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08-15-2011, 10:01 PM
Has anyone tried dandelion root tea? Which brand? I heard that dandelions have high calcium and lots of minerals.
08-15-2011, 10:13 PM
ide dig the dandelion roots up myself out of a yard / field , but make SURE that place hasnt had pesticides / fertilizer applied . but if want to buy i highly reccommend mountain rose herbs :
08-16-2011, 12:01 AM
just remember that it isn't raw -especially if you buy a branded tea from a shop. dig your own if you must.
You can buy 1kg bags of both the roasted and the unroasted kind from Cotsherb.co.uk
I use both, but mostly the unroasted.
Most dandelion in health shops tends to be the leaf rather than the root, and they have very different properties. The leaf tends to be highly alkalizing and diuretic, whereas the root tends to be more specific for deliberately 'irritating' the liver to purge itself.
Personally, I really like dandelion root with milkthistle, turmeric and lecithin (good for gallbladder and liver).
I have dandelion leaf tea when I wish to cleanse the kidneys.
Also note that if you do find dandelion root 'coffee' in a health store, do make sure it's only pure root and not some manufactured 'instant' rubbish with all sorts of other stuff added (I only mention this because I've had shop assistants try to foist this rubbish on me a number of times).
03-27-2012, 06:20 AM
i know this is an old Thread, but i just want to share my exeprience with dandelion tea.
I first heard of it on TV, so i searched the net for it and found Dandelion Root tea (http://www.dandelionroottea.net/) its a good ressource. I just tried the tea by myself.
First i didnt like the smell of it. Now i like it really much.
I make a dandi-tonic that I drink daily: I juice 1/2 bunch dandelion greens, 1/2 bunch green curly parsley, 1 red beet with leaves & 2 cups alfalfa sprouts. It doesn't taste too good - but bottoms up! ")
04-01-2012, 10:31 AM
i've been digging the dandelions out of my back yard (organic for at least 7 years!) and eating the greens. Wondered about the roots as they are indestructible, in terms of composting etc. They seem to survive anything.
I'm scared to try them though - lol! What does dandelion root taste like - is it bitter? I should probably try some, but I'm scared and they're ugly, lol!
If they have a big liver affect - I'm assuming only a small amount is recommended at once? Although I have made raw burgers with burdock root and other assorted roots and sage from a recipe I found online - which were very tasty. Wonder if I could slip a peeled dandelion root in there?
Also - does size age affect the taste? Maybe I should transfer this to the recipe section?
Yes, they are somewhat bitter - don't worry about dosage, though, I use plenty of powdered root with no negative effects. They stimulate the secretion of bile. Turmeric is another good one for this, and of course artichoke, milk thistle etc.
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