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.
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves
3For a pot of tea
1 cup boiling water for each person
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves for each person
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves “for the pot”
Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Stir and let steep another minute.
4Serve with your choice of:
5The 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.