What is Dandelion tea? Dandelion as a coffee substitute

What is  Dandelion tea? Dandelion as a coffee substitute


Making alternate drinks to tea and coffee has never been easier! 

Whats Dandelion tea? Dandelion as a coffee substitute

You can use your traditional coffee making machines and presses , and your beautiful tea pots to make herbal alternatives that taste great and are good for you at the same time. 

Whats great about Dandelion in traditional herbal medicines 

  • Dandelion root is a natural and healthy alternative to coffee, as it has a similar bitter flavour and aroma, but without the caffeine.
  • Dandelion root has been used for centuries in various forms of traditional medicine, such as Chinese, Native American, and European herbalism.
  • Some of the traditional uses for dandelion root are:
    • As a liver ally and diuretic. It may help support the liver function and detoxification, as well as increase urine output and flush out excess fluids and toxins from the body.
    • As a general tonic. It may provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to the body. It may also help stimulate the appetite and digestion.
    • As an anti-inflammatory. It may help reduce inflammation and pain in various conditions, such as arthritis, gout, and skin problems. It may also have a soothing effect on the nervous system.
    • As a digestive stimulant. It may help improve the secretion of bile and digestive enzymes, which can aid in the breakdown and absorption of fats and nutrients. It may also help relieve constipation, indigestion, and bloating.
    • As a deobstruent. It may help clear and open the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and lymphatic system. This may help prevent or treat gallstones, kidney stones, jaundice, and lymphatic congestion.
    • As a sedative. It may have a calming effect on the mind and body, which can help promote sleep and relaxation.

Let's take Dandelion root.  If you don't like the bitter taste then you can take the fresh root and grate off the skin. ( most of the bitter taste is in the skin of the root) .

If you use the dried root you can powder it in your bullet and use exactly the same way as coffee beans. In the same ratios. So make a Dandelion coffee alternative and keep your liver smiling!

You can add in other flavours to help you achieve traditional Chai and spiciness to assist digestion such as cardamon, cinnamon,, ginger and aniseed! Even adding a bit of cacao or chilli can lift the experience. 

Add honey and mylks to taste and for your own preferences. 

 Lets detox this spring with some detox tea. Many herbs are traditionally use to flush the liver, kidneys and blood for purification and rejuvenation. In this blend we have added herbs Milk thistle,( protects liver in detox processes) dandelion,( cleansing for blood, and whole body)  peppermint,( refreshing, deodorises the digestive tract and cleanses the body)  globe artichoke ( Live and gall bladder cleansing) and celery seed ( cleansing and detoxing plus alkalises the body) 

To make detox and herbal teas taste delicious simply take 1 teaspoon of dry herb to 300ml of boiling water in a tea pot or in a cup and allow to infuse for ten minutes. Add honey, lemon juice or citrus juice to taste. 

I hope you like my ideas today and that you give your liver and body some grace during the spring season to help you achieve optimal wellness. 

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