DIY | Fresh Picked Dandelion Tea

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This is such an easy and fun way to make yourself a delicious healthy cup of herbal tea. Dandelions grow in abundance around our yards and most of the time go unnoticed. I love to pick these beautiful flowers to make myself tea, to use in skincare items as well as to decorate my home with. Go around your surroundings and pick yourself a bunch of Dandelion Flowers. Make sure to wash them really well and then pick off each petal and put in a tea strainer. Boil water, pour into the strainer and let the petals steep for 5-10 minutes before drinking. Sweeten with some Raw Honey and you will have yourself a delicious cup of fresh Dandelion Tea that is wonderful for Springtime and for detoxing!

Some of the many benefits of Dandelion Tea:

  • Dandelion tea aids in digestion, and functions well to relieve digestive disorders like constipation and diarrhea.
  • Dandelion tea works great to purify the blood and cleanse the system.
  • Dandelion tea enhances detoxification, by stimulating urination and, in addition, by replacing the potassium lost in that process.
  • Dandelion tea is one of the most effective herbs for getting the bloat out and helping relieve water retention.
  • Dandelion tea has specific action in reducing inflammation, of the gall bladder and of the bile duct, and for rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Dandelion tea improves the function of and maintains optimum liver, kidney, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and gall bladder functions.
  • Dandelion tea helps in treating chronic hepatitis and jaundice disorders, and encourages healing of damaged tissues caused by alcohol liver disease.
  • Dandelion tea helps reduce high cholesterol.
  • Dandelion tea contains antioxidants that help your body fight off toxic bacteria and viruses.
  • Dandelion tea helps with weight control—especially with weight loss.
  • Dandelion tea actively ameliorates disease—it is a potent disease-fighter—and helps the body heal, helps boost immunity, and combat cancer, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.
  • Dandelion tea aids health maintenance for people suffering from Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.
  • Dandelion tea can be made solely from the blossoms, the leaves, or the roots (roasted or not)—or, the entire plant.
  • Dandelion tea is traditionally served plain (as is), and also made into other beverages—like ale, beer, “coffee”, and wine.
  • Dandelion tea as a face wash cleanses  complexion, improves skin clarity.
  • Dandelion tea makes a great bath addition, especially when made from older, stronger (tougher) leaves.

Notes:

Be mindful of where you are picking your Dandelion’s from as many people spray pesticides and herbicides on their lawn and you do not want to be eating those chemicals! Try to pick the freshest of Dandelions that you can or grow your own!

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xoxo,

Britanie

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Comments

  1. I LOVE dandelions! They make me happy :)

  2. I used to make tiaras out of dandelion flowers when I was younger. They always make me think of sunshine :)

    • omg I used to do the same thing and I would even try to sell them to people lol I thought I was so talented at making dandelion flower crowns by tying the stems together ;) I did the same thing with daisies!

      • Well now I feel like I missed out on a lucrative business opportunity :) I just wore them on my head and felt ridiculously pleased when people gave me a compliment :)

  3. This looks like such a relaxing and fun thing to do. Do you grow this yourself? Wondering what other type of herbs and flowers you grow as well. Maybe you can make a post about it! :)

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