Dandelion Root Tea has been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans for hundreds of years.* It is high in Vitamins A, B, C and D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc.
Herbal Tea can support our general health and vitality. However have you ever wondered which herbal tea has one of the highest antioxidant levels, is a supreme liver tonic and aids digestive function disorders like constipation and diarrhoea?
Kills Cancer Cells
Tea dandelion acts on cancer cells in such a way that they decompose in 48 hours. Scientists have discovered that the root of the dandelion does “better” than chemotherapy since “kills” completely only a cells that are infected with cancer. University of Windsor in Canada make an initial study at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the results gave new hope to cancer patients. It was found that the root of dandelion effectively “kills” the cells infected with cancer without adverse effects on other cells in the body. (1)
Dandelion’s root tea has been used in traditional Chinese and Native American medicine for centuries; now, even Dr. Oz has jumped on board, recommending dandelion tea as part of his 48-hour cleanse to help your liver release toxins while you sleep. Dandelion root has long been held as a “liver tonic” in folk medicine. Preliminary studies suggest this is due, in part, to its ability to increase the flow of bile. While concrete findings on how this ultimately affects liver health are hard to come by, naturopaths believe it means that dandelion root tea could help detoxify the liver, help with skin and eye problems, and relieve symptoms of liver disease. (2)
Prevents Urinary Tract Infections(UTI)
Dandelion tea can help prevent urinary tract infections, as well as bladder disorders, kidney problems and possibly even cysts on reproductive organs.
A specific combination of dandelion root and leaf extracts of another herb called uva ursi taken by mouth helps reduce the number of UTIs in women. In this combination, uva ursi is used because it kills bacteria, and dandelion is used because of its ability to increase urine flow and fight infection. (3)
Other Health benefits
Dandelion tea is also considered to have antioxidant abilities, which means that drinking dandelion tea may have anti-aging effects and help your body avoid cell damage from free radicals, says the USNLM. This may help prevent or slow down conditions such as cataracts.
Dandelion tea and juice help people with diabetes by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreas and keeping blood sugar levels low. If our pancreas doesn’t produce proper amounts of insulin, or if our cells can’t properly process insulin, it results in diabetes. Because the glucose isn’t properly utilized, it accumulates in the bloodstream and results in high blood glucose or sugar levels.
As a mild laxative, dandelion tea promotes digestion while stimulating the appetite. The best time for consumption is normally during the evening hours; before sleeping or shortly after dinner is a good time to enjoy a warm cup of dandelion root tea. It is also useful for gas and bloating. (4)
Dandelion Root Tea Recipe
1 tbsp. *roasted dandelion root
1/2 tsp. *minced, fresh ginger
1 cardamom seed
12 oz. Water
Honey or sugar to taste
Combine all ingredients except honey and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for five to ten minutes. Strain, add honey, and serve. (5)
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