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 can improve stomach issues such as constipation. Dandelion is an edible weed that can be added to salads. 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 has been respected throughout history for its benefits in alkalising the blood and is one of the best herbs known for gall bladder, spleen and liver complaints. It is one of the safest and most active plant diuretics.
Dandelion may be used to detoxify, cleanse the lymph and blood by increasing elimination through the kidney and bowel.
Relief from menstrual bloating and breast tenderness.
Reduce excess acidity.
Cleanse and regenerate cells.
Stimulate digestion, produce stomach acids and enzymes.
Absorb toxins from the bowel and help friendly flora to thrive.
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) Origin: Europe
Place 1 teaspoon of dried herb into an infuser, teapot or plunger, add 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 5-15 minutes, strain - enjoy! May drink 1-3 cups per day.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to consumption of herbal teas during breastfeeding or pregnancy.