Liver & Lymphatic Tea Recipe:
- 1 part dandelion root (roasted for better flavor)
- 1 part burdock root
- 1 part milk thistle seed
- ½ part ginger root
- ¼-½ part licorice root
We’ve used the term “parts” in this recipe so you can customize based on how much tea you want to have. You can pre-mix a big batch of the dried herbs and use it in smaller amounts or you can just make one smaller batch for drinking right away. This is a general guideline for ratios. You can use teaspoons, tablespoons, cups or whatever measurement is right for you!
There are undoubtedly many ways to prepare an herbal tea, but here are two of my favorites:
The decoction method:
Decocting is a great way to get the most medicinal value out of a root or seed. Here’s a simple way to decoct this tea:
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add herbs.
- Lower to a simmer for 30 mins.
- Turn off heat and allow to steep for another 30 mins.
The simple brew method:
If you don’t have the time, energy or inlinication to decoct the tea, you can also simply pour boiling water over the dried herbs and allow the tea to steep for at least 15-20 minutes. This time allows for proper release of the medicinal substances in the herbs.
Where can I find these herbs?
Natural Grocer’s has many (if not all) of these herbs in dried form. Some other natural grocery stores or food co-ops may also have them. You can also find them online, but make sure to get the organic version to avoid putting more toxins into your body.
for more details on herbs that help with liver function, check out our full article on Herbs For Liver & Lymphatic Support.