Dandelion Tea

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Stormy Stewart Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Mio, MI (pop. 12,477)
karlyn255
Member Since Mar 2011
Stormy's notes for this recipe:
store dandelion greens in a plastic bag with holes and put in fridge. use within two -three days
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Directions

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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.

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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - May 1, 2012
Stormy Stewart [karlyn255] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
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user carrie kinyon carriekinyon - May 1, 2012
I read this , and it says to use the leaves to make your tea. I read somewhere else that your to use only the flowers..
user cindy sandberg cindyLs - May 2, 2012
I bought some dandelion tea bags a while back. It was ok, but didn't love the flavor. I think it was dandelion root, though. Wondering how the flavor compares using fresh dandelion greens?
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - May 2, 2012
UNsure Cindy. I have never had either. Took this from online because I was asked to post a dandelion tea recipe. Try it and let us know. I am a rooibos fan, that or earl grey. I drink others for the healing properties which sends me into Carrie's statement.

Carrie the healing is in the leaves and especially the root. The flowers although pretty do not hold the same nutrision. Feel free to add them or just put 3-4 tops with out the milki base and you will have the color u want.

The tea is highly astringent. cleansing your organs and there by helping with all your health issuse that are because of build up and your systems inability to flush impurities
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - May 2, 2012
Tommorrow I will be working on the yard. You can check back the day after and I will try each and give my opinion on the flowers as tea, the leaves vs the roots for flavor

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