Burdock Root - Sweet Tea Used World-Wide - True Treats Historic Candy - True Treats Historic Candy

Burdock Root – Sweet Tea Used World-Wide

$13.47

While belonging to the daisy and sunflower family, the burdock plant is equipped with burrs so strong they supposedly were the inspiration for Velcro. It grows in temperate zones throughout the world from the British Isles to parts of Asia. All parts of the plants are used in food and beverages, including a British favorite, dandelion and burdock. As for health benefits, the entire antioxidant-rich plant has been considered beneficial, especially the root, used to ease colds and flu, kidney problems, diabetes and high cholesterol. It’s even said to inspire sexual desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While belonging to the daisy and sunflower family, the burdock plant is equipped with burrs so strong they supposedly were the inspiration for Velcro. It grows in temperate zones throughout the world from the British Isles to parts of Asia. All parts of the plants are used in food and beverages, including a British favorite, dandelion and burdock. As for health benefits, the entire antioxidant-rich plant has been considered beneficial, especially the root, used to ease colds and flu, kidney problems, diabetes and high cholesterol. It’s even said to inspire sexual desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bit of History

The hot-blooded hibiscus tree is of the mallow family – a relative of the marshmallow plant. Hibiscus originated in lands close to the Equator where explorers discovered and brought it to Europe and other parts of the world. More than a beautiful flower, the hibiscus is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants and enjoyed for its medicinal qualities as well as its flavor. To make hibiscus tea, just add a few teaspoons to taste to a teapot, fill with boiling water, and let sit for four or five minutes. You can also use hibiscus in a variety of cold drinks and cocktails. It pairs well with spearmint and lemon, among other flavors. Have extra flowers? Why not use them in recipes and decorations?

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