Wild Harvested Dandelion Root Tea from Uttarakhand [Cleanses Liver, Improves Kidney Function]

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Usually growing as a weed in North America, dandelion root tea have been extensively used in folk medicines for their therapeutic benefits. Dandelion roots have said to support the brain, heart, and immune function. Consumption of dandelion root tea has found to aid in weight loss, promote liver health, and keep digestive system healthy. A cup of dandelion root tea provides;

  • Calories
  • Carbs
  • Proteins
  • Minerals including magnesium, calcium, iron & zinc and beta-carotene.


Extensive studies are being conducted on dandelion root tea to understand its anticancer effects.

Multiple studies have confirmed the effectiveness of the tea against cancer. One such research reveals that dandelion root tea induces apoptosis (natural and controlled death of cells) in carcinogenic cells. Being rich in antioxidants, dandelion roots also helps in combating cell damage caused due to free radicals.

Although the mechanisms of dandelion root tea affecting the carcinogenic cells are unknown, some studies reveal dandelion extracts affect the growth and proliferation of carcinogenic cells by increasing the phosphorylation( addition of phosphate to an organic compound) of AMPK genes which are considered important in standard cancer treatment.


  1. Results procured from an in-vitro study reveal upon administration of dandelion root extracts, cell death was induced in 95% of cells affected with colon cancer by 48 hours of treatment.
  2. Data procured from a laboratory experiment reveal administration of dandelion roots aided in stimulating apoptosis of carcinogenic cells and reducing the growth and development of the cancer cells.
  3. Results from a 2019 study reveal mortality of prostate cancer cells increased upon administration of dandelion root extracts along with other chemotherapy drugs than only chemotherapy on its own.
  4. Data procured from a 2017 study suggests natural components obtained in dandelion roots promoted cancer cell arrest and death of gastric cancer through targeting IncRNA-CCAT1.


To prepare the tea, chop and mince the dandelion root and roast it in the oven for about two hours. Add 1-2 teaspoons of roasted dandelion root into hot water and allow the flavors to seep in for 10 minutes. You can also buy dandelion root tea powder from the stores.

It is best advised that an individual can consume dandelion root tea two-three cups per day.


Roasted dandelion roots can be stored in a glass jar and should be kept in a cool, dark place. The shelf life of the roots can be nine-twelve months. If you are purchasing powder tea from stores, keep the powder in an airtight container away from heat and moisture.


The side effects of un-recommended consumption of dandelion root tea may include;

  1. Individuals who are prone to develop allergic symptoms to daisies can develop allergies to dandelions.
  2. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult medical advice before consuming dandelion root tea
  3. Can interfere with medications like lithium and antibiotics
  4. Can aggravate symptoms of liver and kidney ailments.
  5. Individuals taking blood-thinning medications should avoid dandelion root tea.


  1. Dandelion Tea: Is It Good for You?https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-rich-in-potassium
  2. Dandelion Tea Kills Cancer Cells but it is Not a Cancer Curehttps://www.worldteanews.com/Insights/dandelion-tea-kills-cancer-cells-it-not-cancer-cure
  3. Dandelion root extract affects colorectal cancer proliferation and survival through the activation of multiple death signaling pathwayshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5341965/
  4. Fact check: Limited study on cancer-fighting potential of dandelion roothttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/05/04/fact-check-dandelion-root-does-not-treat-cancer-two-days/4886361001/
  5. Dandelion Root and Lemongrass Extracts Induce Apoptosis, Enhance Chemotherapeutic Efficacy, and Reduce Tumor Xenograft Growth In Vivo in Prostate Cancerhttps://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2019/2951428/
  6. Dandelion root extract suppressed gastric cancer cells proliferation and migration through targeting lncRNA-CCAT1https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S075333221731987X#
  7. Effect of Methanolic Extract of Dandelion Roots on Cancer Cell Lines and AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Pathwayhttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2017.00875/full
  8. 6 Science-Backed Benefits Of Dandelion Root Tea + How To Make Ithttps://amp-mindbodygreen-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/6-science-backed-benefits-of-dandelion-root-tea-how-to-make-it–7134?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16531240908752&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mindbodygreen.com%2F0-7134%2F8-reasons-to-drink-dandelion-root-tea.html
  9. 8 Things To Know About Using Dandelion Roothttps://www.thehealthy.com/nutrition/using-dandelion-root-detox/
  10. Harvesting Dandelion Root Tea from Your Garden Before It Becomes Illegalhttps://joybileefarm.com/harvesting-dandelion-root-tea/#:~:text=Dry%20the%20dandelion%20roots%20with,in%20a%20cool%2C%20dry%20place







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