Macerate of DANDELION in HONEY
Dandelion macerate with honey (dandelion honey) should not be missing from anyone in the spring cure. It helps cleanse / detoxify the body, especially removing toxins from the liver and blood, lowering blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, rich in vitamins and minerals, diuretic, improves digestion and prevents bloating.
- - sieve or gauze
- - wooden spoon
- - glass / jar containers
- Dandelion flowers are harvested on sunny days, around noon, when they are fully open. Attention: we only pick the flower without a stem.
They are washed by rinsing in 1-2 waters, and then shaken well from the excess water and placed on a dry paper (~ an hour). It is very important to eliminate excess water to avoid fermentation!
Brought into the house, you will notice how the dandelion flowers close!
- Honey and dandelion flowers are placed in layers in a jar. We put a little honey, then we put some dandelion flowers, and honey and so on. Of course, we could simply mix dandelion flowers with honey with a wooden spoon, making a porridge there ... It's not wrong, it's maybe even better, but I also wanted it to look good in the jar.
- Close the jar with a lid and leave it to soak for 15-30 days in a cool, airy and dark place.
Optionally you can also add the juice from a lemon. This will speed up the maceration process a bit and give it a sour taste.
It is recommended to check the jar daily. When the honey begins to change its composition and becomes too liquid, our maceration is almost ready (but to have at least 14 days).
If you notice that the maceration would show small signs of fermentation (it can happen especially when you add lemon), then it means that the place where you keep it is too hot and it is recommended to move it to a cooler place, possibly a refrigerator ( if kept in the refrigerator, the mixture will need to soak longer for about 30 days).
- When the maceration is ready, strain it through a sieve or gauze and place in a clean glass container.
It must be stored cold, refrigerated, hermetically sealed .
It is recommended to be consumed in a short time, maximum 3-6 months.
Both could be called "Dandelion Honey", although this term is usually used for sugar dandelion syrup.
Phytotherapists say that this dandelion syrup / macerate should not be missing from anyone's spring cure!
Dandelion flowers are harvested on sunny days, at noon, when they are fully open. You will also notice that when brought home, the flowers begin to close. It is important that the plant is harvested from unpolluted areas.
From dandelion can be used in various remedies (teas, tinctures, syrups): flowers, stems, root. Some even eat the leaves in salads.
Dandelions contain a lot of potassium and it helps regulate blood pressure.
⚠ Maria Treben recommends in her books dandelion syrup as a natural treatment for cleansing the blood, liver and kidneys.
It can also be consumed as a soft drink with plain or mineral water.
- detoxifies the body (removes toxins from the body)
- an extraordinary hepatoprotective: promotes bile and liver secretions, stimulates liver activity, protects the liver;
- cleans the "mud" from the iron (gallbladder);
- purifies the blood (cleanses the blood of toxins)
- lowers blood pressure
- prevents heart disease;
- controls bad cholesterol (LDL), prevents the deposition of fat on blood vessels
- can prevent diabetes
- stimulates the immune system
- antioxidant effect, fights against free radicals, prevents cellular aging
- treats kidney disease
- improves digestion and prevents bloating
- rich in vitamins: A, C, B1, B6, H, K (357 from dzr)
- rich in minerals: magnesium, calcium, potassium, silicon, copper, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and iron
- rich in lutein,
- rich in beta-carotene (has comparable amounts to carrots)
- helps in treating inflamed lymph nodes
- beneficial effects on hormonal regulation
- anti-inflammatory effects
- anti-rheumatic effects
- laxative effects
- anticancer effects
- hypoglycemic effects
- choleretic effects
- energizing, recommended during periods of physical and intellectual overload or convalescence;
- watch out for diabetics, who are forbidden to eat sweets
- pay attention to those allergic to the mentioned ingredients
Therefore, for a correct diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended to consult a specialist.