Stormy Stewart Recipe

Dandelion Tea

By Stormy Stewart karlyn255


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Stormy's Story

store dandelion greens in a plastic bag with holes and put in fridge. use within two -three days

Ingredients

dandelion greens

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREPARATION
Once you pick the dandelion greens, wash them thoroughly to remove dirt particles.

When clean, store them in a plastic bag which has holes punched for circulation, keeping them cold and humid. Use them as soon as possible, since greens are quite perishable.

Select young, tender leaves for the tastiest dandelion tea.
2
Individual portion

Pour:
1 cup boiling water
Over:
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves
3
For a pot of tea

Pour:
1 cup boiling water for each person
Over:
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves for each person
Throw in:
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves “for the pot”

Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Stir and let steep another minute.
4
Serve with your choice of:
(lemon)
(orange)
(mint)
(honey)
5
The medicinal actions of dandelion tea seem to target the digestive and eliminative systems of the body. The dandelion leaf, for example, is an agent for stimulating the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder, hence aiding in the digestion of fat.

The following are Dandelion Tea's more well-known health benefits:

Dandelion Tea is an agent for keeping optimum liver, kidney and gallbladder functions.

Dandelion Tea enhances detoxification by stimulating urination, as well as replacing the potassium lost to the increased volume of urine.

Dandelion Tea is used to help in the health maintenance of those suffering from Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.

Dandelion Tea can be used for treatment of such liver disorders as hepatitis and jaundice.

Dandelion Tea can be used for purifying the blood and cleansing the system.

Dandelion Tea can help in relieving digestive disorders such as constipation and diarrhea.

Dandelion Tea has properties that can help cleanse and improve the skin.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Other Drinks
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #herbal

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19 Comments

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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
May 16, 2012
You are quite welcome Ginger
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ginger skaggs mamagin
May 16, 2012
Thanks so much
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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
May 15, 2012
This one looks wonderful
thehighlandviewpantry.blogspot.com/....

but if you do not have that many violets you could try this one it uses only 1 cup of flowers

Wild Violet jelly

1 cup wild violet blossoms, tightly packed
3/4 cup water
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups sugar
1 pkg. powdered pectin
3/4 cup water

Blend first 3 ingredients in blender until smooth; slowly add sugar.
Stir pectin into 3/4 cup water and boil hard for 2 minutes.
Cool slightly, then pour into blender and blend on medium speed 1 minute.
Pour into 4- 1/2 pint sterilized jelly glasses.
Seal with paraffin.
Store in freezer.
Keeps 8 to 10 months.
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ginger skaggs mamagin
May 15, 2012
I used to have a recipe for wild viloit jam using the blossoms. Would you have it in your recipes?
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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
May 15, 2012
Tea or jelly? yes to both