Dandelion Root Loose Herbal Tea
The root of the common dandelion, long prized by herbalists for its cleansing action, is also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Almost every herbal tradition has noted it as a useful tonic for the liver and gallbladder.
Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wigg. , Taraxacum officinale L.
Traditional herb for liver health*
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1 tablespoon Roasted Dandelion Root
1 cup water
Boil water and pour over dandelion root. Steep for 5 minutes and strain before serving.
Sweeten if desired.
As prepared, each serving contains 0 calories, 0g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g total carbohydrate and 0g protein.
The UMMC site says that traditionally, both the roots and the leaves of the dandelion were used to treat liver problems. But these days, the roots are more commonly used to aid digestion, increase the appetite and improve the functions of the gall bladder and the liver. The dandelion's leaves are most commonly used as a natural diuretic to help the body get rid of excess water from bloating or swelling.