How to Make Dandelion Cardamom Tea
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Steep 3-4 dandelion leaves and cardamom, covered, in boiled water for 2-3 minutes. Optionally add mint leaves for flavor. Garnish with dandelion flowers.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Targeted as a nuisance in the yard, dandelions
actually bloom at the perfect time of year to purify and cleanse your body. Plus, preparing this simple tea is as easy as plucking a few weeds from the garden and boiling a cup of water.
, your body greatly benefits from anything bitter or sour, including dandelions. Tea from this sunny weed will act as cholagogue, releasing bile, and cleansing the liver
. Since bile is fatty and the primary pathway for cholesterol metabolism, releasing bile also reduces triglycerride levels in the blood.
Dandelion clears heat but sometimes leave the stomach feeling cold and heavy. Cardamom adds warmth, lightness, and a pleasant appetizing aroma that refreshes the palatte, thus providing a perfect accompaniment to dandelion. The aromatic qualities of cardamom clear mucus in the respiratory tract and improve circulation to the lungs. These same mucus destroying qualities clear stagnation from the stomach.
Dandelions are free and abundant but be sure to pick from a patch thats free of pesticides and herbicides to avoid ingesting toxic chemicals. The flower, leaves, and roots are edible. Plus, wild foods
pack a stronger punch and offer more vitality than grocery store foods.
WHAT IS DANDELION CARDAMOM TEA?
Fresh from your yard, dandelion tea is like drinking sunshine in a cup. Use the leaves and the flowers in this delicious, simple recipe.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what
should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
Is Dandelion Cardamom Tea Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
Find out by taking this free, easy quiz
You'll learn your body type, and whether Dandelion Cardamom Tea is a good fit for you. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
What is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Dandelion Cardamom Tea:
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
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Cleanse and Detox:
An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
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Energy Vitality Strength:
Kidney & Urinary:
Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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Lung and Sinus:
Herbs that help you cough up and eliminate mucus. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus.
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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I drink plenty of water, I excercise several times a week, I eat very healthy and still my digestion is very poor, suffering from constipation, bloating and gaining weight ..
Can you purchase it already blended at health food store?
We' be been making dandelion pesto as a pizza base and it is wonderful . I'm looking forward to trying this tea recipe. Thank you John for teaching us to eat the weeds!!!
- maria, Charlotte, NC 04-18-15
Thanks Maria! And Diane, you can purchase dandelion greens at the health food store which will work. You can also pick them in a place where there are not pesticides and there is healthy soil.
- Natalie Immel, Asheville, NC 04-20-15