This plant receives the scientific name Taraxacum officinale . Popularly, it is also called bitter chicory, meacamas or baker’s flower. Although in gardening it is considered a bad herb, in gastronomy its fresh leaves and flowers are consumed in salads. On the other hand, in natural medicine, this plant is used to take advantage of its great benefits.
It is a species that grows in any climate and in most of the soils. For this reason, it is very economical and easy to get.
In this opportunity, we will know the properties of dandelion tea, an extremely powerful infusion. This recipe is an excellent choice to improve multiple health conditions.
How to make a dandelion tea?
Before you know your properties, you need to know the correct way to make a good dandelion tea. One of the best known properties of this plant is to fight the swelling. Therefore , if you want to eliminate abdominal distention, desinflamar the body and end the retention of liquids, carry out the following recipe.
- -750 ml of pure water
- -3 tablespoons of dried dandelion
- -Cinnamon to taste
- -1 teaspoon honey
- -1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- -1/2 teaspoon black pepper
-In a small saucepan, place all the ingredients, except the honey.
-Bring to a gentle heat and stir constantly. The properties of dandelion tea are preserved if the preparation does not boil. Heat as much as you can and remove from heat before boiling. This will take about 10 minutes, approximately.
-Cover the preparation and let stand for 10 minutes.
-Finally, filter the liquid and store it. Drink two cups a day for benefits.
-Serve in a cup and sweeten with honey, to taste.
If you own some dandelion plants in your garden you can dry them yourself. Remove the leaves and flowers. Leave to dry in the sun for 2 days. Store in a cool place. To make this infusion you will need about 7 sheets.
Properties of dandelion tea:
In addition to the properties mentioned above, this infusion has the following benefits:
-It is a source of vitamin A, C and K.
-Promotes proper liver function and prevents bleeding.
-It is an excellent natural diuretic. For this reason, it is not advisable to use it in people with kidney problems. In this case, it is important to consult with a specialist before drinking .
-One of the best properties of dandelion is its contribution of potassium . When we urinate excessively we lose much of our potassium reserve. Dandelion has three times more potassium than any other natural diuretic.
-It helps to treat acne and rosacea.
-It improves the digestion of food as it favors the secretion of juices and gastric liquids.
-It helps visual health.