There are many articles that mention dandelion tea used in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for urinary infections. The dandelion plant contains natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which is beneficial for the bladder. It contains nutrients such as vitamin A and potassium. Dandelion is a natural diuretic that increases urine production by promoting the excretion of salts and water from the kidney. Additionally, fresh or dried dandelion herb is used as a mild appetite stimulant and to improve stomach symptoms such as constipation. Dandelion is a common edible weed and you can simply add the yellow flower petals or green leaves to your salad! Elisabeth from icwellness.org highly recommends dandelion tea as her daily go-to. It’s very soothing and offers a great alternative to those who want to cut back on caffeinated drinks.
Dandelion can be found growing everywhere including on the side of the footpath. Many people treat it as a troublesome garden weed but if only you knew the benefits that it has to offer! Dandelion paired with another herb called uva ursi, may help prevent urinary tract infections. It's believed this combination works because of anti-bacterial compounds in uva ursi, and the increased urination associated with dandelion.
The liver plays a vital role in detoxification and many other metabolic processes in the body. Herbalists believe that a poorly-functioning liver can have a wide-ranging impact on overall health. Dandelion is classified as choleretic, a herb that improves bile flow and hepatoprotective, a herb that protects liver cells.
Herbal's Dandelion Root Herbal Tea 30 Teabags
Helps regulate liver and gallbladder function
Stimulates appetite and bile flow
Useful for dyspepsia and fluid retention
Therapeutically-effective formulas with a long history of use
Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine
Take Dandelion Root to help regulate liver and gallbladder function, to assist in the management of dyspepsia (gastric discomfort after eating), to stimulate appetite and the flow of bile from the gallbladder, and to aid in the treatment of fluid retention. Claims are based on traditional use in western herbal medicine.
Infuse 1 teabag (3g) in 250mL of cold water, bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes, then remove teabag. Adults may drink 3-4 cups daily.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officianale) root and rhizome dry 3 g (3000 mg).