What Are The Health Benefits Of Dandelion 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 health benefits of dandelion tea? Dandelion tea can provide relief and act as a natural diuretic and increase your urine output. There was a study that showed an increase in urine output after drinking 2 one cup servings of dandelion tea.

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Liver Function

Dandelion Tea has been shown to improve liver function as there was a 2017 study that the polysaccharides in dandelion tea improved liver function.

Weight Loss

A Korean study showed that dandelion tea had the same weight loss effects on the body similar to the weight loss drug Orlistat. Orlistat is a weight loss drug that inhibits pancreatic lipase which is an enzyme released during digestion to break down fat. There was a research study in mice that showed it helps them manage their weight by reducing fat absorption.


There is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that has shown that drinking dandelion tea can soothe minor digestive ailments, help relieve constipation and improve appetite.  But it is important to understand that is just anecdotal evidence.

Cancer Fighting Efforts

Some of the results of dandelion root tea on fighting cancer are quite promising. A 2017 Canadian study revealed that dandelion root extract induced cell death in melanoma cells without impacting non-cancerous cells. Another study showed it did the same to pancreatic cancer cells.

There are research studies that have shown that it can help reduce inflammation because of a compound called polyphenols.

The Bottom Line is there are a lot of health benefits to Dandelion tea like potential improved liver function, acting as a natural diuretic, potential cancer fighting effects and reduction in inflammation in the body.

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