Alkaline Diet Recipe #8 Garlic and Ginger Tonic Tea


This is another great cleanser, and is brilliant for helping the body to remove toxins. The subtle flavour of the ginger is just enough to balance out the garlic making this an incredibly refreshing tea.

Enjoy it either hot or cool (in summer)

Garlic & Ginger Tonic Tea

4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 chunks of root ginger, grated
1 lemon, juiced
a small dash of cayenne pepper
500ml of alkaline, ionized water (or normal water if you don’t have an ionizer)

Optional if transitioning to an alkaline diet: 1/2 teaspoon of honey

  1. Prepare all ingredients, and place them on a large mug/measuring jug/teapot
  2. Cover with just boiled water and infuse for 15-20 minutes
  3. Strain and drink!

Easy. Try experimenting with other ingredients too like mint, cumin seeds or grapefruit.

Note: honey, as a form of sugar is not alkaline, and can be acid forming to the body, so only use honey if you are starting out/transitioning to the alkaline diet. The tea is delicious without it too!

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  1. Paul Iwerebor Reply

    Hello Good morning Ross,
    Please could you advise me. Is it true that the foods we eat react in our body
    depending on our blood type?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Paul! How are you?

      They don’t react based on blood type, in my opinion and research – it is based upon enzymes, stomach acid ratios, the state of your intestines and more.


  2. kiki Reply

    This tea is great! It needs to be flamming hot to soften the garlic and ginger. OMG it really works for asthma I felt my chest open up while in an a attack. And I could finally breath. Try it you might just like it.

  3. Frankie Reply

    Hi every one, my dosha does not allow me cayenne pepper 🙁 Honey is not recommended in hot liquid so, i shall add it once tea has cooled down a bit. I’m going to make it in a second. Cheers to all ! 🙂

  4. Andrea Partee Reply

    I just ran across this recipe and wanted to thank you. I’ll get ginger on my next trip to the store so I can try it. I also wanted to add that garlic is an amazing medicine. I’ve cured tooth infections with it within 24 hours for myself and I give 1-2 fresh cloves to each of my five dogs every day.

  5. Ross Reply

    Hey Justin – what enthusiasm!

    Indeed it does. Garlic can really nail out a cough or cold before it even starts going.

    Someone told me on facebook the other day that at the onset of hayfever they literally chomped down a whole clove of raw garlic and their hayfever went away instantly!

    I’ll have to try that one day!

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  7. garlic power Reply

    The first time I drank this tea, was when I had strep throat for the second time. My aunt said she would take care of it so she put me to bed and nursed me back to health with garlic and ginger root tea. Oatmeal for breakfast then the tea again, also with plenty I mean PLENTY of bed rest. I didn’t leave he bed for about 2 days, maybe 3. I drink this sometimes to fight off colds.

  8. Riki Reply

    I’ll have to try this! I think I’ll try it with Pure Maple syrup instead of honey to make it even more alkaline! thanks!

  9. Drug Treatment Reply

    You know that in the televised cartoon shorts, before he used spinach as a source of superhuman strength, comic book character Popeye’s ancestor Hercules would sniff fresh bulbs of unpeeled garlic.

  10. Ross Reply

    JJ Johnson

    Thank you so much for the kind words and for contributing to the blog!

    I am really glad you like the tea! You are spot on with the sip/enjoyment factor – it does take a couple of sips to get going!

    Anyway, thanks again and have a great day.


  11. JJ Johnson Reply

    I ran across your garlic ginger tea and have made it 4 times. in fact im gonna make it tonight. the first sip is rancid, the 2nd sip is bareable, the 3rd sip is okay, 4th is pretty good, the 6th sip is damn great, and the next 50 sips are tasty. The flavors really combine well, love the pepper and honey in the mix. made my wife drink it, now she’s hooked too. took it to work and got weird looks though.

    thanks for this GREAT recipe.

  12. Vicodin Detox Reply

    Wow! Garlic is one of the best ways to make food be your medicine. We use it all year round in our soups, sauces, omelets, and pasta dishes. Try it as a specific medicine for sore throats: suck on a clove overnight for it’s localized antibiotic effect. Or a respiratory infection: add fresh minced garlic to a strong broth. Or ear aches: gently infuse olive oil with fresh chopped garlic, strain and cool to blood-warm, then insert oil drops in both ears.