You can easily make a dandelion tea with dried leaves from the plants which are full of nutrition.
Find out some of the great reasons to love dandelions. The leaves can be used to treat upset stomach, muscle aches, intestinal gas, constipation, and loss of appetite. Like all dark leafy vegetables, they are strongly alkaline. Germans used it as an early spring infusion of nutrition and vitamins. It has been used over the ages to cure liver problems and other illnesses.
Honey is so good for you that we have included it in our list of superfoods that should be in your kitchen right now. Honey helps prevents cancer and heart disease reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders as well as reducing cough and throat irritation. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and increases athletic performance. Honey is a probiotic and helps to heal wounds and burns while strengthening the immune system.
As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
- 2 Tbsp Dried dandelion greens
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp lemon
- honey or stevia to taste
- Boil the water.
- Add the dried dandelion leaves to the boiled water.
- Cover and let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Stain and pour into a cup.
- Add 1 Tbsp. of lemon and honey or stevia to taste.
More Dandelion Recipes
Dandelion Smoothie: After almost passing out from a dandelion smoothie, Randy gives some practical tips to keep your dandelion smoothie palatable. Make a healthy but still drinkable smoothie.
Dandelion Flower Pancakes -No milk or eggs, but lots of health and good taste. This dandelion flower pancake recipe really is my version of pancakes. I developed it when I was unable to eat eggs or milk at all due to food sensitivities. Interestingly whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of these two ingredients.
Dandelion Flower Syrup -You can taste the unique sweetness from the yellow petals. Dandelion flower syrup is a great treat from your weeds and it is so easy to make.
Dandelion Flower Cordial – The word cordial sounds tasty, and it’s very appropriate in this case!This dandelion flower cordial a tasty refreshing beverage on a summer day. It is very easy to make too.
Here are some more healthy Tea Recipes:
Fresh Mint Tea – This recipe is a traditional tea in many desert countries like Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt. They drink this because it is so cooling. Mint is not only cooling, but also energizing, refreshing, and good for digestion.
Basil Tea is helpful for when you have nausea and flatulence. The magic ingredient is basil. Basil has been considered to be ‘The Oldest Herb’. It has been used for health reasons and for its distinct flavour which is delicious. It is one of my favorite herbs to use in my kitchen.
Sage Tea – This sage tea is simple to make, all you need is fresh or dried sage leaves, water, and honey or stevia if you want to sweeten the strong flavour
Find out more about Green Tea -Why is Green Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water itself? Why is green tea is the most popular health drink on the planet? How has green tea influenced the lifestyles, politics, and temperament of world superpowers, including the United States, China, Japan and Britain?