Dandelion Tea? YES! it is one of the very best things you can do for your liver.
To most of us, Dandelions
are weeds that we try in vain to eradicate from our lawns and gardens. Today, most homeowners and gardeners fight the weed all gardening season long, yet centuries ago, the Dandelion was a highly coveted medicinal plant.
Regarded as one of the very best herbs known for gall bladder, spleen and liver complaints, and one of the safest and most active plant diuretics. Dandelion has other uses as well and the list below includes a few more uses for the cheerful Dandelion.
Dandelion is an effective herbal treatment for the following:
- As a Diuretic
- Stimulates and Cleanses the Liver
- Is an Expectorant
- Reduces the Incidence of Gallstones
- Relief from Menstrual Bloating
- Blood Purifier
- And Aids in Relieving MORE.... read on!
Dandelion Tonic - Cancer, Liver, Kidney
Dandelion goes into a revered mix for cleansing the kidneys, liver and for cancer treatment. To prepare: take enough dandelion leaves to hold in the ring of thumb and finger, 8 good sized leaves of comfrey, 10 marshmallow leaves (violet or peach leaves can be substituted) 1 large cup full of alfalfa leaves. Place in a blender with two 850g cans of unsweetened pineapple juice and blend. Keep in non-airtight container in the refrigerator. Take 225ml (1cup) morning and evening, chewing before swallowing. Take for 5 weeks; and during this time, take any amount of diluted dark grape juice.
The leaves of the Dandelion are least bitter in the early spring, prior to flowering and the fall, after the first frost. You can harvest the most tender new leaves in early spring and dry them for use through out the summer months when the leaves are still edible, but bitter.
Add a few dried leaves to your favorite
and reap the cleansing power of this common garden weed.
Dandelions are highly nutritious and contain several vitamins and minerals to promote well-being. Dandelion leaves contains more beta-carotene than carrots, which is important for improving a person's ability to see in dim light. The leaves contain iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc, as well as vitamins B-1, B-2, B-5, B-6, B-12, C, D, E, and P.
Who would have thought? I must say in researching Dandelion Tea, I felt a little ashamed to say I have tried to eliminate this plant from my garden, well, I wont be doing it again!
Here are the directions for a simple tea of Dandelion!
Dandelion Tea Recipe
Six dandelion leaves should be used for one cup of tea. The leaves should be torn into strips first, the mid vein removed and placed onto the bottom of the cup. Boiling fresh water should then be poured into the cup, and the tea should be left to stand for 5-10 minutes. After standing, the tea should be strained before drinking. For a sweeter tasting tea, add one teaspoon of honey.
Unsweetened dandelion tea may be cooled and applied as a skin wash. The skin wash can be used on minor scars and inflammations.
So get out there and pick some Dandelion leaves today and make yourself a nice cup of tea.
Visit our Dandelion Herb Page for folklore, tradtional uses and cautions when using Dandelion as a herbal tea ingredient.
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