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Body Cleansing Herbs: Purifying Herbal Tea

By Laurel Vukovic
March/April 2002
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Makes 3 cups

• 1 teaspoon dandelion root
• 1 teaspoon burdock root
• 1 teaspoon gingerroot
• 1 teaspoon fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare), for flavor
• 1 teaspoon nettle
• 1 teaspoon red clover

1. Combine the dandelion, burdock, ginger, and fennel in a pot with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat immediately, cover, and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, add the nettle and red clover, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.

2. Strain, and drink 3 cups throughout the day.

Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs and natural healing from her home in Southern Oregon. She is the author of 14-Day Herbal Cleansing: A Step-by-Step Guide to All Natural Inner Cleansing Techniques for Increased Energy, Vitality and Beauty (Prentice Hall, 1998).

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