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Benefits of Dandelion Tea

 

 

While most people consider the yellow-flowered weeds that pop up every spring a nuisance, there are few health benefits Dandelion possesses. In ancient times, dandelion was immensely valued for its numerous medicinal properties as it contains a variety of pharmacologically active compounds. It has been and is still used as a herbal remedy all over the world, especially in Europe, China, and North America, to treat a wide range of conditions like bile and liver problems, infections, inflammation, swollen lymph nodes, and many others. In this article, we discuss three big health benefits from drinking dandelion tea.

 

1.Detoxifies the Liver and Kidney

For many years, dandelion root has been used as a “liver tonic” in traditional medicine. Numerous studies suggest that this is due, in part, to the plant’s medicinal compounds’ ability to increase the flow of bile. The liver’s main function is to produce bile which in turn helps enzymes to break down fats into fatty acids, and also filters and detoxifies blood. Dandelion tea contains essential vitamins and nutrients that cleanses your liver, keeps it functioning properly, and maintains its good health In fact, one study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology found that dandelion tea dramatically increased a detoxifying enzyme of the animals tested in a controlled group. The same goes for the kidneys. Drinking dandelion tea on a regular basis can detoxify and cleanse your kidneys to enhance the removal of waste and toxins, and to improve your kidney’s function and health.

 

 

2.Reduces Stomach Bloating and Improves Overall Digestive Health

Dandelion has for decades been used as a herbal remedy to improve appetite, reduce or eliminate stomach bloating, soothe minor digestive ailments, and even relieve constipation. Its effect on stomach bloating is even more pronounced. In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , the participants had significantly increased their urination frequency after just two doses of dandelion tea. As a result, their stomach bloating and water weight went down significantly. Additionally, maintaining proper flow of bile, dandelion helps prevent digestive system-related ailments and improves its overall health.

 

 

3.Prevents Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Dandelion tea is packed with powerful compounds that may help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) especially in women, and also possibly treats disorders of the kidney and bladder, as well as cysts in the reproductive organs. The combination of the leaf extracts of a popular herbal remedy known as urva ursi and dandelion root is a popular natural remedy for treating and preventing urinary tract infections. Urva ursi is said to kill the bacteria that cause UTIs while dandelion is said to increase the flow of urine, preventing bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract. As a precaution, avoid using the remedy for an extended period of time because urva ursi is not intended for long-term use.

So go ahead and try out this herbal tea and witness its healing power. You can also use it in soups, green salads, and wine.

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7 thoughts on “Benefits of Dandelion Tea

  1. Hi Louise.
    You have made me look at dandelions differently. Yes I am one of those who thought they were just a nuisance.
    I never knew they had so many health benefits.
    I have 2 daughters and a sister that had cysts on their ovaries. They had to be surgically removed because they grew so big.Would this tea prevent them from coming back? Or would it possibly had shrunk it?
    Just curious.
    Enjoyed reading your post. It was easy reading and very interesting topic.
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Di 🙂

  2. Hey Louise, thanks for explaining all the health benefits associated with drinking Dandelion Tea. You’ve inspired me to give this a try. To be honest, it’s the first time I’ve heard of making a brew out of them.
    I’m a traditional tea addict and always on the lookout for an occasional tasty change. The benefits of detoxing the liver & kidneys plus improving the overall digestive system is a real bonus.
    My only association with Dandelions in the past has been lawnmowing them up.
    Thanks for introducing me,
    Simon.

  3. Hi Louise.

    I really enjoyed the article. Great perspective on a plant that most of us consider a real pest rather than of benefit to us.

    Well researched article, easy to follow and informative.

    Keep up the good work
    Rich

  4. Hello what a great read I have been trying new ways to detoxify and this sounds a bit more tempting.
    My wife keeps trying her hardest to get me to stop drinking so much coffee and is always telling me how much better tea is for you. Your article is very informative and I will be returning for future articles.
    Thank you,
    David

  5. I’ve heard when I was a kid the Italian women, living in my neighborhood use Dandelion to make tea. That it was good for the Kidney… But I never had the courage to try. One reason is that I have no idea of the right time to pick the flower… Can you help me about that?

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