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Dandelion Burdock Spring Tonic Recipes

Stinging Nettle

These dandelion burdock spring tonic recipes just might be the very thing you need now! What better time to cleanse and strengthen the organs than Spring! A tonic combining both dandelion and burdock together, or in combination with other herbs, such as, stinging nettle and red clover. Not only do they provide the body with nutrients, they also cleanse the blood, detoxify the system and tone the organs.

Burdock: blood and liver cleanser, mild immune stimulant.
Uses: cleanse the blood stream and body of toxins, helps with skin eruptions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, has a restorative effect on the liver, treats chronic and non-chronic diseases, such as gout, cancers, diabetes, and AIDS.

Dandelion: diuretic (leaf), liver cleanser(root), blood cleanser.
Uses: fights inflammation, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, effective for PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), stimulates appetite, calms upset stomach, improves liver and gallbladder functions and lowers blood sugar levels.

Red Clover: strong blood purifier, supports nervous system, rich in nutrients.
Uses: shrinks tumours, improve cardiovascular health, fights cancer, osteoporosis, ulceration, spasmodic coughs, skin eruptions and menopause.

Stinging Nettles: alkalising diuretic, astringent, high mineral content, mucosal astringent (decreases secretions).
Uses: treats muscle and joint pains, eczema, arthritis, gout, urinary tract problems, anaemia, hay fever, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), chronic diseases, such as cancers, diabetes, and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).

Dandelion Burdock Spring Tonic Recipes

Stinging nettle
Stinging Nettle
red clover
Red Clover

Dandelion Burdock Tea

1 teaspoon Dandelion root
1 teaspoon Burdock root
1 cup Boiling water

How to: Add 1 cup of boiling water to herbs in a cup, and steep for 20-25 minutes.
Recommended dosage: Drink 3 to 4 cups daily, alone or in elixirs.

Liver Tincture

1 part Burdock root
1 part Dandelion root

How to: To create the tincture use 40% alcohol, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar or glycerine.

Put herbs in a clean dry glass jar. Pour enough alcohol over the herbs to completely cover them by 2 to 3 inches, put tight-fitting lid on.

Let the herbs soak in the jar for 3 to 6 weeks in a dark area such as, in a cupboard or dark place on a counter. Strain the herbs from the liquid and pour into clean jar.

Recommended dosage: Take 1/2-1 tsp 3 to 4 times a day.

Burdock Tonic Tea Recipe

1 teaspoon Burdock root
1 teaspoon Dandelion root
2 buds Red Clover flowers

How to: Combine all the above ingredients in a large mug. Add boiling water and cover. Steep for 30 minutes. Strain, and drink.

Recommended dosage: Drink 3 cups daily for 1 to 2 months.

Spring Tonic

1 tablespoon Dandelion root*
1 tablespoon Burdock root*
1 tablespoon Dandelion Leaf
1 tablespoon Nettles
1 tablespoon Red Clover
2 quarts Water

How to: Place dandelion root and burdock root in a saucepan with water, cover and bring to a boil. Lower the flame and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Pour the hot decoction* in a quart jar or teapot with the nettles, dandelion leaf, and red clover. Let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

Recommended dose: Drink 2 to 3 cups daily for 1 to 2 months.

Dandelion Burdock Nettle Tonic

1/4 cup Dandelion root (dried)
1/4 cup Burdock root (dried)
1/2 cup Nettle leaf (dried)
2 quarts Water

How to: Add dandelion root and burdock root to 2 quarts of water. Bring them to a boil then turn off the fire. Add nettle leaf. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, strain and store in a mason jar.

Recommended dose: Drink 1 to 2 cups daily for 1 to 2 months.

You will notice an improvement in your health from consuming these herbal remedies. Improve the diet and the benefits will be even greater.

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