Dandelion Root Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Who ever said weeds were a nuisance? At least with our Dandelion Root tea, your body will be thanking you more than your garden! With its luscious and refreshing tastes of rich dandelion, complemented with subtle grassy and earthy notes, this beverage is truly a perfect choice for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Dandelion Root tea is also well-known for containing copious amounts of Vitamin A, C, D, and B-complex, as well as minerals such as Iron, Potassium, and Zinc. All of these incredible elements ensure this infusion is as beneficial as it is delicious!
Some of the first records of Dandelion’s herbal usage date back to Arabia during the tenth and eleventh centuries, while its history within the British Isles dates back to Wales in the thirteenth century. Commonly found in a large proportion of hospitable environments around the world, the story of Dandelion can be associated with countless cultures spreading across many different continents. In particular, the root of the Dandelion plant has been favoured among herbalists and botanists and has been used for centuries in many forms including tea. Some Native American tribes boiled dandelion in water and consumed it to treat a number of ailments. The Canadian Bella Coola tribes used the roots to assuage stomach pain, while Cherokee tribes used the root to make special nerve calming tea. Additionally, the Iroquois tribes chewed the root to allay tooth pain. Meanwhile in Chinese Medicine, dandelion root would have also been used to tackle appendicitis and aid milk flow in new mothers.
Today, advancements in Modern Science have meant it has been possible to extensively study these ancient practices with dandelion root tea now proven to be an excellent detoxifying agent associated with the healthy functioning of the liver, kidneys, spleen and the gallbladder. To find out more information on how Dandelion Root tea can help you in your day to day life, please see the health benefits below.
Dandelion Root Tea (Taraxacum officinale)
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Use Fresh drawn water and boil. Pour boiling water over the Dandelion Root and Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Clear infusion, slice of lemon can be added or sugar to sweeten.
Tasting Notes: Earthy Roasted flavour, often used as a substitute to coffee.
Colour in Cup: Clear vibrant Yellow liquor in Cup.
Health Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea: According to many reputable experts, Dandelion Root tea can help stimulate digestion, increase bile flow, and also act as a very mild laxative for anyone suffering from constipation. Further to this, scientific research has indicated that Dandelion Root can help reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections found in women.
When used as a detoxifying agent for the liver, Dandelion Root tea has been proven to be particularly effective. In fact, one such study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, established that Dandelion Root tea dramatically increased a detoxifying enzyme found within a control group of test subjects. While more research is certainly required, this study is a good example of how this beverage may actually have a real effect on liver function.
Health PointsDetox, Digestive
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening