Delicious detox for the spring . . . and a great (temporary) replacement for coffee! Buy the yum here, if you’re curious!
I know it’s not the best of resources, but a quickie on dandelion tea from the Wiki:
“Dandelion coffee is said to be a good tonic for the liver. A bitter tonic made from the dandelion root is also used as a laxative. Dandelion tea is also currently being researched for cancer treatment.”
And on chicory . . .
“Chicory (especially the flower), used as a folk medicine in Germany, is recorded in many books as an ancient German treatment for everyday ailments. It is variously used as a tonic and as a treatment for gallstones, gastro-enteritis, sinus problems and cuts and bruises. (Howard M. 1987). Chicory contains inulin, which may help humans with weight loss, constipation, improving bowel function, and general health. In rats, it may increase calcium absorption and bone mineral density.”