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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.
Milk thistle is one of the most powerful natural liver protector's known
to man. It is one of the best examples of preventative medicine that we
have today as it not only protects each cell of the liver from incoming
toxins, but simultaneously encourages the liver to cleanse itself of
damaging substances, such as alcohol, drugs, medications, mercury and
heavy metals, pesticides, anesthesia, and even the most poisonous of
mushrooms, the amanita or "death-cap" mushroom.
scientific support for this 2000-year-old liver remedy is substantial, and
evidence within animal, in vitro, and human clinical trials is strong.
Considered a noxious or invasive roadside perennial weed in many
horticultural circles, milk thistle is wonderful and appropriate for
anyone who is under stress, uses alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription
medications, or lives in today's modern times of pesticides, environmental
toxins, and pollution - virtually everyone!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea bags. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
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