I always put this liver cleanse in the spring when fresh dandlelion blossoms are out and the young plants are tender. Some North American Indian tribes before battle chewed on its root because it made them fight better in battle. Its secret is the root was most potent and released too much toxins at once from the liver. It's why I back off from it root except a smaller amounts if necessary. I like many other liver herbs better such as Astragulas, Yellow dock or Milk Thistle etc., herbs better. Many have a duel purpose such as Astragulas that is more gentle and great for elders who need to get rid of excess salts in the brain area (drugs).
I collect old formula's and don't want them lost but preserved. Hard times are at our doors and we need to utilized every free medical herb available. Tuck this one away...
The Secred Dandelion Liver Cleanse4 quarts Dandelion blossoms (no green, and no stems)
1 yeast cake or pkg. (or, the Indian's used one burnt toast on top of formuas with any fruit also for wines) They had no yeast
Put the blossoms in a crock and pour 4 quarts of boiling water over them. Let stand for 3 days. Pare outer peeling of oranges and lemon. Use only the colored part of the peal (no white)
Three days after the liquid has been on the dandelion blossom drain into a large kettle and add the peelings and juice of oranges and lemon.
Boil 15 minutes.
Strain into crock and add 4 pounds of sugar. Stir.
When liquid is lukewarm add yeast.
Keep in a warm room and let work for 3 weeks.
Bottle or seal in quart jars.
Should be clear and ready for use in about 4 months.
When pouring the wine be careful not to disturb the sediments.
Take by tablespoons to clean the liver in the spring and store for winter. This is not a dandelion wine formula... and you can leave out the yeast and sub.
Dandelion for cancer