Wednesday

Dandelion Flower Tea ~ It's A Spring Tonic!


Dandelions are everywhere in my yard.   This is what it looked like when we got back from a weekend trip.

 
We don't use a weed killer on them because it is so bad for the environment. 
 
Last year, my Hubs was working outside in our yard and a lady rode by on her bike.  She stopped and started telling my Hubs that she has cancer and everyone around this area uses weed killer.  She was quite upset.   My Hubs said to her " I don't use weed killer.  Look at my weeds"
I really should go out and dig the roots and make dandelion tea because it is so good for the liver and gallbladder.    Using dandelion as part of your daily diet may prevent and cure jaundice, hepatitis, purify the blood and cleanse the system.  It is also used to prevent kidney stones.  I may help with constipation and gastro intestinal problems.   Some people use it to prevent or control diabetes and others use it to fight cancer.   It is a Spring Tonic.


 

  Dandelion Flower Tea
Pick flowers that have not been treated with weed killers or pestisides.

Wash flowers well and put into a heat proof jar

Pour boiling water over flowers and steep for 10 minutes
 
 
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26 comments:

  1. The young leaves also make great greens, and with all the benefits of the flowers and roots.

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  2. My husband's brother served a mission in Canada where it is common to use dandelions. Interesting how we use things commonly in one place whereas in another is seems almost odd.

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  3. Oh no way - what a GREAT idea. I've never heard of anything like this before, but I actually may try it.

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  4. I didn't know you could use them for tea!

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  5. Never knew they were good for much of anything

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  6. I have never tried making the tea, but have used the leaves in salad before. We have loads of dandelions too. We don't spray, but my husband does mow them down.

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  7. The things you can do, who knew

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  8. I guess I can do more with them then just stomp on them haha

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  9. Greetings human, Terry,

    We don't have many of those dandelions in our garden. However, if we did, I think that's a great idea. My human could use a drink like that.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  10. My mom used to eat dandelions on her salad when she was little. sandie

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  11. That is awesome. Thank you for posting - I am going to give this a try. I just heard that Dandelion tea is a great diuretic and is can be used to help lose weight. Have you heard that?? And as far as taste goes, I guess you don't mind it? :)

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  12. Who Knew!? That is so interesting! I have never heard of eating or drinking anything made from dandelions. My yard looks pretty similar to yours too. Hubby just mows right over them every week lol.

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  13. I've heard of this so many times, & I have eaten dandelions, but never made the tea..not sure why.

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  14. I never in a million years thought to make use of those nuisance flowers!

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  15. I don't use weed killer either. I have not tried making a tonic. I have made salad with the greens.

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  16. That's the trick around here....finding some without pestisides on them!

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  17. Dandelions are commonly brewed here as a herbal drink for a healthy liver.

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  18. The flowers make pretty pictures. Especially the ones in the jar. Did I ever tell you I used to make dandelion flower wine. I think it was one of the first wines I ever made, back when I was first married. It was really good and clear. Beginners luck, I guess. It's prob more healthy for the liver to drink the tea, Hahaha

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  19. Hmmm -- I've heard of D-Tea but never saw a recipe. Thank you! xo

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  20. I've never heard of dandelion tea. I'd love to try it and will keep an eye out for it. (I don't trust that any dandelions I could pick around here would be safe, but they may have this at a health foods store, right?)

    Be well,
    xoRobyn

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  21. That's cool that they do have a purpose.

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  22. I have a chef friend who uses them for salads. I've never been brave to try it. But the health benefits sure look great!

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  23. I have been wanting to make this tea but wasn't sure how to do it. Thanks!! So glad I can comment again!!

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  24. I will try this! I plant the flowers yearly as their deep roots recycle dirt so it's a perfect thing to have in the yard and garden :)

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  25. I would never have thought to make dandelion tea. I love looking at the flowers I will have to try this something. Thanks for sharing

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  26. Very unique and healthy.. Will try this sometime :-)

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