A 24-hour detoxification plan can be done at any time. It is great way to ensure that you are constantly free of toxins. It is also a good idea to detox the moment you begin feeling slightly ill in any way. Detoxifying has been known to prevent certain conditions as well as offer very speedy recoveries from flu and cold. Using a 24-hour liquid-only detoxification plan is very simple, however, it involves a few steps. Read more for further help.

Things You'll Need

Have a large green salad and one cup of herbal laxative tea the evening before you begin your plan. It is important to clean your bowels before you detox. Among the top brands of herbal laxative teas is “Get Regular” by Yogi. Yogi teas are found in most supermarkets and health food stores.

Take a long, hot shower before going to bed the night before you begin. Make sure you clean your pores thoroughly so they’re open and able to do their part in eliminating toxins while you sleep.

Squeeze 1 whole lemon into a 12 oz. glass of spring water. Mix in 1/2 tsp of ground cayenne pepper and 1 tbs of maple syrup. Drink 1/2 to 1 hour before breakfast. This mixture will awaken your system and begin adding powerful antioxidants into your blood.

Drink 12 oz. of cranberry/apple juice for breakfast. Do not eat any solids. This will continue to add antioxidants to your system and keep you regular. Also, take 1000 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C tablets and capsules are sold in most stores and are inexpensive.

Drink one cup of green tea with ginseng between breakfast and lunch. Green tea and ginseng are strong energy boosters and also also promote a healthy immune system. When you have finished your tea, drink 1 bottle of spring water.

For lunch, drink a 12 oz. glass of apple juice. Mix in 1 packet of sun chlorella granules. Chlorella is rich in essential vitamins and calories. It is very effective in fighting infection and removing toxins from the body. May cancer patients use chlorella granules to treat their disease. Chlorella granules can be purchased at most health food stores and online. Again, no solid foods.

Drink one cup of herbal detox tea between lunch and dinner. Detox tea promotes a healthy liver, kidneys, bladder and heart. It, therefore, helps rid the body of excess fluid and mucous. This is extremely important in cleansing your system.

Drink one 12 oz. glass of pineapple juice for dinner. If you have a juicer, juice two papayas and mix it with the pineapple juice. If you don’t have a juicer, simply mix 1 part pure pineapple juice with 1 part pure papaya juice. Mix in 1 tsp of crushed mint leaves.

Drink one cup of caffeine-free peppermint tea 1 hour before going to bed. Peppermint tea will help calm your stomach and help your cells rejuvenate while you sleep. Also, take 1000 mg of vitamin C.


  • Consult with your doctor or health care professional before beginning your 24-hour detoxification plan.

  • Take a 30 minute walk at some time during the day. If you are feverish, simply rest.

  • Sit in a sauna or steam room for at least 30 minutes. If you don’t have access to either, take a hot bath mixed with 10 to 15 drops of eucalyptus or fir oil.

  • In addition to the steps above, drink 8 to 10 glasses of spring water during the day.

  • Expect frequent urination during the day. This is normal and necessary.

References and Resources

Teas by Yogi