Dandelion and burdock beer - being perennial, these are available all year, but it is important to collect them only when the leaves are visible so that you do not confuse them with anything nasty. Recipe by John Wright.

Dandelion and burdock beer - being perennial, these are available all year, but it is important to collect them only when the leaves are visible so that you do not confuse them with anything nasty. Recipe by John Wright.

Dandelion and Burdock - nostalgia in a bottle.  Recipe for making a very British root beer - here's hoping for a long hot summer to enjoy it

Dandelion and Burdock - nostalgia in a bottle. Recipe for making a very British root beer - here's hoping for a long hot summer to enjoy it

"D 'N' B"....Dandelion and burdock is a traditional British soft drink, drunk in the British Isles since about 1265. Traditionally it is made from fermented dandelion and burdock (Arctium lappa) roots, and is naturally fizzy.

"D 'N' B"....Dandelion and burdock is a traditional British soft drink, drunk in the British Isles since about 1265. Traditionally it is made from fermented dandelion and burdock (Arctium lappa) roots, and is naturally fizzy.

Dandelion and burdock beer recipe, from 'River Cottage Handbook: Booze'

Dandelion and burdock beer recipe, from 'River Cottage Handbook: Booze'

The Burdock plant is related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements.

The Burdock plant is related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements.

How to make dandelion and burdock beer    Dig for victory and your reward will be a very British root beer. John Wright - Word of Mouth Blog. Just be aware that "Burdock roots are tough, go down a long way in several directions at once and are particularly fond of soil rich in immoveable rocks."

How to make dandelion and burdock beer Dig for victory and your reward will be a very British root beer. John Wright - Word of Mouth Blog. Just be aware that "Burdock roots are tough, go down a long way in several directions at once and are particularly fond of soil rich in immoveable rocks."

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