Favorite Root Decoction
- 2 Tablespoons organic Burdock root
- 2 Tablespoons organic roasted Dandelion root
- 2 Tablespoons organic Turmeric root
- 2 Tablespoons organic Marshmallow root
Combine herbs in a medium-sized saucepan and add 4-5 cups of water. Bring water to a simmer on medium-high heat and allow to simmer (steaming lightly) for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. I then remove the decoction from heat and allow to cool with the herbs still in the water, but you could strain at this point if you want a lighter decoction. You can also heat the herbs and water and then turn off the heat and allow the decotion to steep over night. After straining, you should end up with about 1 quart of a very strong tea after allowing to cool and strain. At this point, it can be consumed at room temperature, added to a smoothie, or you could heat it up a little if you prefer a warmer beverage. I like to put it in a Mason jar with lid and sip throughout the day or pour into one of our Tea to Go glass tea infusers.
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This post was originally a part of our series called "The Sunday Steep."