Dandelion Root Tea Recipe

How to Make a Dandelion Root Tea

How to Make a Dandelion Root Tea

Recipe by Gennysser
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Dandelion Root Tea Recipe

Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 Tbsp 1 dandelion root powder

  • 2 cups 2 water (filtered or distilled)

  • 1 slice 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp 1 agave nectar or any honey of your choice


  • Heat the water either in a stovetop pot or in a kettle to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, turn the heat off.
  • Add the dandelion root powder and the slice of lemon. Allow it to steep for 4-5 minutes.
  • Strain the tea from the pot to a cup using a tea or coffee strainer.
  • Serve in a cup and add a teaspoon of agave nectar or any honey of your choice.

Dandelion Root Tea Benefits

(Taraxacum Officinalis)

Dandelion Root Tea Recipe

Dandelion Root Tea is highly nutritious and detoxifying for the liver and kidneys and herbalist cherish this plant for the gentle cleanse it provides. Dandelion tea is foragers best friend! Try this dandelion root tea recipe and enjoy all of its benefits.

Dandelion Benefits

Dandelion Root
  • Diuretic Effect: Dandelions have a diuretic effect which promotes increased urine production in the body, and this greatly helps with water balance and for this reason dandelion is helpful for individuals with mild fluid retention.
  • Digestive Health: dandelion has been used to support digestive health for centuries. It can act as a mild laxative and even stimulate appetite as well as enhancing digestion from the bitter compounds within dandelions.
  • Weight loss: having diuretic and digestive support properties, can potentially contribute to weight loss, but research is still being done to fully understand the effects.
  • Fiber Rich: the contents of fiber in dandelion, assists in preventing constipation by encouraging regular bowel movements.
  • Blood Pressure: it is commonly taken to lower blood pressure. Dandelion root has a beneficial action on the stomach, liver and pancreas, increasing digestive secretion including bile, and tending to stabilize blood levels.
  • Nutrient Rich: dandelion is a rich source of all sorts of vitamins and minerals as well as calcium, potassium and iron, making dandelion a great natural choice for a health based diet.

Dandelion is a highly versatile plant that is considered more of a weed, however the whole plant is usable. You can use the roots as a herbal tea or can be roasted and ground up to produce dandelion coffee.

The flower can be eaten fresh as is, or can be added as a garnish to all sorts of meals. The flowers can also be infused into hot water to make a medicinal tea which is believed to have calming properties.

If you liked this Dandelion Root Tea Recipe, I encourage you to try my Sage Tea Recipe and Lavender Tea Recipe.

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