This recipe is from my best-selling Estrogen Reset program.
Everyone knows the common dandelion. You probably have fond memories of making wishes by blowing on the fluffy seeds as a kid—but as adults, many of us think of these bright yellow plants as pesky weeds that need exterminating.
And yet the humble dandelion is anything but. If your yard or garden is full of dandelions, you might be surprised to learn that you actually have an incredibly potent detoxifier at your fingertips.
Dandelion root is used traditionally to stimulate and detoxify the liver which can help promote estrogen metabolism and reduce symptoms of PMS. (1) Dandelion leaves are used as a diuretic, supporting the kidneys. (2)
I’ve combined both the root and the leaves in this simple yet powerful Dandelion Tea. You can choose to use both in this infusion, or one or the other.
In addition to detoxifying the liver and kidneys, dandelion leaf has the added benefit of supplying the body with minerals and vitamins like potassium (which is often depleted when using prescription diuretics), calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin A and C. (3) Because of the bitterness, this Dandelion Tea also acts as a digestive bitter, stimulating the gastric juices and enzymatic production. (4)
I drink a lot of Dandelion Tea and especially enjoy it as a post-meal companion. If you’re unsure about drinking tea made from a “weed,” don’t knock it till you try it.
Note: Be mindful that dandelion root is high in polysaccharides, so it should be avoided if you are sensitive to FODMAPs (carbohydrates that can cause digestive problems).
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2 tablespoons dandelion root, roasted or unroasted
- 2 tablespoons dandelion leaf, optional
- Raw honey (optional)
- In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
- Place the dandelion root and leaves (if using) in a large teapot, or divide evenly between two cups. Pour the boiling water over the dandelion and let steep for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- Sweeten with a touch of honey, if desired, and serve.
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