This Perennial Herb is not only does it Help Rid your Body of Excess Water, but it Actually also Helps Replace the Potassium
Bloating can be uncomfortable and make us just feel fat and lazy. When you can’t fit into your jeans due to excess gas, you just feel horrible.
The good news is there’s a simple solution that you can try right at home using a weed that grows all around your house…Dandelions.
Now, we’re not suggesting you go pick all your own dandelions (although you can), but you can easily pick up some dried dandelion in your local health food store or herb shop.
Did you know: your bloating could very well be due to a lack of potassium?
This brings us back to dandelion. What’s amazing about this perennial herb is not only does it help rid your body of excess water, but it actually also helps replace the potassium in your body that was lost in your urine. Studies have shown that dandelion is completely devoid of causing harmful potassium loss side-effects due to the fact that dandelion contains three times more potassium than other botanical diuretics. This makes it a perfect addition to your de-bloat routine that is safe to use up to two times per day (Note: Dandelion tea is not safe for those with kidney issues or who are on dialysis. Speak with your doctor first.).
Want to get started? Try my spicy dandelion tea. You can drink a cup hot and then refrigerate the rest for later as a refreshing and cooling summer sipper!
Spicy Dandelion Tea
- 3 cups water
- 3 roasted dandelion root tea bags or 3 tbsp. roasted dandelion root
- Pinch of cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp black peppercorns
- Honey (optional)
- Prepare all ingredients except for the honey in a small pot and simmer on low (do not boil) for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Using a fine strainer, strain the tea directly into your cup and then the rest into a container for storing.
- Add ½ tsp. honey for sweetness. Enjoy!