This article will introduce you to the health benefits of roasted dandelion root tea.
Dandelion root tea is a popular herbal drink. In fact, dandelion root tea has been consumed as a natural remedy for over 1000 years! It’s now gaining popularity because of its health benefits.
Dandelion tea is made from the roots of Taraxacum officinale – a common weed found in many lawns and gardens. Like many herbs, dandelion root tea is also known for its numerous health benefits.
Roasted Dandelion Root Tea Benefits
Used in alternative medicine
Dandelion root tea may be used in alternative medicine to support kidney function and liver health. It aids digestion, improves bile flow, and aids in detoxification. Dandelion tea has also been used to treat skin conditions, respiratory disorders, and fluid retention.
Helps in boosting metabolism
Dandelion root tea is high in potassium. Potassium is an important component lost with perspiration. The potassium content in dandelion may help correct electrolyte imbalance. Dandelion contains B-vitamins that provide energy and help with metabolism. It’s also a rich source of iron and calcium.
Aids in natural detoxification of the body
Dandelion root tea is a good choice for a natural detoxification process. It helps the liver perform its duty as a filter to remove toxins from the body. This is important because many harmful chemicals are fat-soluble and tend to collect in fat tissues, including those found in brain tissue. The liver helps remove these chemicals.
Aids in water retention disorders
Dandelion tea is also helpful in cases of water retention caused by heart, liver, or kidney disorders. The diuretic properties in dandelion roots help the body eliminate excess fluid. Dandelion may even be taken when salt intake is restricted because it helps to promote its excretion through urine.
How To Make Roasted Dandelion Root Tea
Roasted dandelion root has a toasty flavor and can be added to your regular tea or enjoyed on its own. It’s dead easy to prepare at home, but you have to do it in 3 steps:
- Get the fresh roots from a plant
- Roast them in the oven
- Use the roasted roots to make dandelion tea
Ingredients for roasted dandelion root tea
- 1 tbsp organic, unrefined coconut oil (or any other type of cooking oil) is enough for about 1 pound of fresh roots)
- Dried root tea herbs (like chamomile flowers, mint leaves, hibiscus flowers, or whatever you like)
- a saucepan or a pot.
- a cheesecloth, or any other kitchen cloth a cup to store your tea
Making roasted dandelion root tea – Steps
- Rinse the roots under running water and towel them dry. Remove any dirt, stems, or leaves.
- preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- In an oven-proof dish add the coconut oil and the dandelion roots.
- With a spoon toss the roots around in the oil until they’re covered with it.
- Put the dish into the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- Take the dish out of the oven and allow it to cool down before handling anything inside (about 10 min).
- Pour the roasted roots into a piece of cheesecloth or any other kitchen cloth, secure it with an elastic string and hang it above your bathtub.
- Find something to do for 20-30 minutes (or longer if you can’t wait).
- Cut off the top of the straining bag and pour your tea into a cup through the strainer.
- Enjoy your roasted dandelion root tea! If you want to make your Dandelion tea taste better, read this.