What Are The Benefits Of Dandelion Root Tea?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the benefits of the dandelion root tea? One of the benefits is it can reduce water weight because it acts as a natural diuretic. When it acts like a natural diuretic it will help you urine more. There was a study that showed that an increased urine output happens after drinking two 1-cup servings of dandelion tea made from the leaves of the plant.

Dandelion root tea can potentially promote liver health.  There was a 2017 study that showed that polysaccharides in dandelion can be beneficial to positive liver function. 

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Dandelion roots have been studied for years on its cancer beating potential effects. There was a 2011 Canadian study that showed that dandelion root extract induces cell death in melanoma cells without impacting non-cancerous cells.  Another study showed it does the same to pancreatic cancer cells.  Mores studies still needs to be done but the potential is promising.

There has been some anecdotal evidence that has shown that dandelion roots and leaves can help relieve urinary tract infections. There are some people that can have allergic reactions to dandelion. And certain medications such as lithium, cipro, diuretics can cause a negative reaction if taking with dandelion.

There are some compounds in dandelion that has shown that it can decrease triglycerides and cholesterol levels.  It is important to note that this has been shown in animal studies. There still needs to be research done in humans to 100% say that this can reduce cholesterol levels.

Diuretic medications are used in patients to help bring down their blood pressure levels. And dandelion has natural diuretic properties so essentially it can help slightly with reducing your blood pressure. Although the studies have shown are limited. Dandelion also has potassium, and that mineral is associated with decreasing the blood pressure of individuals that have elevated levels.

Dandelion plant root has a rich source of the prebiotic fiber inulin, and this has been shown to reduce constipation and promote the movement of food through your digestive system.  It also helps to support bowel regularity and positive digestive gut health.

Dandelion greens provide a good source of calcium and vitamin k. And both vitamins and minerals play a part in positive bone health.

The Bottom Line is Dandelion Root has a lot of positive health benefits and it can be added into your regular diet as a form of supplementation.

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