you

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      The best thing to do is get a thermos to keep it warm through the day and do your best to sip through the day.

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    • maryann says:

      I take 3 tablespoons of Daily Fiber/Multi-Benefit Fiber Supplement (Equate brand)/ Is it safe to start drinking your tea daily plus the Triphala? Thank You!

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  13. Dawna says:

    I fill up faster so think that is helping me weight loss. My digestion hasn’t improved meaning my stools are still too firm. I have tried the Triphalla from your website without results.

    Question: Would there be a problem if I made the tea double strenghth?

    Thanks for your response.
    Dawna

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  14. Marti says:

    Hi,
    I have been drinking the tea daily and taking the triphala for about a month now. I put a little stevia in the tea to make it taste better. Will that hinder in weight loss results because I have not seen much difference in my weight. Also what are your thoughts regarding dry brushing. Will that help in getting rid of cellulite?
    Thanks

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  15. emma says:

    In case the tea and other suggestions actually work, will the weight come back once I get off the tea and curry powder and triphala?

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  16. jessie says:

    I’ve been drinking the tea for a few days now (sipping throughout the day, totaling about 3 cups a day) and when I wake up in the morning my head feels very groggy, fuzzy, heavy (and stays like that until evening). Is this normal?

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  17. Tara says:

    Hi,
    Looking for reply from Wellspring Health:)
    May I ask if I can make tea stronger with a whole teaspoon instead of half? Also, I have been drinking a teacup after each meal and through out day, will still work? I brought the spices from the grocery store? I love the taste.
    Thank you for your advise.
    Tara

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  18. caroli@essdack.org says:

    Can I take VEDA 2240 during the day and Digest Tone in the evening before bed? Also, I am drinking the tea throughout the day. Is this too much?

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      This is fine. Typically we don’t suggest doing more than 5 herbs at a time. If more then 5 herbs at a time is necessary than there is something wrong with your diet but 3 is fine..

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  19. Debbie says:

    has any one ever complain of swelling or blotting due to drinking the tea, could it have an opposite effect on someone ? I am swelling in my mid section big time , but it could be from something else, help

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  20. Robert Stephens says:

    Hi Dr. Chaudhary,

    I found a recording of the Dr. Oz show with you as a guest and I was really impressed. I have been taking an assortment of Ayurvedic herbs over the years and have had good success with them. I use to suffer from anxiety/panic attacks that ruled my life, but not now. I take Ashwagandha in the morning and evening and have had no attacks in four years. I also take a formula called Liv 52 from Himalayan herbs as a general tonic and detox on a daily basis. I also take Tryptophan at night as a sleep aid.

    Do you think the tea or the Triphala would be a good idea in light of what I take now? If it is okay, then would drinking 3 or 4 cups per day be a good idea? I look forward to hearing from you. My hematologist at VA, Dr. Vishnu, is from India and I have an appointment with her in January and I can’t wait to share this information with her (she is one of my favorite Dr.’s and people).

    Robert Stephens
    roberttstephens@yahoo.com

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  21. Denise says:

    I have PCOS and HBP. I currently take metformin for the PCOS and amlodipine and HCTZ for the HPB. I have been struggling with weight loss. Will the tea and triphala help me..

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  22. Waheda says:

    My older sister had a sore which began to heal after drinking this tea just a few times. The biopsy later revealed that she had cancer and sadly passed away 2 weeks later from the fluid in her lungs which was caused through the breast cancer. I began reading more online about cancer and it appears a lot of cancer patients struggle with sores that take a long time to heal. I would think it would be beneficial to find out if the tea is what really helped in the process of the sore drying. Is there any way one could do that?
    Thanks.

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  23. tasha says:

    I was recently diagnosed about four months ago with hyperthyroidism.I would like to know if the fat fighting tea is safe for people who have hyperthyroidism. I take methimazole 10mg 3 times daily. I was also wondering if you can tell me of anything that I can do to help combat hair loss. I have lost lots of hair since my initial diagnosis.

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    • Wellspring Health says:

      Tasha,

      You can take the digestive tea without worries. For your hair Bhringaraj oil is an excellent remedy for hair loss and strengthening as well as cutting back on grey hairs too.

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    • wshadmin says:

      Start with one and slowly make your way up to 3 or 4 max. If you begin to get constipated then you’re too toxic for the amount you’re taking so go back down. If you experience diarrhea then wait until you regain normal bowl movements.

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  24. Karen says:

    I have not been able to find any details on how many calories this tea is as well as the fat, carb, protein, sodium and sugar content. I assume that it’s zero for everything but just want to make sure.

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    • wshadmin says:

      Yes it should be safe as it does not contain any caffeine. If you have any signs of heart failure and need to limit how much fluids you can take in a day, then consult your doctor on how much tea you can drink.

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  25. Michelle says:

    Yes, I am a heart patient w/5 stents. I take plavix, aspirin 81 mg, synthroid, crestor, fish oil. I would like to know is the tea &I TRIPHALA safe for me to take & how long should anyone be on it?

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    • wshadmin says:

      The tea should be safe. However, Triphala can sometimes increase blood thinning and should be taken with caution in people who are on these medications.

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  26. Marianne says:

    I had a cholecystectomy 4 years ago, and have had trouble with stomach bloating as the day progresses, and a hiatal hernia and slow digestion issues ever since. I am a Kapha dosha and wonder if Digest Tone and Aci-Balance would help with this along with this tea? Also, what can be taken to balance hot flashes? Being post-menopausal and taking hypothyroid med (armour thyroid) helps with some but not with the hot flashes. What would be an ayurvedic supplement to balance Hypothyroidism that I could discuss with my doctor?

    Marianne Burkitt

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    • wshadmin says:

      Based on your symptoms the herbs that most likely will help are Digest Tone and Herbal Di-gest. The Digest Tone will help with proper elimination and absorption of nutrients, and the Herbal Di-gest will help with the sluggish digestion. Don’t take Herbal Di-gest if you get frequent heartburn; in that case, Acibalance would be ok to take.

      An Ayurvedic herb that can help with the thyroid is Ashawagandha. However, I’m not sure how familiar your doctor will be with it. It also helps balance male and female hormone levels.

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  27. Jo Ann says:

    i am currently taking the Triphala and drinking the tea for weight loss. several months ago i was taking a weight loss supplement which made me really ill. then i was told since i don’t have a gall bladder, i was to be taking digestive enzymes while taking the supplement. will taking the Triphala still work if i don’t have a gall bladder?

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  28. mandy says:

    hi! It’s been 2 months i’m drinking this detox herbal tea.I just wanted to know dr. kulreet how long i’ve to drink this tea.i’m looking forward to see ur reply.Thanks.

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  29. Lisa says:

    I started drinking the tea this week and have a hard time falling asleep at night. Is there anything with the tea that could be causing my sleeplessness. Nothing else has changed in my daily routine.
    Thank you.

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    • wshadmin says:

      The tea doesn’t have any caffeine in it. Try decreasing the ingredients by 1/2 and see if that helps. It may be that your body is detoxing too quickly. Once you tolerate the lower dose, you can slowly increase it back up to full strength.

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  30. Jaya says:

    I have been taking this tea as directed , but i did not see any weight loss or fat loss .. What am i doing wrong ? I also eat healthy and exercise but could not see any difference ..

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    • Sandeep Chaudhary says:

      Hi Maryam,
      Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. You probably should keep the tea and fiber separate. And yes, you can still take the tea while on Gabapentin.

      All the best,
      Dr. KC

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  31. maryann says:

    Have another question/ i came down with shingles on my forehead & bridge of nose/ was prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg 3 times daily for shooting pain on right side if my face 3 wks ago/ just this week having headache on right side of head/ could i still try your tea ?

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  32. Sheri says:

    I purchased your book, and find it very interesting. I drank your tea two days in a row, morning only, using a tea ball and adding it to my daily chai tea. Both nights, I had trouble sleeping, felt terrible, and had an elevated heart rate (Fitbit measures sleeping heart rate.) I also drink red wine every night. Is the tea incompatible with wine? I take a probiotic too. Thanks

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    • Sandeep Chaudhary says:

      Hi Sheri,
      Sorry about the delay in getting back to you.

      This is probably a sign that the amount of wine is producing toxicity in your body and as your body begins to detox, it will become more obvious. I would recommend making the tea more dilute and only taking it 2-3 days a week and simultaneously reduce your wine intake. This is the beginning of a better communication between your mind and body, but you needs to go a little slower until your habits associated with alcohol consumption change so the detox symptoms are not as severe.

      Also you should not mix the seeds with Chai tea. If you wants Chai tea, then you should take it separately from the cumin, coriander, and fennel tea.

      Finally see your Primary Doctor if these symptoms persist.

      Sincerely,
      Dr. KC

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  33. Meg says:

    Hello! I just stumbled upon this but realize it is quite old. Just to confirm, this tea is OK to consume on a daily basis when trying to conceive or pregnant? Also, I heard that shatavari is safe to take during pregnancy and trying to conceive, as it helps the female reproductive organs. Any input? Thanks!

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    • Corie Dilley says:

      I read this at the top written by Wellspring
      April 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm
      The tea is actually ideal for when you are trying to conceive and during pregnancy. It also helps to produce breast milk while you are breast feeding. Generally, I tell my patients to come off all herbal supplements when they are trying to conceive or when they are pregnant. This is not just for triphala, but for all natural supplements. Good luck with your conception! Dr. KC

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  34. Debbie says:

    Dr Chaudhary, I have been on stage one of the prime for 1 1/2 months. It has delivered me from my constipation problem. For that I am grateful. I have a question about fennel and guggul. I have had breast cancer which was estrogen sensitive. Can I continue the Prime without these two herbs ? I’ve read they act like estrogen.

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  35. Jayashree says:

    Hello Dr. KC,

    I took this tea one time and had severe headache immediately after.Why would that happen and what should I do about it? I also suffer from migraine headaches.
    Pls. provide a schedule with this tea to avoid headaches.

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