10 Dandelion Root Health Benefits

| June 4, 2012 | 10 Comments

The dandelion Root is a very economical herb considering that it is a weed that most of us dig and get rid of! I have been eating it for years.

Dandelion is a great spring tonic for our bodies; it helps the transition from winter to the warmer season, by nourishing and balancing the blood so it will flow better and keep us cooler in the summer season.

10 Health Benefits of Dandelion Root:

  1. Widely recognized as a liver tonic as it nourishes the liver.
  2. Because of its high iron and zinc content, dandelion root is often used as a treatment for anemia.
  3. Has mild laxative properties and is often used to help maintain regularity.
  4. Recognized as a great blood builder and for the liver.
  5. Aids skin problems as well as detoxify poisons and toxic waste in the body.
  6. It is also a mild appetite stimulant; tea made from root and leaves can help relieve digestive problems.
  7. Dandelion root functions as a mild diuretic. Because potassium is often lost when using a diuretic, dandelion root is often a better choice for a diuretic than synthetic formulas.
  8. Lowers cholesterol according to some studies. Early results of at least one study show that dandelion root supplements may affect the cholesterol profile in diabetic mice positively by lowering LDL and triglycerides while increasing HDL.
  9. Its positive effects on the liver and digestion, may help the effectiveness of other vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
  10. “Dandelion acts as a tonic to the system. It destroys acid in the blood. As it contains organic sodium, it is very good for the deficiency of nutritive salts, and is recognized as a great blood builder and purifier.“ from the book Herbally Yours

Dandelion root Nutrition:

  • Filled with vitamins A, C, D and B complex.
  • Minerals are abundant too such as zinc, iron and potassium.
  • It is very high in calcium and other nutrients.

How to Make Dandelion Root Coffee   click here  Dandelion Coffee

Also, the dandelion leaves and  flowers are so good for us. Celebrate your Dandelions  this year! Eat them.

Other Recipes with Dandelion:

Dandelion Root Pancakes: No milk or eggs, but lots of health and good taste.

Dandelion Flower Syrup: You can taste the unique sweetness from the yellow petals. (Read more about the health benefits of the flowers here.)

Dandelion Flower Cordial: The word cordial sounds tasty, and it’s very appropriate in this case!

Dandelion Tea: Made with the leaves — this is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to use a dandelion.

Dandelion Smoothie: After almost passing out from a dandelion smoothie, Randy gives some practical tips to keep your  dandelion smoothie palatable.

About Diana Herrington

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.




Category: Health Tips, Nutrition, Wild Food

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  1. Grace says:

    How much is it recommended to drink per day/per week?

  2. There is no specific reccomendation. Although I take it in a concentrated capsule mostly in the spring for spring cleaning and I am tested for the correct amount for me.

  3. paris linder says:

    Where can I buy dandelion root. Is there a website?

  4. amy says:

    you can get it at iherb.com and if you’ve never ordered there before, you get $10 off your first order (coupon code AGU725). I am also checking out the Dandelion root there as well as Burdock root.. :)

  5. Collet says:

    There is a hug variety to choose from which do you recommend, and can a person like myself living with Chronic Kidney Disease take this or do you know of any other herbal remedies to help protect my kidneys as I am at 28% function

  6. I am not sure what to say about dandelion root and Chronic Kidney Disease. Best to get dome testing done. I could recommend my favourite dandelion root but would like to see testing done first. Let me know if this is something you are interested in.

  7. synaptol says:

    I like it when people come together and share thoughts.
    Great website, continue the good work!

  8. zephyra says:

    Hi! I recently started taking dandelion root extract by “Nature’s Way”. Can I receive the same benefits of taking an extract supplement form vs the tea?

  9. Lorrie says:

    Admiring the commitment you put into your site and in depth information you
    provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information.
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  10. lura says:

    I seen this on the shelf thought I would try it my stomach was feeling funny like I was getting sick well that’s wasn’t the case it was the tea I suffer from constipation
    all the time now I no it works. The ding weed does something great. :)

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