How to Make Dandelion Tea

How to make dandelion tea. One of my favorite treats!

 

I use dried dandelion root that I purchase here.

I love dandelion tea. Especially now that it’s spring the cleaning effect of dandelion feels good on my body. Dandelion root protects the liver and gallbladder as well as many other organs of the body. It especially supports the liver in getting rid of toxins.

 

How to make dandelion tea.

For this you need the dandelion root. You can dig up your own roots, clean them well and chop them up. Dandelion roots are best harvested in spring or fall. As I have no  dandelions available to me, I like to get my dandelion root at Mountain Rose Herbs. Their herbs are always fresh and organic.

 

  • The first thing to do is to roast your roots. I like to roast them on 350 degree Fahrenheit until they turn dark brown. Some people leave them longer for a stronger taste, but I like them best this way. My apartment always smells great when I’m roasting my roots!
  • Next put your dandelion root in a pot and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. When done taste it and see if you need it stronger. You can either leave it to steep longer, or add a little more root if you want a stronger taste. Know that the longer you leave it the more bitter it will get.
  • When ready, strain the tea into a cup. I like to add some raw milk or cream to my tea, and some cinnamon sprinkled on top. Roasted dandelion tea is a great substitute for coffee. I crave it every morning. Yum!

 

And that’s how to make dandelion tea. Enjoy!

 

UPDATE: I now add chicory root to my dandelion tea blend for that extra dark roasted flavor we all love so much. You might also like my post on what are the benefits of dandelion coffee? 

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  3. My Wife has had a cancer relapse and we have read about the success of dandelion root to help with the cancer and one Canadian University thinks it kills cancer cells within 24 hours. I purchased 1 pound of the root on amazon, sealed and vacuum packed, hope it works. Started making the tea with 1/4 cup of the dried root and 16 oz of water. boil for 5 minutes steep for 40 minutes. Can we add honey or maple syrup to the tea? Has anyone tried this for medicinal purposes?

  4. Hi. I don’t usually add any sugar to my tea, but I do use coconut milk, maybe some chocolate and cinnamon. I’m sure honey or maple syrup would work fine, but I’m not sure any sugar is recommended for someone with cancer. I have a friend who is on a natural treatment of cancer, and she can’t have any sugar. I’d recommend this documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJAzQe7_0g It has several episodes. Hope this helps you 🙂

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