Dandelion tea is an herbal tea that is extremely healthy for you. It is a natural diuretic and helps lower blood pressure. It contains inulin and levulin, which help reduce blood sugar, and choline, which stimulates the liver. Dandelion is also rich in vitamins C, K, B2, and A. Make use of those flowers that pop up in your yard (which so many of us discard as perky weeds) and try the dandelion tea recipes below:

Don’t miss the Dandelion Tea Recipes Infographic below the article!

Dandelion Tea Recipes:

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“The Herb Gardener” provides the recipe for dandelion flower tea:

  • 8 Dandelion flowers
  • 12 oz. boiling water
  • Honey or sugar (for added taste)
  1. Pour boiling water over flowers
  2. Let steep for 5 minutes
  3. Add honey or sugar

Dandelion Root Tea

“The Herb Gardener” also provides the recipe for dandelion root tea:

  • 1 tbsp. roasted dandelion root
  • ½ tsp. minced, fresh ginger
  • 1 cardamom seed
  • 12 oz. water
  • Honey or sugar
  1. Combine all the ingredients
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Boil for 5-10 minutes
  4. Strain
  5. Add honey or sugar

Lime and Dandelion Tea

Wellnessmama.com provides the recipe for lime and dandelion tea:

  • 1 quart dandelion flowers
  • 3 quarts cold water
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Juice of 3-4 limes
  • 2-3 tbsp. of sweetener of your choice (sugar, honey, etc.)
  1. Rinse dandelion flowers well with cool water (make sure the flowers don’t have pesticides on them!)
  2. In a jar or up, mix sweetener and warm water
  3. Add lime juice
  4. Add cool water
  5. Stir well
  6. Add dandelion flowers
  7. Mix
  8. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours
  9. Strain out the flowers

Dandelion Tea Recipes Infographic

Sources:

http://theherbgardener.blogspot.com/2009/06/dandelion-tea-recipes.html

http://wellnessmama.com/4505/iced-lime-dandelion-tea/

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