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How To Make Dandelion Tea

Dandelion root tea is made with both the root and the herb of the dandelion plant.  It has become very popular in recent years because of the many health benefits it has provided people who may have non-life threatening illnesses.  Medical conditions such as weight loss, acne, digestive problems, anemia, diabetes, gallbladder and liver, as well as an aid to conditions which may prove more serious, such as cancer, are all benefited by the dandelion plant.

Then dandelion plant has been shown to contain a high level of anti-oxidants that are released into the tea, thereby adding them to the blood stream when drunk, and making them effective anti-cancer agents. Because of these therapeutic benefits, many people get positive and curative benefits from the dandelion plant, and are able to achieve better overall nutritional well being.

The dandelion plant is not really a “new age” herb.  It has been around for more than 1,000 years.  It has been one of the most important health herbs, dating back to the 10th century, when it was first found to have positive medicinal effects in curing many ailments of then “civilized” man. There were some countries that believed in the nutritional, as well as medicinal, value of this “weed” before others, but it is only now that these other countries, commercial, and medical science have taken the time to document the benefits of the dandelion.  Through these new and innovative techniques we are able to appreciate the hidden powers of this plant’s healing and curative powers, as more and more products are brought to the market place.  With every new day we are learning more about this truly remarkable and fantastic plant and its capabilities.

Many cultures have grown the dandelion for a number of different reasons: as an edible plant/vegetable, for making a wine, and also for a tasty and medicinal tea. However, people still tend to see the dandelion as a just a problem in their lawn and garden, and have not cultivated their thinking beyond that.  To them the dandelion is nothing more than a spring weed that can be gotten rid of by the application of chemical pesticides. It is extremely important to note that if you are going to use the dandelion plant, that you make sure that the plant is free from all toxic chemicals and pesticides before you cultivate it for consumption.  The poisons in the chemicals are deadly to humans, as well as the weed.

People in virtually all temperate climates around the world have started growing these herbs in their gardens, not just for ornamental purposes, or conversational reasons, but for their health reasons. Now that they have become aware of the nutritional value found in the plant, it has gained a respectable place in many peoples home landscaping design. Many consume the dandelion leaves along with hot water in the form of dandelion root tea. The tea can aid in the cure of various diseases and can provide proper nourishment to the body. By providing important vitamins and minerals the dandelion helps the growth of the body and vital organs, as well as sustaining its functionality. The leaf of dandelion plant is very rich in minerals like boron, calcium, manganese, zinc and iron. It is also contains vitamins B Complex, A, D and vitamin C.  Due to such a rich and varied quantity of vitamins and minerals, it is one of the most in-demand herbs today.

 Advantages

The advantages that the dandelion root tea offers are truly remarkable.  It has been shown to improve vital organs by aiding and cleansing the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, helping the blood and heart, while acting as an effective colon cleansing agent. Weight loss is also a common 21st century ailment that can be improved upon with the simple use of the Dandelion Root Tea.

Our urine contains up to 4% of fats, and many toxic materials that are best excreted regularly. So, the more we urinate, the more water, poisons, and fats are expelled from the body. Dandelion, being a natural diuretic, promotes urinating and thereby helps you lose weight without side effects. The plant can help also to replace the lost potassium that is eliminated in the waste as the dandelion contains potassium as one of it’s minerals. Using the dandelion in your vegetables or as a salad ingredient will also add to the loss of weight as it is a good source of fiber and helps in the general improvement of bodily waste and thereby weight reduction.

The dandelion is a very important element in removing  skin spots, often found on older people. The chemical ingredients inside the plant’s leaves contain a very significant amount of Dandelion juice, which is a good detoxification agent, diuretic, stimulant and anti-oxidant. These four properties make it a great treatment for acne and other skin diseases.  Before we know how it treats acne, we might want to look at what acne is.

All acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of a hair follicle, sebaceous gland, and a hair. These units are found everywhere on the body except on the palms, soles, top of the feet, and the lower lip. The number of pilosebaceous units is greatest on the face, upper neck, and chest. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized. During adolescence sebaceous glands enlarge and produce more sebum under the influence of hormones, also called androgens. After about age 20, sebum production begins to decrease.  Science tells us that Acne & Bacteria together are the basic reason we get acne.  So how do we deal with it? Dandelion Milk!

A bacteria, known as Propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more Propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. The presence of bacteria attracts white blood cells to the follicle. These white blood cells produce an enzyme that damages the wall of the follicle, allowing the contents of the follicle to enter the skins dermis. This process causes an inflammatory response seen as papules (red bumps), pustules, and nodules, more commonly known as pimples.  The bacteria also cause the formation of free fatty acids, which are irritants, increasing the inflammatory process in the follicle.

As the body chemistry changes in puberty, it is thought that the imbalance in these hormones can cause either too much Propionibacterium acnes to be present.  If not maintained in the proper ratio, the bacteria tend to deposit as toxic substances in the body which tend to come out with sweat through the sweat glands or sebaceous glands on the skin.  These glands secret more oils which, mixed with dead skin, block the pores and the secretion is obstructed.  These toxic substances cannot escape and result in acne. This is further worsened by the microbial infections on the effected places. Dandelion juice, being a stimulant, diuretic and detoxifier in nature, can help regulate proper secretion of hormones, increasing sweating and opening up the pores, thereby facilitating the removal of the toxins, bacteria, and through the process of perspiration (sweating), and increased urination, (since dandelion is also a diuretic), much of the infectious material is removed. The Dandelion Milk or Sap, if externally applied on acne, can inhibit microbial infection.  This is a proven treatment and is basically free to anyone that wants a quick cure, and instant relief at no expense!

The tea proves to be a very important cure in some diseases related to the liver, such as treating jaundice, as well as dangerous disease of hepatitis. It is very helpful in curing problems related to stomach illness, and is significant in curing health problem like diarrhea. It is also used to fight constipation. It is used as an important weapon to fight health problems related to gallbladder, gall stones, liver and kidney infections. The dandelion plant purifies the blood of the patient getting rid of many toxic substance and thus energizing you, refreshing your body, mind and spirit.

It helps the patient that may have diabetes (Type one or Type two). The leaves of the dandelion plant are also used in the treatment of anemia. The dandelion has a significant amount of iron, vitamin and protein content. While iron is the integral part of hemoglobin in the blood, vitamins (particularly vitamin-B Complex) and protein are essential for the formation of red blood cells and certain other components of the blood. This way the dandelion can help anemic people.  The leaves also have been shown to have laxative properties, which can aid maintaining regularity. The tea is use to cure many digestive problems. It is highly concentrated and rich in most of the vitamins, as shown by recent research.  Advancements in medical science have started to find cures in many non-traditional plants, and the dandelion seems to be one of those that has a wide and varied content in possible remedies. Recent studies looking into cures for more serious and life threatening illnesses, such as blood cancers and tumors have been intrigued with the results of the dandelion plant. Studies being conducted in order to find its effect in curing patient suffering from cancer and tumors are ongoing and showing progress. Dandelion root tea is also considered good for many heart patients with cholesterol and triglyceride problems; cardiology studies show it can help people with high levels of cholesterol.

 Conclusion

The dandelion herb is not just an “ugly weed” any more!  It has been been shown to provide enormous benefits in directly assisting in, or providing support to the curing of various medical ailments, especially acne, weight loss, diabetes, anemia, liver and gallbladder problems, and is on the edge of helping with blood borne cancers and perhaps even tumorous cancers. For those that have issues with their liver, or kidney, or gallbladder, you should consult your medical doctor or specialist before entering into any regimen that would include the use of dandelion root tea. While it has been shown to contain properties that are rich in various minerals and vitamins, everyone that begins a new course of treatment is advised to seek medical information and consent before beginning any new procedure. For many, taking dandelion root tea will have no side effect. Many people who are very concerned about their health and are already consuming the tea, will find this information as welcomed news. We wish you well and hope you continue taking our tea, and share the news with others like you, who may also wish to start drinking dandelion root tea.

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8
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Dandelion Root Tea Pregnancy

Dandelion root and dandelion leaves have been consistently used throughout history for medicinal purposes for literally thousands of years. Many of the early medical histories report that the use of the dandelion was in use as early as 42 B.C.E. Though modern medical studies have yet to validate the medical efficacy or science on the health benefits of the dandelion root or leaves, these studies have demonstrated that herbal teas are often times used to assist the soon-to-be-mother in such ways that the tea acts as remedies for morning sickness, increased diuretic, laxative, and even to assist in labor pains at the time of delivery.  So what else is the dandelion plant capable of doing to help the mother-to-be?

Dandelion root and leaves though considered a  food throughout history but it has been used to treat a number of health related issues like joint problems or skin conditions. The root is especially found to be of good use to treat gallbladder and liver conditions. As the consumption of tea made from dandelion root and leaves are found to alleviate fluid holding or retention capacity it is highly recommended for pregnant women. Even in chinese medicine  dandelion root and leaves are prescribed to increase the appetite during pregnancy and to promote lactation after delivery of the new mothers.

Dandelion root tea pregnancy

Benefits of consumption of dandelion root and leaves is manifold. The leacves and root contains many essential minerals ( which includes iron , calcium , potassium and magnesium) and vitamins  ( which have vitamins A , B , C and D ) .dandelion remedies supports good organ health of particularly the liver. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the consumption of tea made from dandelion root and leaves boosts the appetite and eases constipation during pregnancy and also improves lactation after the delivery.

Dandelion root may have some antiviral properties and is being studied as a treatment for certain cancers, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  The root is also used post-pregnancy to increase lactation. The active constituents of the root responsible for these effects are the bitter compounds eudesmanolide and germacranolide.

Dandelion root and leaves can be consumed in many a different ways. According to University of Maryland Medical Centre, Dandelion roots or leaves may be taken in the form of a powdered root extract or root tincture. Another alternative and popular method is to make tea from the dried dandelion root or leaves and consumed.

As always one should always consider consulting their physician before consumption of dandelion. According to the University of Pittsburg Medical Centre, dandelion root increases bile flow which may cause stomach acidity. Dandelion root or leaves can also act as a mild laxative and diuretic. Dandelion root and leaves though generally considered safe for consumption but no formal safety studies have been done with women who are pregnant or lactating.

Dandelion root or leaves is no wonder drug. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, consumption of dandelion root tea may cause the user to experience heartburn and indigestion and the worst part is that dandelion can worsen acid reflux during pregnancy. Tea made from dandelion root and leaves should never be consumed if the user has allergies to plants in the chamomile or yarrow family. Dandelion root and leaves should also never be taken along with lithium, diuretics or hypoglycemic drugs for diabetes because it poses the risk of interaction. Tea made from dandelion root and leaves also can worsen gastritis or gestational diabetes or bile duct obstructions or gallstones or gallbladder disease and stomach ulcers.

In any case, we are profoundly concerned by the indiscriminate use of teas that can be too harsh and may not have been studied before a woman takes the tea while their are trying to conceive or are already pregnant and unaware of that circumstance. We want to caution anyone that is thinking of becoming pregnant or that already maybe pregnant, to to consult their OB-GYN doctor before starting the dandelion tea consumption during pregnancy, or for that matter, any herbal tea regimen.

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8
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Dandelion Root Tea Diet

Dandelion root tea may have very special health benefits, especially for the liver and our digestive system. As an added ingredient of a healthy diet which already includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and lean meats, the dandelion root may help in speeding the recovery from an illness that is sometimes preventable.  According to the illustrated “Enclyclopedia of Healing Remedies” dandelion root tea may also relieve side effects from strong drugs, although there is no direct conclusive evidence about this and dandelion root tea. Evidence exits to show that danelion an provide medicinal help to various ailments, some of which are: Improved Bone Health, Liver Disorders, Diabetes, Urinary Tract Disorders, Improved Skin Care, Acne, Weight Loss, certain forms of Cancer, Jaundice, Gallbladder Disorders including Gall Stones, and Anemia.

Dandelion root may be found in ample supply all across the temperate zones of the world. Dandelions have demonstrated that they are capable of abundant growth and adaptation to virtually any climate and region, given ample sunlight, space, and water.  These vivid sunshine-yellow flowers especially during spring are found in all areas of the world and seem to be in great supply for those that wish to cultivate their own dandelion gardens. Dandelion’s may look like a simple weed but it is much more than that, when you consider the huge number of uses that can be found in many the homeopathic medicinal fields, especially in traditional medicines or in Chinese medicines.

In herbal medicine, the dandelion root and leaves are said to be tonic cleansing remedies for the skin, liver and the blood. The dandelion roots and leaves may also stimulate digestion and relieve arthritis and constipation especially when taken by pregnant women and lactating mothers, as reprted in the “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies“. As the liver is responsible for removing toxins from the human body, so drinking tea made from  dandelion root and leaves may support cleansing of the blood, lymphatic system, and the skin, though conclusive evidence is still lacking. Dandelion root and leaf tea may also help reduce blood cholesterol and normalize body weight. According to the New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, Dandelion root contains insulin which helps reduce diabetes in diabetic patients by lowering blood sugar.

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Tea made from Dandelion roots and leaves (loose) is sometimes available in local food markets or health stores, or it might be available if purchased in conventional boxed tea bags. Online purchases are easy and can be made here. Dandelion root and leaves can also be collected by anybody living in the temperate zone with very little effort. It is as simple as digging up a wild plant in the fall but one has to make sure that this area from where the plant has been collected has not been treated with pesticides or other chemicals. After collection one has to be careful not to slice the roots. Slicing the root releases the valuable and the effective sap, so care has to be taken to rinse them and dry the plant whole.

Preparation of dandelion root tea is very simple. The tea is made from the dandelion root and leaves, and is most powerful when applied as a decoction. A general recipe for preparation is given as guideline: one should take 4 cups of water with 2 tablespoon of dried dandelion root and bring it to boil. The liquid should be simmered till the original volume of the drink reduces to half. This tea should be taken 3 cups per day for up to six months. The tea made from dandelion root and leaves is generally considered safe for almost everybody which includes children and pregnant women. But a word of caution, one should always take advice from a medical practitioner before taking dandelion root tea.

Feb
3

Benefits Of Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion root tea is made from the dandelion plant which has been considered an annoying plant for centuries. Many will know this ubiquitous weed as the one that grows in your spring lawn and flower gardens.  Sometimes these dandelion plants will grow from the wall of your house, between bricks, even through concrete openings, virtually anywhere there is a slight opening and a ray of sunshine.

After conducting several research studies by noted universities and chemical companies, it has been found that the dandelion plant is one of the most useful nutritional herbs ever discovered. This research has shown that it can be used to cure various health problems in human. In just the past few years this pesky little dandelion plant is now getting a great deal of attention from several health enthusiasts and industrial research centers. Already early research results indicate that the dandelion plant contains vitamins and minerals, as well as containing fiber and anti-oxidants making it a very nutritious plant. The dandelion is said to contain large amounts of Vitamins, including the Vitamin B complex, Vitamin A Retinol, and Vitamin C and Vitamin D, as well as essential minerals such as pectin, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, and potassium. It is a very healthy food for humans, despite the fact that we only think of it as a common garden weed.

Once the dandelion plant is extracted, root and all, the minerals in the dandelion leaves are boiled in water and used to make our dandelion tea.  Many countries already considered it as a veritable “medicinal store house” of minerals to cure various ailments, while many other countries are following in the footsteps of the earlier countries and using it as a natural health source. Beneficial studies have shown that dandelion root tea can actually do wonders for many people by relieving ailments affecting their digestive system, weight loss, urinary problems, acne, cancer, anemia, as well as other vital organs in their body. It has proved helpful in relieving problems related to the kidney and the liver and gallbladder. These are essential to the basic internal functioning of the body and the chemistry of the blood.  Regulating them is essential, and maintaining a healthy body relies on the success of these organs to operate properly. Medical and pharmacological research has shown that the power of the dandelion root tea, in terms of liver and kidney ailments, is very powerful in removing toxic substances. As the body’s primary filter of all that we eat or drink, the liver is under constant attack by toxic substances.  When you drink the dandelion root tea, the powerful vitamins, minerals and dandelion particulates, provide you with the benefits of a detoxification agent for the entire body.

There have been many success stories related to the positive effects that detoxification has had on the health of people going through such a procedure at home.  Many products have come to the market for this type of cleansing, but the dandelion root tea is truly an all-natural way of accomplishing the effect that your body needs.  The process of doing an entire cleansing has caused people all over the world to look at the medicinal benefits of both the detox process and the use of the dandelion root tea.  To rid our body of these poisons and free radicals that attack our cells, detox can only be looked at as a positive thing.  Improving people’s health is an extremely important part of our presence on the internet, and in particular this site, and when we can share these positive results with you, we will. By using our dandelion root tea on a regular basis, your health will be improved. Satisfied customers have reported seeing improvement in their liver, gallbladder and kidney function, cleansing of their digestive system, improved blood flood and lessening of anemia, clearer skin and reduced acne breakouts. The body seems to be working better and at optimum levels. While you will urinate more frequently, this is a positive sign that the dandelion root tea is working as it should, by purging your system of the deadly poisons that have been residing in these vital organs.

The power of the dandelion root tea’s detoxifying agent expels these poisons while replenishing the amount of potassium that is lost due to excessive urination. Dandelion root tea is also one of the most vital herbs for patients that suffer from Diabetes, be it Type One or Type Two. It also plays a significant role in removing toxic elements from the patient’s blood stream, thus making them feel refreshed, revived, energetic, and healthy.

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Conclusion

After several scientific studies and recent research on the benefits of dandelion root tea, it has been confirmed that there are substantial medicinal benefits of the dandelion plant to improving the health in humans. The research supports the use of the tea as a detoxification agent. Recommended use for those that want to rid themselves of the chemical and biological poisons found in many of our foods, as well as liquids that we ingest daily, is strongly indicated.  For those that suffering from various forms of kidney, liver, gallbladder disease, or who just want to get rid of the poisons inside our bodies through detoxification, we believe the health benefits are obvious. You should drink two cups (12 to 16 oz.) of dandelion root tea to see the benefits it has on your health.  Additional information about dandelion root tea can be obtained on our site and through our partners here on the internet.