You may be wondering why on earth you would want to make yourself a cup of burdock root tea when there are plenty of other varieties of hot beverage that are widely available and more easily accessible. Well, if you are asking yourself that perhaps you should ask yourself a few more.
Does your regular coffee, tea or hot chocolate have a great many health benefits? Sure, they might taste great and give you that caffeinated kick in the morning, but the benefits of burdock root tea are many and varied.
Just a few examples of its potential application include the treatment of arthritis, the common cold, measles, and tonsillitis. Can your cup of coffee do that? No, I didn’t think so. Now that you’re at least a little bit interested, you may want to think about actually giving this burdock root tea a shot. It can’t hurt to try something new, and who knows, it may even become your hot drink of choice. Here’s how to prepare it.
1. Select Fresh Burdock Root
If there’s any chance at all of you actually liking the drink that you’re about to make, having the absolute finest of ingredients is surely the right way to get started. Choosing the freshest burdock root can be tricky for the untrained eye and for someone who is more accustomed to having someone else make their hot drinks for them, but everyone has to learn sometime.
In order to select the freshest burdock root to make your tea with, you need to find a piece of the foot that is really quite firm, as any kind of softness is a telltale sign that you’re not dealing with fresh burdock root.
The color of the burdock root is nowhere near as useful as an indicator to the freshness, as some roots can be very dark in color, whilst others may be a little paler, similar to parchment paper. The firm is what we’re looking for here.