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Dandelion Root Tea

kind2creatures

...elusive dreamer
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Apr 5, 2009
Location
USA
Recipes: Prepare Dandelion Root Tea


Boil a quart of water in a pot Reduce the heat.

Add 2 tbsp. of cleaned and chopped fresh dandelion roots to the water.

Let the water simmer for thirty minutes, keeping it covered during this time.
Then, remove the pot from the heat source.

Following this, add two tbsp. of freshly picked and chopped dandelion leaves.

Let the leaves steep into the liquid for twenty
minutes. After which, the liquid can be strained.

You will benefit by drinking two cups of the herbal dandelion tea every day.


Source:
http://www.peacefulmind.com/herbology.htm
 

mommysunshine

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Oct 23, 2010
Location
Sunny, tropical, CA.
Nice K2C.

The roots are very good for healing the liver. It helps to digest fats. I've been taking it with meals in the capsule form.

The leaves have a completely different purpose than the roots. The leaves can be used like spinach or any other leafy green veggie. The leaves are a bit bitter so using them in moderation and cooking them with carrots, beets and onions makes them tasty. I've been buying them by the pound in the dehydrated form from Mountain Rose Herbs. Iherb may sell them too. They would be a nice survival food too.

In tea, you can always add peppermint or licorice to make it more pleasant.
 

Solstice Goat

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Aug 7, 2012
Location
Seattle, WA
I use a Dandelion liquid tincture now and then also, and with all the dandelions in my yard, I should be making teas by now, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. Here's more info...https://www.natmedtalk.com/wiki/Dandelion
I use the tincture too, and keep thinking, 'With all the dandelions in my yard, I should make my own tincture.' :lol:
 

mommysunshine

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Oct 23, 2010
Location
Sunny, tropical, CA.
I use a Dandelion liquid tincture now and then also, and with all the dandelions in my yard, I should be making teas by now, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. Here's more info...https://www.natmedtalk.com/wiki/Dandelion
It does feel a bit odd to eat weeds. If we grew up doing it then it wouldn't be so different but we've moved so far away from nature and put our trust in the shelves of our local health food store instead. That dandelion tincture can be made at home for super cheap by combing a vodka, water and a pound of dandelion root that you can buy online.
 

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