To pull or not to pull? De-WEED or Detox?
How to make dandelion tea? - THAT IS THE QUESTION!
Dandelions are not just unwanted sprouts that grow in your backyard- actually they’re quite the opposite. These once perceived as wicked weeds are rather wonderful. Dandelions are very medicinal and have some great health benefits. So after you pluck, put some in a pot and make yourself some dandelion tea.
But before we get brewing, check out the top benefits of drinking dandelion tea:
But most of all, dandelion tea’s greatest “strength”, so to speak is….
By purifying the blood, cleansing your system, stimulating urination, while replacing lost potassium in the process.
- It’s good for digestion, helps relieve constipation as well as diarrhea.
- It stops bloating and water retention.
- It’s great for weight loss.
- It lowers blood cholesterol.
- It helps treat jaundice and hepatitis.
- It boosts you immune system.
- It improves the function of you liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, stomach, and gallbladder.
- ANTIOXIDANT RICH
- ANTI INFLAMMATORY
Dandelions are a good source of beta-carotene, calcium, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, E, P, and D, biotin, inositol, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
Research on using dandelions as a cure for cancer is still ongoing, but seems to be rather promising.
How To Make Dandelion Tea:
There are actually two basic ways to make dandelion tea- the easy, simple pluck-pot-cup way, or the longer, tad bit more complicated one. Let’s begin with the former.
First, pick some dandelion greens right out of your garden. Wash thoroughly and make sure to get rid of all the dirt.
Store in a plastic bag, zip lock is perfect, punch tiny holes for circulation, then leave in a dry place, well, until the greens are dry. This may take 3 days at the least.
When ready, this is your ratio of sorts:
1 teaspoon of dried dandelion leaves = I cup of boiling water
Mix together, cover for about 3 minutes to really let the good stuff seep in, then you can add your choice of lemon, honey, orange, sugar, mint, or whatever you can imagine.
TIP: Plain dandelion tea, when used as face wash, can help improve complexion and overall skin clarity.
And if you want to make Dandelion ROOT tea:
This was the only video I could find. I was hoping for a shorter one done a tad bit more professionally. Anyway if you don't wanna sit through the whole video, here is a great link on how to make dandelion root tea.
So go ahead and check that out.