More Dandelion Leaf and Dandelion Root Tea Benefits

Brew a big pot of this herbal tea to enjoy dandelion leaf and dandelion root tea benefits for physical and mental health and wellness.

Dandelion's cheerfully optimistic golden flowers and perky bright-green leaves cause strong emotions in many yard owners, but let's turn our opinion of this hardy little plant around! For centuries, dandelions have been treasured in so much of the world for their healthful properties. Instead of looking at dandelions as a problem, why not see them as a wonderful, delicious gift of help and healing?

Let's look at more dandelion tea benefits (our Benefits of Dandelion Tea section begins here, if you'd rather read from the beginning). 

Sip some dandelion tea to help with weight management

If you're working on losing some extra pounds, dandelion tea may be a good choice to include in your overall weight management plan.

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Dandelion tea's high levels of antioxidants can help with your weight-loss goals by curbing weight gain and boosting metabolism. A diet rich in antioxidants can indirectly help you reach (and stay at) a healthy weight, too... Antioxidants support the immune system and provide protection from chronic disease - and a strong, nourished, healthy body is more apt to lose weight quickly and easily.

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Dandelion tea is a natural diuretic, too. Yes, water and other beneficial fluids (like tea) are so essential for good health and well-being, but retaining extra water can be very discouraging and easily derail the best-laid diet plans!

To keep temporary bloating at bay while you're working hard to lose weight, why not enjoy some hot or iced dandelion tea to help rid your body of that excess fluid (through urination)? A digestive system that is working smoothly and efficiently will support your weight-loss goals, as well, and dandelion leaf tea can help to ensure your digestion keeps working just as it should.

Dandelion Root Tea Benefits for Quitting Caffeine

If you're concerned about potential caffeine risks or want to cut back on the amount of coffee you drink, dandelion root tea may be a good choice for you.

A well-known coffee substitute, dandelion root tea is richly flavored and nutritious, too. And, it's available in a variety of delicious flavors.

And, of course, planning meals and snacks consisting of flavorful, aromatic foods and beverages (like dandelion tea) makes it easier for us to stick with our diet plans.

Visit our Teas for Weight Loss board on Pinterest for more ideas and inspiration for your weight-loss journey. 

Relieve UTIs with dandelion tea

Women are more likely than men to suffer from urinary tract infections, but anyone who has had a UTI knows these infections can be irritating, uncomfortable, and even debilitating. Fortunately, they can also be eased quickly, gently, and naturally with dandelion tea.

Often, UTIs are treated with prescription antibiotics but, if you're concerned about potential side effects or ineffectiveness of prescription meds for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, dandelion tea is an effective, gentle, safe way to help and relieve your infection.

Dandelion tea has antibacterial and diuretic properties, and it stimulates the bladder and kidneys, encourages frequent urination, and helps to flush the urinary system and remove toxins and bacteria from our bodies.

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And, research has found that dandelion can prevent harmful bacteria from adhering to cells lining the bladder wall, too, which inhibits bacterial growth and infection.

This tart tea's anti-inflammatory properties soothe inflammation, as well, and high levels of antioxidants in dandelion tea boost the immune system, providing additional protection against future infections.

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We're not through yet... you'll find more information about dandelion tea benefits here. And, don't forget to drop by our Dandelion Tea Side Effects page, too, while you're reading about dandelion tea, so you'll stay informed about some potential side effects and risks associated with this herbal tea.

Victoria Zak refers to the dandelion as "The Little Plant that Roars" (her book, 20,000 Secrets of Tea: The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs, will become one of the most well-thumbed in your tea library!). A very fitting name for this powerhouse flowering plant we so often take for granted.

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Love this wonderful herbal tisane? Get more dandelion-tea inspiration on our Dandelion Tea Pinterest Board

As you continue to stock your tea cupboard with beneficial teas and herbal tisanes, don't forget to add some dandelion tea so you and your family can enjoy the multitude of dandelion leaf and dandelion root tea benefits.

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Benefits of Dandelion Tea - Tart, tasty dandelion tea is bursting with flavor and is also wonderfully beneficial for physical and mental health and wellness. 

Your Dandelion Tea Benefits! - If you're a fan of dandelion tea and its benefits for good health and wellness, why not share your thoughts and opinions with our other readers? And, see what other visitors to our site have to say about dandelion tea benefits, too.

Dandelion Tea Recipes - Drop by our Dandelion Tea Recipe pages for tips on making hot or iced dandelion tea from loose dandelion tea, teabags, or dandelion leaves or roots you've harvested yourself. Why not treat yourself to a spa-like dandelion tea bath, too?

Dandelion Tea Side Effects - Before adding dandelion tea to your daily routine, read more about some potential risks and side effects associated with this herbal tea.


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