04:27 PM | 10-09-2019

How to come out from Habit and Addiction of Tea / Coffee... Naturally?

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03:00 PM | 11-09-2019

Namaste Dolly Zarana

Getting over the addiction to tea and coffee can be easy or tough depending on how determined you are. 

People who come to our center get over it in a couple of days. But yes they do face withdrawal symptoms for a day or two. 

These are some of the ways you could try to get over your habit.

1 Slowly bring down the number of times you consume tea or coffee daily .... until you come down to consuming it just once a day. And after that slowly bring down the potency and quantity too until you quit completely one day.

What could be challenging here is if you face any stressful situation you might be tempted very badly to go back to the beverages. So you will have to find ways to divert your mind at that moment by having herbal teas or talking to a friend or go out and distract yourself. Now this is a long process. But remember to stick to a majorly raw fresh locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables to assist with cleansing too at the same time. 

2 There’s another way too. A shorter approach if you are determined enough. Go on a completely raw food lifestyle or juice fast for three days. The first day you will experience detox symptoms like headache or nauseous ness. Just rest and relax you will get over it in a day or two. That’s it ... continue the cleansing diet for some more days to support more cleansing. Do get in touch with nature.... get sun exposure, spend time in the garden, breath in fresh air. Be relaxed. Trust the process and you would have quit the habit in no time.

Keep educating yourself every day to remind yourself why you are doing it.

Be happy be healthy always 

Swati Dhariwal

Nature cure Practitioner 


06:47 AM | 15-09-2019

Thank you for your answer
Raw food is the best

Swati Dhariwal MA, ND,

12:36 PM | 16-09-2019

Yes please

03:00 PM | 11-09-2019

Start consuming herbal tea
By adding the ingredients in ur kitchen

  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Dry ginger
  • Turmeric 

Crush them all and boil them in hot water, add honey

And drink this tea 

When ever you want to drink a coffee or tea.. Try this herbal tea

06:51 AM | 15-09-2019

Instant and handy way
Thank you


10:25 AM | 13-09-2019

Dear Doshi

Habit or dependence on Tea/ Coffee is because of both physical and mental imbalance in your body.

  1. Increased stress and increased mental exhaustion increases the urge of mental stimulation by caffeine or tannin.
  2. Increased accumulation of toxins in our body. 
  3. Social obligation or encouraged by friends or family

In order to break this habit you need two work at both levels.

Mental level:

  1. Participate in pleasurable or recreational activities, pursue your interests to reduce stress.
  2. Optimum amount of mental stimulation through work, screen time etc. , Do not mentally exhaust yourself. Take few breaks in between your work.
  3. Educate yourself about the harmful effects of tea and coffee, it will help you rationalize your decision of getting rid of this habit.
  4. Do not simply keep drinking tea or coffee because your circle wants you to or you feel obligated.

Physical level:
First week routine:

  1. Early in the morning add 300 ml of vegetable juice to your routine daily ( no salt or pepper, diluted to suit your taste or consistency)
  2. Cut down the amount of tea/ coffee to exactly half the quantity that you were drinking earlier.
  3. Increase fruits and vegetables in your diet
  4. Once a week, replace one meal with either fruits or vegetables.
  5. Add minimum 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity daily, it will keep you energetic

*Individual who can directly replace the habit of drinking tea or coffee with herbal drink in the first week, can go for it directly. 

2nd week routine:

  1. Replace the tea/ coffee with herbal drink like tulsi- ginger decoction, jasmine decoction ( simply boil fresh ingredient with water for 5 - 10 mins) or any herbal drink. This will help you cope up with the abscence of tea and coffee.
  2. Add wet abdominal pack ( tap water temperature) for 30 mins for better elimination.

* Enhance cleansing by following hip bath ( 20 mins, tap water temperature) or enema ( under supervision)...Read the link below.


*Tips indicated above helps you to reduce stress, increase the Alkalinity of you body and remove toxins from your body which will automatically stop the cravings and you will be able to stop.

My best wishes to you.

06:57 AM | 15-09-2019

You have elaborated very clearly and deeply
Thank you


03:01 PM | 11-09-2019


  • You can cut off tea from your routine gradually.
  • Reduce the amount slowly, withdrawal symptom like insomnia, fatigue,irritablity and constipation may appear. 
  • Drink Lukewarm lemon honey water. 
  • Replace with herbal tea.
  • You can take herbal tea or fresh juices when the craving for tea appears. 
  • Yogasanas and pranayama helps. 
  • Right nostril breathing: gently close your left nostril, inhale and exhale only through the right nostril. Helps to increase blood oxygen level, blood pressure and glucose level. Which tea-drinking gives you. 


06:59 AM | 15-09-2019

Thank you for guiding relaxing process


06:49 AM | 15-09-2019

Your natural tips are good
Thank you


03:00 PM | 11-09-2019

Holistically craving or addiction of any thing is disturbed homogeneous of the metabolism or imbalance within the chemical structure of body. So first and foremost thing is balance your diet patterns. 2ndly balance your liquid forms within the body by taking lot of water.

Caffeine excess in the body is responsible for craving. This lowers energy levels and mood, so you feel like another tea and coffee — which continues the cycle.”

The craving for tea and beverages is also indication of water shortage within the body.

To avoid craving just pacify your mind that you are not made for that which is attracting you and ultimately the tea is the creator of at-least 18 types of venom in the body. It is called Dakini Shakini in Shastras.

The Natural source of caffeine is chewing the saunf (Anise) , lemon water and ginger tea. In order to slowly reduce your tea-related caffeine intake, try and use one teabag for multiple cups of tea or reduce the amount of time you leave the teabag in to brew. Or switch to herbal teas which contain precisely zero milligrams of caffeine. Ultimately, remember that, unless your tea drinking regularly runs into double figures each day, there's probably no need to panic.

06:50 AM | 15-09-2019

Thank you for throwing lights deeply in your answer


02:59 PM | 11-09-2019

Coffee or tea addictions are one of the commonest addictions in the world. Caffeine or tea has its own advantages and disadvantages.These addictions could have an adverse effect on your sleep pattern and in the long run it could hamper the sleep cycle and also normal working of bodily systems. It could bring down your sleep, hunger, increase acidity on the long run if these are not kept at moderate levels

Some natural ways to get rid of these are as follows:

  1. Subsitute wit herbal tea or coffee. The menu is well explained in of the recipes by me. Herbal or Coriander coffee could mimic the real coffee and could slowly help you to get rid of these addictive beverrages.
  2. Initially it is difficult to stop it one go, so it is better to start reducing the frequency of the beverages, then once your frequency has come down then it would be easier to cut down completely. Slowly tapering the frequency would be a wise step towards completely stopping it.
  3. Cut down on carboydrate. Usually we do take these beverages to keep ourselves alert after ingestion of large quantity of carbohydrate..So by reducing the intake of carbohydrate could automatically bring down the frequency of these addictive beverages.
  4. Substitue with hot vegetable soups. These could form as an alternative to these beverages
  5. Also it depends on your will power and self control. These could be achieved by your determination or practice of practices like Yoga and Meditations....

06:51 AM | 15-09-2019

Thank you
Soup is better option also


02:59 PM | 11-09-2019

They can consume herbal tea lemon tea or ginger tea instead it. you shoukd always remember that tea is stimulant so when your body ask for it you can choose healthy option.
Do root chakra meditation.

06:53 AM | 15-09-2019

Thank you


02:59 PM | 11-09-2019

Hello Doshi,

Unless it's a conscious decision to substitute tea/ Coffee for something healthy like Green tea or turmeric tea till then one may not succeed. Therefore it's a practice of conscious decision-making whenever there is a craving for tea and coffee...starting with an alternative substitute also helps..


06:54 AM | 15-09-2019

Thank you


02:58 PM | 11-09-2019

Hi Doshi, the only way to handle cravings is by leading a holistic lifestyle with high raw for a prolonged period of time. This applies for all the cravings of wrong foods/drinks

The first step is to quit all animal products. But this doesn’t stop the craving. It will only help the body to start detoxing. As you start including a lot of juices from vegetables and fruits, have fruits in abundance, have salads in abundance, your gut will start cleaning itself. Cravings are nothing but wrong messages from the gut to the brain sent by bad bacteria and viruses To get food for their survival. Once you start cleaning the gut, The current cravings automatically vanish. It also takes some willpower and determination to handle these initially. Please remember that once you start detoxing, you will have a lot of cravings which are hidden emotions/suppressed emotions for food which were not handled properly in the past. At that time it is best to make a choice to pick fruits in place of those foods otherwise the vicious cycle will continue to haunt you. Remember that every single living beings including viruses and bacteria will fight for their survival. When you stop giving the foods that they feed on, they will send wrong messages to the brain for wanting the wrong foods. If you give in to their demands they will continue to thrive in your body causing harm. Hence you must be aware that hunger is a sign for the body asking for glucose and cravings are wrong messages going to the brain because of the toxic accumulation in your body.

Rest assured people have handled their cravings successfully for a long time even from extreme food addictions by surrendering to the power of fruits vegetables and leafy greens in the form of juicing and whole produce. 

It’s all a matter of how you carry yourself, and stick to your principles. Ultimately you are the only person who can define your health and how you achieve that.

For tea coffee also start substituting with plant milk and then slowly skip them and switch to herbal teas. Bringing ethical aspects in avoiding animal foods makes your foundations stronger. 


Be blessed

Smitha Hemadri (educator of natural healing practices)


06:56 AM | 15-09-2019

About bad bacteria and viruses is enlightening observation
Thank you


05:27 PM | 12-09-2019

Thank you for your Guidence


03:01 PM | 11-09-2019


Caffeine works as a stimulant and is indeed mildly addictive. So, if you drink coffee, tea or soda in excess, it’s obvious that you are (or soon will be) addicted to it.

In fact, if you find yourself craving a cup of coffee or tea as soon as you wake up it’s a clear sign that you are addicted to caffeine. This addiction is not at all good for your health.

It can increase your risk for hypertension, keep your liver busy from filtering other toxins and contribute to tooth decay, weak bones, anxiety, headaches, disrupted sleep habits and dehydration, to name a few.

How to Overcome:

Practice Deep Breathing

Lie down on your back.
Put your hands on your abdomen and relax your muscles.
Inhale deeply through your nose, expanding your abdomen and then filling your lungs with air. Count slowly to 5 as you inhale.
Hold your breath and count to 3.
Exhale slowly through your mouth. Again, count slowly to 5 while you exhale and slowly release any tension from your muscles.
Continue to inhale and exhale deeply for 10 minutes.
Practice deep breathing whenever you have a craving for coffee or Tea.

Drink Vegetable soup or juice During that time.

Or Drink some freshly made amla juice or any fruits that keeps you healthy and fit.

Herbal tea like Ginger, lemon or green tea will be more effective.


02:59 PM | 11-09-2019


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06:53 AM | 15-09-2019

आपके प्राकृतिक और सरल सुजाव के लिए धन्यवाद


02:58 PM | 11-09-2019



आहार तलब (food crav) शरीर की सांकेतिक भाषा है । शरीर पाँच तत्व से बना हुआ है प्रकृति की ही तरह। आकाश, वायु, अग्नि, जल, पृथ्वी ये पाँच तत्व आपके शरीर में रोज़ खुराक की तरह जाना चाहिए।

1 आकाश तत्व- एक खाने से दूसरे खाने के बीच में विराम दें। रोज़ाना 15 घंटे का उपवास करें जैसे रात का भोजन 7 बजे तक कर लिया और सुबह का नाश्ता 9 बजे लें।

2 वायु तत्व- लंबा गहरा स्वाँस अंदर भरें और रुकें फिर पूरे तरीक़े से स्वाँस को ख़ाली करें रुकें फिर स्वाँस अंदर भरें ये एक चक्र हुआ। ऐसे 10 चक्र एक टाइम पर करना है। ये दिन में चार बार करें।I

खुली हवा में बैठें या टहलें।

3 अग्नि तत्व- सूरर्य उदय के एक घंटे बाद या सूर्य अस्त के एक घंटे पहले का धूप शरीर को ज़रूर लगाएँ। सर और आँख को किसी सूती कपड़े से ढक कर। जब भी लेंटे अपना दायाँ भाग ऊपर करके लेटें ताकि आपकी सूर्य नाड़ी सक्रिय रहे।

4 जल तत्व- खाना खाने से एक घंटे पहले नाभि के ऊपर गीला सूती कपड़ा लपेट कर रखें और खाना के 2 घंटे बाद भी ऐसा करना है।

नीम के पत्ते का पेस्ट अपने नाभि पर रखें। 20मिनट तक रख कर साफ़ कर लें।

मेरुदंड स्नान के लिए अगर टब ना हो तो एक मोटा तौलिया गीला कर लें बिना निचोरे उसको बिछा लें और अपने मेरुदंड को उस स्थान पर रखें।

मेरुदंड (स्पाइन) सीधा करके बैठें। हमेशा इस बात ध्यान रखें 

5. पृथ्वी और शरीर का बनावट एक जैसा 70% पानी से भरा हुआ। पानी जो कि फल, सब्ज़ी से मिलता है। 

शरीर में ऊर्जा कमी हो तो मीठे का तलब होता है ऐसे में फल और सुखा फल लें। शरीर में प्राकृतिक वसा की कमी हो तो तले भूने हुए चीज़ों को खाने का मन करता है ऐसे में काजु, बादाम, अखरोट, नारियल, तिल, अलसी, मूँगफली तरबूज़, ख़रबूज़ के बीज कद्दू के बीज लें। अधिक प्यास लग रहा या कुछ गर्म पेय जैसे चाय, काफ़ी, या ठंडा पेय याआइसक्रीम की तलब हो तो मिनरल की कमी है। हरे पत्ते या हरे पत्ते की सब्ज़ी का जूस लें। बार बार भुख लगना यानी शरीर को वो पोषक तत्व नहीं मिल रहा है जिसकी ज़रूरत है। सलाद लें बिना नींबू नमक के मेवों (nuts) के साथ। नमक, मिर्ची, मसालों का तलब तो विटामिन c युक्त सब्ज़ी लें। टमाटर, सैलरी, धनिया पत्ता, करी पत्ता, बेल्पत्रा, पुदीना पत्ता सलाद में मिलाएँ या चटनी या herbal juice के रूप में सुबह के नाश्ते से एक घंटा पहले और दोपहर और रात के खाने से एक घंटे पहले लें।

नमक सेंधा ही प्रयोग करें। नमक की मात्रा दोपहर के खाने में भी बहुत कम लें। सब्ज़ी पकने बाद उसमें नमक डालें। नमक पका कर या अधिक खाने से शरीर में (fluid)  की कमी हो जाती है। एक नियम हमेशा याद रखें ठोस (solid) खाने को चबा कर तरल (liquid) बना कर खाएँ। तरल (liquid) को मुँह में घूँट घूँट पीएँ। खाना ज़मीन पर बैठ कर खाएँ। खाते वक़्त ना तो बात करें और ना ही TV और mobile को देखें। ठोस (solid) भोजन के तुरंत बाद या बीच बीच में जूस या पानी ना लें। भोजन हो जाने के एक घंटे बाद तरल पदार्थ (liquid) ले सकते हैं।

ऐसा करने से हाज़मा कभी ख़राब नहीं होगा।

जानवरों से उपलब्ध होने वाले भोजन वर्जित हैं।

तेल, मसाला, और गेहूँ से परहेज़ करेंगे तो अच्छा होगा। चीनी के जगह गुड़ और  सुखा फल मीठे का उत्तम स्रोत है।

हफ़्ते में एक दिन उपवास करें। शाम तक केवल पानी लें, प्यास लगे तो ही पीएँ। शाम 5 बजे नारियल पानी और रात 8 बजे सलाद। 


रूबी, Ruby


प्राकृतिक जीवनशैली शिक्षिका (Nature Cure Educator)


07:00 AM | 15-09-2019

आपके परामर्श के लिए धन्यवाद


12:26 PM | 06-07-2020

Hello Doshi,

It is good that now you want to get rid of your addiction and it is very appreciable. 

Whenever you feel a desire to have a cup of tea or coffee then go for a herbal tea or a herbal decoction. 

Recipe for herbal tea

  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Add cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and ginger to it in powdered form.
  • Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Then strain it and drink


Decoction has many health benefits also like it helps to improve the immunity levels.

  • Take a glass of water and boil it.
  • Add black pepper, lemon, turmeric, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, basil, and ginger to it.
  • Boil it until the water becomes half.
  • Strain it and then drink it.

Thank you 

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