Dandelions are extremely hardy little plants that can sprout up anywhere. If your garden has ever been taken over by dandelions, you’ve probably uprooted them without a thought. For far too long, these plants have been considered weeds and not worthy of any use. However, research is now showing that every part of a dandelion plant is useful and packed with health benefits. The petals of a dandelion are used to brew a special tea that is both delicious and healthy. Here are five things that happen when you start drinking dandelion tea every day.
1. You Start To Lose Weight
We’re all in search of that magical ingredient that can help us shed a few stubborn pounds. That ingredient might just be growing along the sidewalk. Dandelion tea is a very effective diuretic and can help you flush out excess water from your system. Most commercially sold diuretics on the other hand, come with negative side effects and
2. You Detoxify Your Body
Most diets, juice cleanses and herbal medicines that promise to detoxify your body are complete marketing gimmicks and you shouldn’t fall prey to them. Dandelion’s detoxifying effects however, are backed up by scientific research. When you drink dandelion tea everyday, it encourages your liver to produce more detoxifying enzymes. Since your liver is the main detoxifying organ of your body, a healthy liver means greater protection from harmful toxins. This means you’ll fall sick less often and even get clearer skin.
3. You Might Stabilize Your Blood Sugar Levels
Dandelion tea was often prescribed by Medieval European doctors as a way to keep blood sugar levels stable. Modern research has shown
4. You Won’t Have Tummy Aches
Dandelion tea was often used in ancient medicine as a way to settle digestive issues. If you’ve eaten something bad or if your digestive system isn’t strong, dandelion tea will give you some relief. It can ease constipation by making your bowel movements more regular, stimulating your appetite, reducing bloating and making you feel less nauseous.
5. It’s Packed With Nutrients
Drinking dandelion tea everyday is
Making Dandelion Tea
Dandelion tea is available in some health food stores in the form of tea bags. If you do find dandelion tea bags, simply brew it like you would normal tea. However, if you have an abundance of dandelion plants growing around you, you can utilize them to make your own dandelion tea.
1. Gather a bunch of dandelion flowers and pluck the petals by pinching the green stem at the base. Once you separate the stem, the petals should immediately become loose and separate.
2. Add the dandelion petals to a pot along with one large mug of water.
3. Cover and bring to a boil.
4. Once the
5. After about 10 minutes, strain the mixture and sip on this delicious tea. If you want your tea a little sweeter, add honey or stevia to it.