This medicinal herbal tea helps cleanse the body of toxins, restore and stimulate the liver and gall bladder, and, in general, help to rebalance and revitalize the whole body. Because of its strong diuretic and detoxifying actions, it should be taken no more than 2-3 times a day and for short intervals of time. For some people, prolonged use of burdock may cause urinary tract irritation. Check other precautions in the article, Burdock — Know Your Roots.
- Bring 2 cups of pure water to a boil.
- If using fresh burdock, take a firm root, wash and scrape clean. Use about 1 tablespoon chopped or sliced for 2 cups of water. For dried, use 1-2 teaspoons.
- Place the herb in a pan or bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes.
Strain and drink no more than 2-3 cups a day for short periods of time. This is a strong tea with a soothing, pleasant flavor. If you like, you can add a bit of raw honey or lemon juice.