Dandelion tea benefits are so wide ranging... This herbal tea encourages good digestion, is a soothing liver tonic, quickly relieves bloating, and is a nutrient powerhouse - just to name a few benefits.
Although many of us think of dandelions as nothing more than an annoying weed that ruins our otherwise perfect lawns, the hardy little plant is actually chock-full of health benefits.
Simple to make, nourishing, and hydrating, dandelion tea is a smart choice for any tea cupboard. Here are more dandelion tea benefits (if you missed our first page about the benefits of dandelion tea, you'll find it here).
It's challenging to get enough of the important vitamins and minerals our bodies and minds need for optimal health, but including some flavorful dandelion tea in your day can go a long way towards giving your body the nutrient boost it needs.
Dandelions contain a host of vitamins and minerals, so why not brew up a pot to give your body some potassium, calcium (great for bone health!), magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and zinc, along with vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.
And, if you're anemic or want to include more iron in your diet, dandelion tea is a good source of iron, too.
Many of us dread that time of the month because of the water retention and bloating that make us feel irritated, disheartened, and even unattractive!
Here's a healthy, tasty solution to that frustrating temporary bloating during your period (or any other time): Sip some dandelion leaf tea (it's delicious iced, hot, or at room temperature).
A natural diuretic, cooling dandelion tea encourages urine flow and helps to flush out excess fluids and toxins from our bodies. Not only will dandelion tea provide some much-welcome relief from water retention, but it's also a safer alternative than many other diuretics, because it provides (rather than depletes) potassium.
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As Victoria Zak says in her wonderful book, 20,000 Secrets of Tea, "Unlike standard diuretics that lead to potassium losses that leave you feeling weak, dandelion works gently and naturally to balance your body fluids." Our bodies need a healthy amount of potassium for good heart and bone health, and to support our digestive and muscular systems, too.
We're not through yet... You'll find more information about benefits of dandelion tea here.
Flavorful, healthful, and so simple to make - what's not to love about dandelion tea? This unassuming flowering plant that we try so very hard to eradicate from our lawns each year is actually a potent healer that has been treasured for centuries for the many ways it can support and nurture our bodies.
Why not steep a steamy cup or pour a frosty glass of tart, tasty dandelion tea and enjoy what this amazing beverage has to offer?
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