Dandelion & Burdock root dried blend
Product: Dandelion Root & Burdock dried root
A healthy combination that aids digestion.
Who has not heard of Dandelion and Burdock?
Remember the fizzy pop of years ago?
It is also used for pain and inflammation in the skin, muscles and joints. Burdock contains dietary fibre and shows antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Both plants are Diuretic and help urine flow.
Dandelion root acts as mild laxative and helps to soften stools. By improving bile production in the body, this herbal ‘tea’ infusion also promotes healthy metabolism of fats. This also stimulates your natural appetite and improves digestive health.
Dandelion root has a natural diuretic effect, allowing your liver to more quickly eliminate toxins. It also helps strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, relieve heartburn and soothe digestive issues.
Burdock root is famed for its anti-oxidant properties amongst herbalists. It is also a diuretic which helps the kidneys filter impurities from the blood. It also helps the liver perform the same function. Burdock is also a good source of polyacetylenes which has been shown to have strong anti-bacterial properties.
You can also make beer and a tonic from this combination.
For best results it is recommended that you boil the roots for 20 minutes prior to use, though this is not essential for everyday use.
Some people boil up 1 kilo of roots at a time and keep in the fridge to use as and when required.
Place the roots in a saucepan, just cover with water and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 20 minutes, just off the boil, topping up with water if required to cover the roots.
Pour the liquid into a container, allow to cool, then place in the fridge until required.
Drink the liquid cold or bring to the boil.
The quick brew method:
To make a herbal infusion:
Use 1 heaped teaspoon of the blend per cup required.
Place in pot.
Add boiling water.
Allow to infuse for 6- 9 minutes.
Strain into a cup and enjoy.
May be taken up to 4 times per day as part of a cleansing/detox regime.
Best taken without milk or sugar.
If a sweetener is preferred, we recommend our natural Palm Sugar granules. Alternatively, you could try our natural Stevia powder.
Burdock Root is a natural diuretic and should not be taken if you are dehydrated.
Do not take if taking other diuretics or water pills, as it can increase dehydration.
Those with allergies to chrysanthemums or daisies may be at an increased risk of having an allergic reaction to Burdock Root and should avoid it.
Pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant shouldn’t take Burdock Root or supplements.