Dandelion Tonic

Dandelion Tea


Dandelion brews up into a smooth tasting, mellow, mildly coffee-like drink.

Cautions: Drinking dandelion at night may cause some midnight night trips to the bathroom. Wildharvest only those dandelion plants you can be sure have not been sprayed with pesticides.
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Variations:Combines well with chicory, cinnamon, and ginger
Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Use 1 to 3 teaspoons of chopped dandelion root per cut of water, adjusting for taste. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer in covered saucepan for 10 to 20 minutes. Drink 1 to 2 cups daily as a general tonic.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Acne :Herbal remedies for acne both clear the skin and heal the scars acne leaves in the wake of a breakout
  • Bladder Infection (UTI) :Drinking herbal teas is a time tested method of combating bladder and urinary tract infections.
  • Herbal Decoctions :Unlike infusions, decoctions are boiled. Woody roots, non-aromatic seeds and barks are suited to this method. Tools: You will need a non-reactive, heavy saucepan. I use a Corningware 1 quart pan
  • IBS :Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a debilitating disorder of the intestines that comes with abdominal pain, cramps,gas and bloating, and irregular bowel movements.
  • Infection :Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
  • Kidney :Herbs used for kidney infection and kidney stone treatment are often diuretic
  • Liver :A healthy liver is the foundation of health, and inversely, a failing liver is life threatening. Herbs can help
  • Longevity Tonics :Tonic herbs for longevity can be taken in small amounts over a long period of time, and are not meant to alter or effect any one symptom or disease.
  • PMS :The effects of PMS range from mild to devastating an include edema, breast pain, depression,nervous tension, cramps, cravings, and more.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
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