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Renewing Spring Tonic

Renewing Spring Tonic

Just as we see the first emergence of the bright green leaves and yellow flowers of dandelions in the spring, it is worth remembering an age-old tradition of drinking (organic) dandelion tea as a renewing tonic to wake us up with the land around us after a long winter. Try this regenerative dandelion tea to give yourself (and your kidneys and liver) a fresh start:

Dandelion Root Tea
Dandelion tea is rich in minerals and is known as a cleanser of the kidneys and liver, and a very healing herbal remedy that strengthens the entire system. As one of the gentlest and safest diuretics, so it is also a boon during premenstrual syndrome, and is traditionally a good addition to the diet of diabetics.

Buy dandelion root at the health food store.

Ingredients
4 cups pure water
6 tablespoons dried dandelion root (1 year old minimum)
6 tablespoons dried dandelion leaf (double amount if fresh) (optional)

Simmer the dandelion root in the water, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then strain the liquid over the dandelion leaf. Cover tightly and steep for another 20 minutes; strain the tea again.

Fresh Dandelion Leaves
You can also eat dandelion leaves, presuming they are organic. Eat them raw in a salad, or steamed. The leaves are very alkaline and purify and build the blood, cleanse and regenerate cells.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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3:54AM PDT on May 14, 2013

This is very good to know, thanks

7:28AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thanks

1:02AM PDT on Nov 4, 2012

Thanks for a great article,

3:42PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:59AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thank you

8:49PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

Thank you for the information.

3:22AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

Any ideas how to make it palatable?

10:26PM PDT on Apr 5, 2011

Nature is offering all things we need - we have only to see it :)

4:04AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

worth to try

10:22AM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Thanks.

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