A note from Lucette
After struggling with hormonal acne and liver issues for several years, it was a strange day when I realized I had come back and ground into finally feeling back into my body. The essence of me had returned and there it was... I was living again. It was a cool day and I had just returned from seeing my acupuncturist who suggested I introduce Burdock Root into my daily regime to aid in moisturizing my liver.
My mind immediately started creating: tea recipes, elixirs, potions, soups.. the possibilities seemed endless and yet I kept coming back to a creamy hot blend of adaptogens that would soothe my liver and inflammation. Burdock to moisturize from the inside out, Pearl to aid in collagen, Ashitaba to clear the blood and reduce inflammation, and Yin Power for the beautiful balancing and powerful feminine energy that it holds.
The Liver Elixir
1 tsp. Dried Burdock Root*
1/4 tsp. Pearl Powder
1 tsp. Yin Power
1/2 tsp. Ashitaba
1 tbsp. Tocos
2 tsp. Cacao Powder
Honey to sweeten (optional)
Bring your kettle to boil and add your burdock root to a tea strainer and let brew for 5-8 mins
Mix together your Pearl, Yin Power, Ashitaba, Tocos and Cacao Powder
Once your tea has finished brewing, add the liquid to your adaptogen blend
You can mix this by hand or place it in your blender to make it extra creamy
(The tocos acts like a creamer and when activated will froth up)
Pour into your desired drinking glass or tea pot to serve!
This elixir can also be brewed on the stove top in a pot at a simmer
Brew your Burdock Root first and then add your adaptogen blend, making sure to strain your mix before serving to remove the Burdock Root
*If you are using Fresh Burdock Root, make sure you clean and scrub the dirt off the roots thoroughly. Using a peeler or grater, chop up your burdock root into smaller pieces. If you have a dehydrator, dehydrate your Burdock Root. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can place it in the oven on your lowest heat setting it set it out in the sun. Once it is dehydrated, place in a pan on medium heat to dry roast for 10 mins, then let cool and store in a jar! Do not use any oil in the process of making this tea.