Dandelion Root Tea
About the Recipe
Not only is dandelion root tea good for your liver, but it is also a good coffee substitute when you are trying to beat the addiction!
My favorite is to roast the dandelion roots! Roasting brings out the medicinal benefits, and it also creates a nutty aroma & flavor!
• Glass pie plate (or parchment lined cookie sheet)
• Coffee grinder
• Tea Infuser (such as the one HERE)
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
Place the raw dandelion root in a single layer on a glass pie plate (or on parchment lined cookie sheet).
Roast anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on how you like it. At the midway point, give the roots a stir.
Author’s Tip: If you are doing this for the first time, try roasting for 10 minutes. You can always roast it longer if you want to enrich the nutty flavor & aroma.
Instructions for making Tea:
Using a coffee grinder, grind the roasted roots into a powder (see below for how much to grind). Place the powder into the tea infuser overtop of your mug.
Author’s Tip: I like to grind milk thistle seeds with the dandelion root to create an even more powerful liver concoction. Milk thistle is known to help the liver regenerate itself! And sometimes I’ll also add some chicory root, as it may help with bowel movements.
Bring some filtered water to a boil and pour into the mug. Let it steep for 20-30 minutes, or until it is cool enough to drink. Enjoy your tea with some honey or fermented cream!
How much to Grind?
If your detoxification pathways are blocked, or you are feeling overly toxic, make sure to go easy with introducing this tea. Sometimes it can make you feel sick if you drink too much.
From the Author’s Personal Experience… I have worked up a tolerance to the roasted dandelion root tea, grinding ½-1 Tbsp roasted roots & ½-1 Tbsp milk thistle seed to create my daily tea.