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Cleansing with Dandelion and Burdock

Updated on July 20, 2009

It's good for whatever ails you.

If I had only one combination to take for general health, what would I take? Dandelion and Burdock.

Why? Because you get sick because you are not getting rid of toxins.

You chew, drink, breath, bathe, and in todays' world those simple actions accumulate toxins in your system.

Burdock: Is your deep cleaner. It is an antibiotic, antifungal, diaphoretic (makes you sweat), diuretic (makes you pee), a mild laxative, and an antipyretic (helps when you have a fever).

It's great for pulling the deep toxins from your liver, joints (like gout) and helps lower your blood sugar.

If you're going to use it for your joints, it's best to make a poultice out of it. Do that by low simmering burdock in a non-aluminum  pot for about 2 minutes or so. Take it off the stove, and let it cool down a bit, then soak some sort of fabric in it, then wrap it around the affected area. you might want to wrap some plastic wrap around the poultice to keep the heat in and to keep the liquid from getting everything all wet and messy.

Dandelion: Is a hepatic, aperient (gently moves the bowels), diuretic (makes you pee), tonic, and stomachic. It's fantastic for helping get rid of the crud. It is useful with all kinds of kidney, liver, gallbladder and inflammation of the bowels trouble.

It promotes the secretion of bile, and stimulates liver, pancreas, spleen and gallbladder. The fresh root is good for helping with gallstones, jaundice, alcoholism, hepatitis, scurvy, and especially enlargement of the liver and spleen.

Dandelion is a tonic for female reproductive congestion (along with red rasberry leaf).

In the simplest of terms, dandelion and burdock together dig deep into your system and strengthens your body, making it inhospitable for toxins, and then this combination moves all your elimination systems along. Thereby kicking all those toxins out.

So go to the health food store, grab some loose dandelion and burdock (and mint for flavor), mix it half and half (add mint and honey to taste), and stop feeling so sluggish.

It's good for most of what ails ya.


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      Riah Herblover 5 years ago from Colorado

      The general recommended cleansing amount is about 4 or 5 cups of tea a day.

      Tinctures and extracts of about 15 drops each work faster and better.

      As always, when cleansing, some sort of fast of 48 to 72 hours is recommended, unless you have a condition that would prohibit a fast.

      A little additional information:

      Both Burdock and Dandelion is related to ragweed. So if you have an allergy to ragweed, you may have a related reaction.

      Also, there is a chance of Burdock increasing the chance of bleeding during and after surgery. So if you're going to have a procedure, stop taking it about 2 weeks out.

      As a general rule, both of these seem to be low in warnings.

      Also as a bonus, in addition to being a fantastic cleanser, they help rid the body of parasites as well.

      Hope that helped.

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      cjl081643 5 years ago

      How much of the Dandelion and Burdock Root is safe to take to drink as tea?