Dandelion Root Tea for Liver Cleansing

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The liver is one of the body’s most important organs. That’s because it deals with all aspects of digestion and body metabolism. It releases or triggers certain bodily hormones.The liver is responsible for producing the clotting factors that help the blood clot when you get a cut or wound. It single-handedly breaks down the toxins that make it into our bodies so they can be excreted by the kidneys. If the liver malfunctions, all of its functions could be seriously compromised. That’s keeping your liver free of toxins is so important and dandelion root is just the herb for the job.

th-5The dandelion is a flowering plant that grows in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America (most of us know it as a weed) The dandelion’s roots and leaves are both used medicinally. The root is the part that helps cleanse the liver. Compounds in the root cause an increase in bile production. The increase in bile helps to improve digestion. The increased bile production also helps the liver to digest foods and remove toxins quickly and efficiently cleaning the liver. Dandelion is also full of vitamins and nutrients, which promote hepatic healing.

Dandelion root is available as a tincture, powdered extract, and as tea. If you want to do a deep liver cleanse, tea is the best option.

  • Heat eight ounces of water and put in an organic dandelion root tea bag
  • Let it sit for at least 10 minutes
  • Drink this tea three to four times a day

If you have problems with bloating or water retention, you can further enhance your detoxification by adding a tablespoon of pure unsweetened organic cranberry juice and a tablespoon of fresh squeezed organic lemon juice to each cup of tea. This will help the kidneys flush out excess water and salt from your body.

Every cup of tea should be followed by a cup of filtered water and you should drink at least 64 ounces of water in addition to the tea each day. A detox like this can be done anywhere from three to ten days, with the average being seven. There is no increased benefit from going on a detox lasting longer than ten days.

A dandelion root liver cleanse may cause a few unpleasant side effects. Some people experience a mild laxative effect. This is because dandelion root promotes digestive health and clears the digestive tract of toxins. This should last three days maximum and should be mild. After that, it should begin to improve digestion.

Because of dandelion root’s effect on bile production, if you have gallbladder disease, gall stones, or other gall bladder problems, you are cautioned against using dandelion root and should consult a doctor first. Dandelion root interacts negatively with lithium, and certain antibiotics. If you are taking lithium or are on antibiotic therapy, ask your doctor before starting this liver cleanse.

In summary, everyday our liver deals with digestion, metabolism of toxins, hormonal control, and numerous other important activities. It can be overwhelming. A dandelion root tea liver cleanse can help the liver stay healthy and do its job more efficiently. Dandelion root is one of the best herbs available for a liver cleanse. Dandelion root helps the liver flush out toxins and makes it easier for the liver to digest food. It also promotes healing.

A detox done with dandelion root tea is the fastest and easiest way to detoxify the liver. Certain enhancements, such as dandelion leaves, cranberry juice, and lemon juice, can make the liver cleanse even more efficient. People with certain conditions or on certain medications need to check with their doctor before starting a liver cleanse with dandelion root and it does have a couple of unpleasant side effects. That being said, there’s no better way to give your liver a good cleansing and a healthy boost.

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48 Comments

    1. Many thanks for the information supplied.
      I have a sleep problem and have done for approx. 16 years.
      I am on malatonin and progesterone the help my sleep.
      My Kineseologist suggested I have dandelion tea to help with absorption of these medications by cleansing my liver.
      My question is how many cups per day on a continual basis should I have please?
      Many thanks for your help in advance.

  1. I read several times and can’t see how much root to use. It says put in an organic root teabag, I’m sure that’s a typo but what’s the answer? Do I put in only 1 root and if so what size as they vary greatly.

  2. Is Dandelion Root Tea good to treat fatty liver? I’ve been suffering from it for over 15 years ( not from alcohol ) and seems that as I get older it has gotten worse.

    1. Fatty liver is completely reversible with a diet change (no tea or supplement will magically heal you) I suggest switching to a Low-Carb/ketogenic diet.

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    2. simply drinking a tea won’t be adequate treatment, PLEASE switch to a low-carb/ketogenic diet and you can completely reverse fatty liver in a short period of time.

    1. generally you shouldn’t drink when you eat, it will dilute your stomach acid and make digestion a little more difficult for your body.

  3. How often are you supposed to do this 10day cleanse for you liver..I am also ttc so this cleanse means a lot to me. Thx!

      1. Like everyday u can drink it Hayley? After a week or so should you reduce amount of steeping from 10 minutes to 5 if u drink this everyday long term or 10 us still OK
        Thanks ??

          1. Yes to drinking everyday or yes to reduce steeping time after a week
            or no need to reduce steeping time
            Thanks 🙂

  4. I started drinking Dandelion tea two weeks ago and it has definitely increased bathroom usage – frequent urination and bowel movements but I also have an increased energy and seem to sleep through the night without waking up which was a regular occurrence.

  5. I just started this cleanse today. Are there specific brands to get? Im drinking Traditional Medicinals brand. I have water retention in my feet and ankels. Hope this will help. Also will i notice a difference in wll being after just one session of detox? Should i avoid certain things while detoxing like alcohol or other toxins? Thank you for this info.

    1. the addition of Dandelion Root Tea is a gentle and effective addition to aid in the liver’s natural cleansing ability.

        1. that depends on your unique body and dietary requirements. If your average fasting blood glucose is <90 and tolerate carbs/sugar/honey then sure!

      1. I just started this cleansing yesterday I use roasted dandelion to tea bags three times a day am I doing it right

  6. Is there anyone that has used Dandelion Root Tea that has biliary dyskenisia? The last thing I want to happen is to be thrown into discomfort. I want to try the dandelion. cranberry, lemon mixture, but concerned with gallbladder attack. Of course I will consult with my physician. I just want to know how this affects people with gallbladder disease.

    1. I did Dr.Axe. gallbladder flush and avoided removal.
      All. Pain left next day. Was just lemon and olive oil. Google it.

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    1. You can eat-drink all the same foods with or without a gallbladder – when eating fattier foods bile salts are helpful.

  9. Need liver cleanse , kidney cleanse, treatment for RA that I have had 46 years. I am also a polio survivor for 74 years

  10. I was reading some where that this tea only five drops per day may help the skin itching whichprone to eczema..pls help me if u know something my baby is having chronic itching …or is not recommended for baby. .or my baby will lose weight..before I buy it pls I need ur help

    1. If your little one has eczema, of course I have to ask about what he/she is eating? of you’re breast feeding what you are eating… I’m an advocate of removing grains/dairy/eggs to see if that resolves the itching.. most often an autoimmune response is related to a food issue. Send me an email Hayley (at) healthstartsinthekitchen.com and to talk privately.

    2. My friends grandson had terrible eczema and was getting no relief from any of the steroids they were giving him. I had read about APple Cider Vinegar baths, and told her about it. She has “tried just about everything” and didn’t hustle out to buy ACV. Ran into her at Walmart and out the ACV in her cart myself. It was improving by the second bath!!

  11. i have just started take danelion and would love to learn more please send me all you know about this a friend name Hart got me started take it thank you for your time.

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