More Dandelion Tea Benefits

Pour a cup of nourishing dandelion tea and keep reading to learn more about remarkable dandelion tea benefits. 

In our busy world, it can often be challenging to find time to prepare nutritious meals, stay active, get plenty of rest, and do other things to keep ourselves feeling our best. But, embracing a happy, healthy lifestyle needn't be overly complicated or time consuming. Each small, simple, good-for-you choice can make a real difference over time in quality of life and improved wellbeing. 

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Drinking healthful teas and herbal tisanes - like dandelion tea - is such an easy (and delectable) enhancement we can make to our daily lives, with clear benefits for our bodies, minds, and spirits. 

Simple to make, nourishing, and hydrating, dandelion tea is a beautiful 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).

Dandelion tea for detoxifying and cleansing

If your body is feeling a bit sluggish and you're ready for a spring, fall, or just-because cleanse, dandelion tea is a stimulating and potent detoxifier. Adding dandelion tea to your routine can leave you feeling physically and mentally refreshed, energetic, and positive.

A natural diuretic, this herbal tea encourages urination, helping to cleanse the urinary tract and rid the body of excess fluids and toxins. Dandelion tea also supports digestive regularity, relieving constipation, bloating, and gassiness. And, sipping this healthful tea will give your liver a gentle, nurturing cleanse, as well. 

Dandelions are also called 'Pistabed,' 'Priest's Crown,' 'Swine's Snout,' 'Blowball,' and 'Lion's Tooth.'

Dandelion tea's detoxifying benefits may leave you with a clearer complexion and reduced cellulite, too. 

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Support your immune system with dandelion tea

Not only do those potent antioxidants in dandelion tea support healthy immune system function, but this tea can provide antiviral benefits, too. During cold and flu season, keep some dandelion tea on hand and drink it regularly for some additional support in staying well. If you already have the flu, this beneficial herbal tea may help you feel better more quickly. 

Ease achy joints with dandelion tea

If you're all-too-familiar with the joint achiness and swelling that can accompany rheumatism or arthritis, this tangy, aromatic herbal tea may provide just the support you need. Dandelion tea has beneficial anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties, which means that regularly drinking this tea - hot, cool, or iced - may alleviate the symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis). 

And don't forget about dandelion tea's topical benefits - soaking in a comforting dandelion tea bath or applying a restorative dandelion tea compress may also ease joint tenderness, stiffness, and swelling. 

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This tea is rich in essential vitamins and minerals

It's not always easy 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 is a quick and easy way to give your body a nutrient boost.

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Dandelions contain a host of vitamins and minerals, so why not brew up a pot to give your body some potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and zinc, along with vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. And, if you're looking to include more iron in your diet, this tea is a good source of iron, too.

Sip dandelion tea to relieve UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be irritating and uncomfortable, but, fortunately, this herbal brew may provide quick, gentle, and natural support. 

Steep and sip some dandelion tea to stimulate the bladder and kidneys, encourage frequent urination, and aid in flushing the urinary system and removing toxins and bacteria from the body. Research shows that dandelion may help in preventing harmful bacteria from adhering to cells lining the bladder wall, too, which inhibits bacterial growth and infection. 

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

For dandelion tea benefits, which is best? 

When you're shopping for dandelion tea, you may notice that you have a choice between dandelion leaf tea, root tea, or a combination. Dandelion roots and leaves are each known for certain benefits (for example, dandelion roots are a popular caffeine-free coffee substitute and helpful liver tonic, while the leaves can be especially supportive for water retention and upset stomach). Because both the leaves and the roots have beneficial properties, why not keep both in your tea stash?

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

As you continue to stock your tea cupboard with family-friendly teas and herbal tisanes, don't forget to add some dandelion tea so you and your household can enjoy these many dandelion tea benefits. 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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