Dandelion Tea

    Dandelion: This tiny garden weed is nature’s best diuretic. All parts of the dandelion plant exhibit strong kidney-cleansing properties and aid in clearing water retention and promotes urination.


    • 2 ounces dried dandelion root
    • 1 ounce dried dandelion leaf
    • 1 pint hot water

    Add herbs and water to a teapot. Let steep 10 to 20 minutes.

    Dosage: 10 ounces, hot or cold, 6 days per week.

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    Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.