WINTER CHAI WITH ROOTS
About 5 cm cleaned and medium chopped roots of stinging nettle, dandelion and/or chicory (whatever you can find)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh or dried ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cloves
1 L plant drink, such as oat milk
Roast the roots briefly, in a pan, in 1 tbsp of coconut oil. If necessary, add a little more oil, add the spices and roast them briefly while stirring. Pour the plant drink into the pot and let it simmer for 15 min. Strain out the herbs and enjoy the drink hot.
Not only does this winter infusion taste great – the herbs are good for you in many more ways:
Stinging nettle root has the most beneficial effects for men, including problems with prostate enlargement. For women, it supports the sex hormone balance.
Dandelion root is a laxative, stimulates the production and processing of bile, supports the digestive system and the liver, detoxifies and promotes appetite.
Chicory root is good for the liver and the digestive system. It is a diuretic, a mild laxative and treats anaemia.
The spices stimulate blood circulation and keep you warm.
The recipe is from Nordisk Urtekundskab by Rosanna. I have taken part in her online course and learnt about the properties of wild herbs and how we can use them. I highly recommend anything that comes from Rosanna’s hand! Including her instagram and her guided forage walks.