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Step 1: Preheat Oven to 250 degrees and make sure you have the following ingredients:
Step 2: Cleaning your burdock root
- Burdock Root
- Organic Vinegar (Try Whole Foods Brand 365)
- Baking Soda
- Filtered Water
- Glass Pan
Step 3: Shred the burdock root
- Fill a large bowl with a teaspoon of baking soda, 3 Teaspoons of organic vinegar and fill the rest of bowl with filtered water.
- Soak the root for 20 minutes in the bowl.
- Scrub the root with a clean sponge or vegetable scrub brush
- Leave the skin as it contains nutrients
Using your favorite food processor, shred the burdock root in small chunks (think about the size you would want for tea). See the image above
Step 4: Dry/Cook the Burdock Root
Spread the shredded moist burdock root on the glass pan evenly. Put the pan in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and loosen the shredded root from the glass pan. Put the pan back into the oven and check every 20 minutes and repeat. The purpose is to just dry the burdock root so you can use it to make tea later.
Step 5: Making Tea – Time to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor
To makea cup of tea from loose herbs, place about 1 teaspoon of dried burdock root in a tea strainer. Pour approximately 7 ounces of hot or boiling spring or filtered water over the herbs, and let it steep for at least 1 minute and a maximum of 20 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea. Remove the strainer and enjoy. It is a very earthy taste. For variations to this recipe, you can add a drop of essential oil of your choice. I sometimes enjoy a drop of lemon or orange essential oil.
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A great resource to learn more —> Benefits of Burdock: https://draxe.com/nutrition/burdock-root/