Dandelion Tea written by Shar’ron Strasser of Pleasure Point Yoga
Typically considered a weed or nuisance plant dandelions are actually often a overlooked food source. All parts of the plant are edible – including the flowers. This plant holds many vitamins and the flowers have antioxidant properties. The greens of the dandelion plant are edible raw and cooked. The roots can be cleaned and cut to use in Stir fry’s or dry them and use them in teas. This plant contains vitamins A, B, C, K, potassium, calcium, manganese, pyridoxine (vitamin b 6), riboflavin and even magnesium.
So take a hike in the woods, get out in your own back yard enjoy nature and be on the hunt for these abundant little medicine packs that are asking you to use them.
Try by just picking some dandelion flowers, or perhaps you feel ready to try the whole plant. Always remember to consider the soil source, if it’s a local park there may be chemicals that where used.
To make Dandelion Tea:
*Go outside and gather 1/4 cup dandelions perhaps just the leaves or flower
(feel free to harvest the leaves/roots of you would like for a stir fry or soup)
1 cup hot water
( do not use boiling water as it will brake down some medicines)
*Allow the tea to steep for 8-10 mins
It should be a light yellow color.
*Strain tea, pour into your favorite cup. Optional : This tea will have a bittersweet flavor, add a bit of honey to soften this taste.
*Sip. Enjoy and relax.
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