(Caffeine Free Herbal Tea)
Serving Size: 1.5g /cup
Steeping Temp: 100°C
Steeping Time: 5 mins.
Caffeine: Caffeine Free
Ingredients: Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinalis)
Dandelion is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A. This flowering plant is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It is a good place to get B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even vitamin D. Dandelion contains protein too, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years and used to treat anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression.
Dandelion leaf is traditionally known as diuretic herb, which can lower blood pressure and resolve edema. Due to its rich potassium content and other minerals, dandelion leaf does not deplete electrolytes that other diuretics do. It has been used to help detoxify the body through the kidneys, liver and gall bladder, helping to eliminate harmful toxins, purify the blood and boost bile flow. Its anti-inflammatory properties have been used to improve skin health. Research also points to its ability to balance out blood sugar levels. Pregnancy: data currently unavailable
Stimulates Hair Growth – Dandelion root is a rich source of vitamin A, C and E as well as B-complex vitamins. Besides, it contains choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, biotin and calcium all of which play an important role in making your hair strong as well as stimulate hair growth.
Treatment of Dandruff – Dandelion is rich in iron which helps in keeping dandruff at bay. For this purpose, you can try having dandelion supplements or simply dandelion root tea or dandelion salad.
Treatment of Greasy Hair – Dandelion is effective in getting rid of excess oil or sebum accumulated in the scalp. Thus, if you have greasy hair, you can simply steep dandelion leaves or roots for about 20 minutes. Strain this mixture and use it on your hair as a final rinse. Ensure to condition your hair after this to prevent loss of moisture.
Anti-aging Benefits – Being rich in antioxidants, dandelions provide anti-ageing benefits, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles around the eyes and lips. Besides nourishing your skin, this herb helps tone and firm up sagging and unbalanced skin.
Digestive Aid: Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
Kidney: This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too.
Liver: Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance.
Antioxidants: Every part of the dandelion plant is rich in antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, slowing down the aging process in our cells.
Cancer: Dandelion acts against cancer to slow its growth and prevent its spread. The leaves are especially rich in the antioxidants and phytonutrients that combat cancer.
Diabetes: Recent animal studies show promise that dandelion helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels.
High Blood Pressure: As a diuretic dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fibre and potassium in dandelion also regulate blood pressure.
Cholesterol: Animal studies have shown that dandelion lowers and control cholesterol levels.
Gallbladder: Dandelion increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems and blockages.
Inflammation: Dandelion contains essential fatty acids and phytonutrients that reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.
Immune System: Animal studies also show that dandelion boosts immune function and fights off microbes and fungi.
Promotes Weight Loss – Our urine comprises of nearly 4% fat. By promoting frequent urination, dandelion aids in the removal of water and fats from the body. Thus, it promotes the loss of water weight without any side effects. Moreover, like most leafy greens, dandelions are low in calories.
Dandelion leaves, flowers, and roots are all edible. They have a slightly bitter flavor that can be minimized by harvesting them in the fall or spring. Cooking cuts the bitter flavor as well though the leaves make a great addition to raw salads.
Dandelion is generally considered safe in food and medicinal levels. Some people may have allergic reactions to dandelion. Anyone with an allergy to ragweed, chrysanthemum, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, or daisy should avoid dandelion and anyone pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs should talk to a health care professional before adding something new to their diet.
Hot tea brewing method:
FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY:
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100°C/212°F.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90°C/194°F.