Burdock Coffee: One of my favorite nutritionally dense beverages is what I call burdock coffee. Its actually a range of root herbs that are not only deeply nutritious, but also have a bitter and sweet flavor that helps to improve digestion and act as a metabolic tonic to improve energy, stamina, clear the skin and strengthen the nervous system. There are a number of variations on this recipe but heres one I use:
2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) of burdock root
1 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) of dandelion root
1 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) of chicory root
1 teaspoon (2 grams) of licorice
Mix these ingredients together and then place in a pot. Add quart of water and bring to a boil. Then simmer the herbs for forty minutes and strain out the herbs. The burdock absorbs a lot of water and some of it evaporates so you are left with about a pint of coffee after that.
Cost: Burdock 50 cents per preparation.
Dandelion 40 cents per preparation.
Chicory 30 cents per preparation.
Licorice 5 cents per preparation.
Total: 1.25 per pint (day’s worth.)