Dandelion root has long been used in traditional medicine as a natural detoxifying agent. It is believed to support liver function and promote the elimination of toxins from the body.
How to use it
It can be used to make tea or incorporated into herbal blends to support overall detoxification. I also enjoy adding it to cooking, especially rice/pilaf.
Recipe 1 — Dandelion Syrup
Dandelion syrup or dandelion honey is a delightful, floral-infused sweet syrup that can be used as a topping for pancakes, waffles, toast, or as a natural sweetener in various recipes.
You will need
- 2 cups of dandelion petals (petals only, not the green parts)
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 2 cups of coconut sugar (Coconut sugar will give your syrup a hint of caramel and coconut taste. You can use granulated sugar, feel free to make sure it’s vegan, since most traditional household sugars aren’t.)
- 1 lemon (optional, but recommended for flavour)