Dandelion leaves and flowers are mostly home-grown and have many beneficial effects on our body.
Consumption of dandelion tea goes back in history as it aids in health benefits such as digestion, cleanses the liver, treats UTI, used in joint pain, skin infections, etc.
It can aid in urine production hence has a diuretic effect and also relieves constipation by increasing bulk for better bowel movements. One cup of dandelion tea contains-sodium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium, fiber, iron, and magnesium.
How To Make Dandelion Tea At Home?
Dandelion tea bags are easily available in the market. But if you want to make at home, dry some dandelion leaves and roots.
You can store them in an airtight container for multiple uses.
Boil water and use one teaspoonful of dandelion roots and leaves and let it steep in for 10-15 minutes. Sieve through and enjoy hot dandelion tea at home.
Health Benefits Of Dandelion Root
The liver detoxifies the blood and filter from all the toxins present in the body. The liver produces bile and helps in the breakdown of fats to fatty acids.
The liver main function is to metabolize the cholesterol, store glucose and regulate other important functions. Drinking dandelion tea can help liver cleanse and work better.
Good For Digestion
Dandelion roots have positive effects on your digestive system. It improves appetite and soothes digestive problems and it can possibly relieve from constipation.
Consumption of dandelion tea helps with mineral absorption and soothes the stomach lining. It also aids in the digestive system by maintaining the flow of bile.
It acts as a natural diuretic, works in the liver to remove toxins from the body. It helps strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels and soothes the digestive lining in the stomach.
Basically, dandelion tea reduces uric acid and stimulate urine production.
Good For Diabetes
Consumption of dandelion tea can stimulate insulin production in the pancreas and lower the blood sugar levels.
It removes excess sugar from the body due to its diuretic property. It is a great way to fight diabetes naturally.
Manages Water Weight
Due to its diuretic nature, it increases urine output. The diuretic effect of dandelion tea helps in bloating and reduces water weight which adds to the actual weight of the body.
Dandelion tea is high in antioxidants and prevents cell damage which happens due to oxidation. Antioxidants fight against free radical present in our body and fight the premature aging process and also it fight against cancerous cells.
In a recent study, dandelion tea can fight against cancerous cells without impacting on non-cancerous cells of the body.
Dandelion tea and roots are proven to fight against UTI, bladder disorders as well as kidney related problems.
A concoction of dandelion roots and leaves of uva ursi can help relieve the pain from UTI and cure it too. Leaves of uva ursi fight against the bacteria and dandelion roots increase urine outflow and remove the debris through the urine pathway.
Dandelion tea is high in fiber content. High-fiber helps in easy bowel movement and is beneficial in digestion
. The mechanism action for fiber includes drawing fluids from the body and add to the bulk for stool, hence the bowel movement is smooth.
High-fiber diets can benefit people with obesity and people who are at a risk. It can also help in many other diseases such as cardiovascular and diabetes.
Have you tried Dandelion tea? Let us know what changes you experienced?