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Dandelion is widely considered an invasive, unattractive weed, but must be
regarded as a Godsend to the manufacturers of lawn herbicides. While the
dandelion's efficacy in destroying a perfect green, carpeted lawn is
undisputed, its efficacy for health matters is - or should be - of greater
Dandelion has widely been used in foods, wines,
beverages, and health preparations of all kinds worldwide. Its medicinal
actions seem to target the digestive and eliminative systems of the body.
Animal studies demonstrate extremely positive diuretic and bile-producing
effects whereby dandelion extracts outperform chemical drugs without the
Unfortunately, human trials are non-existent in these
areas. Research in humans that has focused on health conditions such as
cancer and diabetes has yielded positive results. However, these positive
findings are attributed to herbal blends and, consequently, dandelion's
specific effect on these results can only be surmised.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
Do not use Dandelion if you have an obstruction of the bowels or the bile duct. Check with your doctor before using Dandelion if you have any type of gallbladder problem.
Chances of any sort of allergic reaction are remote, but Dandelion has been known to cause heartburn.
ZooScape is proud to be the exclusive distributor of TerraVita teas, herbs and supplements in the United States, Canada and around the world. Please direct all wholesale and bulk inquiries to 1-844-449-0444.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor. Information provided at ZooScape.com relies partly on Traditional Uses. The essence of the current American rule on Traditional Uses is, as stated by FTC, "Claims based on historical or traditional use should be substantiated by confirming scientific evidence, or should be presented in such a way that consumers understand that the sole basis for the claim is a history of use of the product for a particular purpose."