How to Make Dandelion Cardamom Tea
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
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 Dandelion Cardamom Tea Make You Feel Great?
In springtime, your body greatly benefits from anything bitter or sour, including dandelions. Tea from this sunny weed will act as cholegogue, 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?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?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. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your 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 Me?
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EXPECTORANTHerbs 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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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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