Dandelion Root Tea: easy guide, top 7 best teas

Last updated: February 14, 2020 at 12:10 pm

What is Dandelion Root Tea good for?

Dandelion herbal teas are some of the most popular slimming, detox and weight loss teas on the market today. Made using dandelion root or dandelion leaf, these holistic teas support and encourage the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms. These result in improved liver and kidney function, better digestion, reduction of bloating, regulation of diabetes, and prevention of urinary tract infections. A soothing herbal brew, roasted dandelion root tea is often accented with mint, lemon, cinnamon and honey, or paired with the additional benefits of hibiscus and chamomile. Tea blends prepared with dandelion and black tea bases are also catching on.

A little history

Our ancestors were rather quick to note the benefits of dandelion leaves and roots. Their usage has been recorded in ancient medicinal practices of China, Arabia, parts of Europe, and native America. Dandelion was used to treat everything from digestive disorders, to menstrual cramps, to all sorts of inflammations.

Tasting notes in reviews

Best of roasted dandelion root teas are “very aromatic” and have a “deep, earthy flavor”. Some tea drinkers can find it “bordering on bitter”, a problem that is easily solved by adding lemon, mint, ginger or honey to the mix. In fact, most herbal tea blends featuring dandelion root include sweeter, fragrant additives such as hibiscus or cinnamon to set off the bitterness. Dandelion leaf teas have a “milder”, “grassy”, “pleasantly green” taste that usually gels well with honey, and “can be had hot or cold”.

What are the side effects of dandelion tea?

Organic dandelion roots and leaves make for some excellent detox teas, and are generally safe for consumption. However, dandelion root can sometimes cause diarrhea, heartburn and stomach inflammation. Dandelion allergies are also not entirely uncommon. If you’re already allergic to chamomile, chrysanthemum, marigold, feverfew, yarrow or similar plants, it would be best to avoid dandelion tea. A few studies have also found a correlation between dandelion root and low blood sugar. Detox teas that contain dandelion leaf can have adverse interactions with your medications. The diuretic properties of dandelion could make these medications leave your system sooner than you’d want them to. So if you’re on blood thinners or diabetes meds, consider avoiding dandelion tea.

Tea tips

Steep your loose leaf dandelion tea in a cup of boiling water for 3-6 minutes. Add in a dash of lemon, mint, cinnamon or ginger, and sweeten it with honey for a delicious, well-rounded flavor. There are tons of interesting dandelion root and leaf based herbal teas on the market that incorporate floral herbs, warming spices and refreshing flavor accents. Lastly, to make the most of the detoxifying properties of dandelion, it is best to purchase authentic, organic loose leaf dandelion root and dandelion leaf teas. Dandelion root teas retain more of their medicinal properties when unroasted, though roasting does give them a full-bodied taste that can easily replace your daily caffeine-rich pick-me-up.

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Organic Dandelion Root | Loose Tea (50+ Cups) | 4oz Resealable Kraft Bag | 100% Raw From Bulgaria | by Feel Good Organics

Organic Dandelion Root | Loose Tea (50+ Cups) | 4oz Resealable Kraft Bag | 100% Raw From Bulgaria | by Feel Good Organics

ORGANIC DANDELION ROOT (TARAXACUM OFFICINALE) - 4oz Resealable Bag - Product is Cut & Sifted IMPORTED 100% RAW FROM Bulgaria - This bag contains certified organic, 100% raw cut and sifted dandelion root from Bulgaria. HEALTHY & DELICIOUS - Custom roast to perfection and steep a hot tea or use as a coffee substitute...
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3:00 PM TEA

Tasting Notes: Citrus, Grassy, Refreshing. Before indulging in high spirits, enjoy this cleansing infusion of green tea and botanicals for optimum defense against harmful toxins. Organic Green Tea, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Schizandra Berries, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Orange Peel, Natural Flavors. Origin: Art of Tea Blend
Dandelion Root Tea – Raw Organic Vitamin Rich Digestive

Dandelion Root Tea – Raw Organic Vitamin Rich Digestive

RAW DANDELION ROOT. This dandelion root tea is raw not roasted to preserve beneficial enzymes and improve the bioavailability of vital minerals and vitamins. ORGANIC AND DELICIOUS. Our Dandelion Root Tea is 100 percent organic and flavored with ceylon cinnamon and hibiscus which are not only delicious, they promote stable blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Traditional Medicinals Tea, Organic, 16 Count

Traditional Medicinals Tea, Organic, 16 Count

Personality: Goes with the flow, supportive. Herbal Power: Supports kidney function and healthy digestion. Reason to Love: One person's weed is another person's wonder-herb. With a name stemming from the French translation dent-de-lion, literally meaning tooth of a lion, dandelions are easily identified not just by their bright yellow flowers, but also by their long,..
Tealyra – Pure Dandelion Root – Organically Grown Herbal Tea – Loose Leaf Tea

Tealyra – Pure Dandelion Root – Organically Grown Herbal Tea – Loose Leaf Tea

Dandelion root is traditionally used for its digestive health benefits. It has natural diuretic properties, helping the body to naturally pass unhealthy toxins built up in the liver; and increases bile flow. It is a high source of natural antioxidantsDandelion Root helps you to feel your absolute best.
Dandelion Leaf Tea

Dandelion Leaf Tea

An intriguing infusion of dandelion leaves. Although you may think of dandelions as common weeds to be eradicated, they are actually a useful and tasty food source, especially when brewed into a tea.
Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion Root Tea

A rich earthy tea from the root of dandelions. Dandelions may be known today as a weed, but dandelion root tea dates back hundreds of years, and is a widely respected herbal tea tradition.

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