Organic Dandelion Tea Recipe

dandelion tea recipe

It’s a crazy thing, that the dandelion grows all around us in great abundance, classed as nothing more than a weed, and yet it happens to be a powerful healing plant!

Dandelion is full of phytochemicals and a whole collection of other nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C and K, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Because of its high antioxidant and phytonutrient content, dandelion has a number of therapeutic effects including:

  • antimicrobial properties [1a]
  • anti-inflammatory properties [1b]
  • protection against free radical damage [2a]
  • liver protection [3a][3b]
  • brain protection [4a]
  • potent cancer fighting benefits [5] – in fact this dandelion tea recipe is just one of several anti-cancer teas you can make for yourself.

Knowing all this, should make us want to get out there and harvest some of this humble plant right now, because it’s basically free medicine!

All parts of the plant can be eaten – the leaves, flowers and roots, but here you’ll find a simple dandelion tea recipe based around a dandelion root brew.

Homemade Dandelion Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon fresh dandelion roots, rinsed clean

Optional Flavours

  • stevia or a little raw honey – to sweeten
  • freshly squeezed lime juice

Method

1  Finely chop the dandelion root.

2  Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add the root to it.

3  Then reduce the heat and the simmer gently for 20 minutes, allowing the roots to infuse.

4  If you wish to add a further source of dandelion nutrients, feel free to include fresh dandelion leaves to the pan, in the last 5 minutes of the simmering process.

Note: for a refreshing summer twist, chill your tea and drink it cold!

If you don’t have the time or inclination to find and harvest your own dandelions, you can always source ingredients online.  Dandelion products are available as dried chopped root, root powder, capsules, tea bags, tincture and even dandelion coffee!

Always, always, always choose organic products where you can, or harvest your own from a clean pesticide-free site.  This keeps your dandelion tea recipe free of harmful chemicals.

         

Other amazing teas you can make include turmeric tea, catnip tea, lemon balm tea for stress relief and of course the ancient herbal essiac tea.

In my teas and hot bevies archive you’ll always find new herbal tea recipes that I’ve been brewing up and sharing.

Feel free to add your own recommendations, in the comments x

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