Dandelion root tea is an effective natural way to detoxify the liver and kidneys. It may also help relieve symptoms of joint pain, bloating, gas, and other problems. Learn how to make dandelion detox tea recipe in this post!
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. This can lead to a number of serious liver conditions and symptoms, such as MASH symptoms. That’s keeping your liver free of toxins is so important and dandelion root is just the herb for the job.
The plant dandelion is a flowering plant that grows in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America (most of us know it as a weed) – not to be confused with marigolds or daisies. 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 antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and nutrients, which promote hepatic healing.
How to make Dandelion Root Tea
Dandelion root is available as a dandelion extract, 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 in boiling water
- Let it sit for at least 10 minutes then strain
- Drink this tea three to four times a day
- Honey can be added to enhance the flavor, unless you need to be causation of blood sugar levels or have diabetes
If you have problems with bloating or water retention, you can further enhance your detoxification and health benefits of dandelions 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, since it is a natural diuretic which is why it can be beneficial for urinary tract infections too!
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 health benefits of dandelion tea from going on a detox lasting longer than ten days. When in doubt discuss with your healthcare provider.
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, cinnamon, uva Ursi 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.
How long does it take for Dandelion Tea to work
Dandelion tea begins working right after you consume it. The benefits can last for hours afterwards, think of it as being like any other beverage you might drink; using alcohol as an example. The effects of dandelion tea can also cause upset stomach or heartburn, if over consumed. Like with everything go slowly and listen to how your body responds.
I enjoy dandelion tea several times a week for general health as a coffee substitute.
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Dandelion Detox Tea Recipe
- Heat eight ounces of water and put in an organic dandelion root tea bag in boiling water. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes then strain. Drink this tea three to four times a day. Honey can be added to enhance the flavor.