Natural Laxative Herbal Tea—Dandelion Tea

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Most warm herbal teas have a comforting effect. Dandelions are a diuretic, and can help to reduce water retention and bloated feelings. Many people find that this is also a useful treatment for rheumatism. This Dandelion Tea tea also acts as a mild laxative, so please do not drink it in large quantities. (for more herbal remedies; herbal preparations for hair, face, skin, etc; herbal recipes; mocktails; cost-cutting strategies for 2009 and so much more, please check out the ‘Category‘ section of betweenclosefriends.com blog)

Ingredients for Dandelion Tea:

5-6 fresh dandelion leaves

boiling water

1 tsp honey (optional)

  1. Remove any stems from the dandelion leaves.
  2. Tear the leaves into strips and place them in the bottom of a mug. Pour enough boiling water over them to fill the mug. Leave alone to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Strain and discard most of the dandelion leaves. Enjoy your Dandelion Tea with a small teaspoonful of honey, if your prefer a sweeter brew.

(You may also add a few peppermint leaves with the dandelion leaves as a natural sweetener and for a refreshing light taste instead of using honey.)

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