When used for help with bloating, dandelion tea has been shown have a significant effect on water content in the body because of its diuretic properties.
2. Liver Detox.
Dandelion tea has shown to dramatically increase a detoxifying enzyme of the control group of animals tested. More research still has to be done, but this study is a good example of how dandelion tea may actually have a real effect on liver function.
3. Dandelion Tea May Soothe Digestive Ailments.
It has historically been used to improve appetite, soothe minor digestive ailments, and possibly relieve constipation.
4. It Could Have Future Anti-Cancer Applications.
Recently, dandelion root has been studied for its cancer-fighting potential, and so far the results appear promising. A 2011 Canadian study showed that dandelion root extract induces cell death in melanoma cells without impacting non-cancerous cells, while another showed that it does the same to pancreatic cancer cells. While the anti-cancer effects of dandelion tea haven’t been tested, the potential is positive.
5. It May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections.
Paired with another herb, uva ursi, dandelion roots and leaves may help prevent urinary tract infections. It’s believed this combination works because of anti-bacterial compounds in uva ursi, and the increased urination associated with dandelion.
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Q: What did the alien dandelion say to the earthly dandelion?
A: Take me to your weader!