Dandelion is one of those common backyard “weeds” that also has many practical uses. While the leave is appreciated as a salad green and vegetable, the dried root is used to produce a hot beverage that offers a bitter flavor like coffee but without caffeine.
In addition to bitter compounds, dandelion root also contains numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This herb has a long history of use as a tonic and restorative.
Bitter and earthy. Combine with other bitter roots like chicory or contrasting herbs and flowers in tea blends.
It acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Kidney. Liver. Antioxidants. Cancer. Diabetes. High Blood Pressure. Cholesterol. Breast Cancer
Directions for dandelion root tea/decoction: Add 2 cups of water, to 2 tsp of herb. Simmer for 15 minutes. Shut off the heat. Allow the mixture to settle in the pan. Stain and pour into a cup. If you make extra, store the remainder in the fridge and consume it within 24 hours. Studies at the University of Windsor show dandelion root tea effective against several drug resistant cancers, including melanoma and leukemia. Clinical trials are in phase 1 at the University of Winsor with patients showing remission with just 3 cups of dandelion tea per day.
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