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Dandelion Herbal Recipes – Tea, Tonic and Tincture

DANDELION TONIC

– 1 to 3 tsp dandelion root per cup of water (depending on how strong you want it).
– Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and let it simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Dosage: Drink 1 to 2 cups daily.

DANDELION SALVE

Ingredients
8 oz dandelion infused oil**
1 oz carnauba wax
10 – 15 drops essential oil of choice (optional) – eg: lavender essential oil
1 glass jar or tin

**TO MAKE INFUSED OIL

  1. Place dried herb (flower, leaves or barks) in a steralised glass jar.
  2. Pour olive oil (or other oil of preference) into the jar with herb.
  3. Cap and place in a window or where it can get some sun (but not direct sunlight).
  4. Let it infuse for 2 to 3 weeks.
  5. Once ready strain with handkerchief or cheese cloth into a sterilised jar.

LIVER TINCTURE

Ingredients
1 part Burdock root
1 part Dandelion root
40% alcohol, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar or glycerine

  1. Put herbs in a clean dry glass jar.
  2. Pour enough alcohol over the herbs to completely cover them by 2-3 inches, put tight fitting lid on.
  3. Let the herbs soak for 3-6 weeks in a dark space.
  4. Strain the herbs from the liquid and pour into clean jar.

Dosage: Take 1/2 to 1 tsp 3 times day.

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