Besides a strong cup of stinging nettles, this triple root infusion has become my favorite tea so far this Spring. My Triple Root infusion is simple, inexpensive, and effective for skin health, liver health, and blood health. This infusion calls for dried burdock, dandelion, and yellowdock. Together, they work as a symbiotic team that rids the body of heavy metals, toxins, and other waste that does not promote good health.
Burdock and dandelion are both loaded with inulin, which is a fiber that feeds probiotics in the gut, as well as bind to heavy metals and other contaminants so that they can be easily flushed through the colon. Anyone with a skin rash can almost always find relief with dandelion and burdock since they clean the blood by allowing the liver to properly function better. This means all of those toxins do not need to be dumped onto the skin. Yellowdock is a fantastic blood builder and, with its copious amount of iron, can greatly help those who are anemic.
All three of these roots act as potent blood cleansers and, together, work in a beautiful harmony to clean the blood, liver, gallbladder, and kidneys. This tea is loaded with potassium, which flushes out excess sodium and helps to lower blood pressure, while strengthening the heart. Because these roots grow deep into the Earth, one can restore minerals to the blood and bones. Adequate mineral intake is associated with stronger bones, healthier skin and hair, a more alkaline body state, and less nervousness and anxiety. Minerals also help us synthesize, as well as assimilate nutrients and other health-promoting compounds in our foods.
Triple Root Infusion
1 tablespoons dried burdock root
1 tablespoons dried dandelion root
1 tablespoons dired yellowdock
4 cups of boiling water
Combine the roots into a quart-sized (4 cup) mason jar and fill with boiling water. Cover and allow the roots to steep overnight. This creates a potent brew that will go to work immediately once taken.
I recommend drinking 4 cups daily for, at least, two weeks. It's best to drink it throughout Spring until we start approaching Beltane (May 1st). This will give the body several weeks to clean up from the heavier Winter foods. You may double or triple, if you dare, the herb measurements to increase their cleansing properties. Drink 1/2 cup 20 minutes prior to eating as a digestive aid.