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Dandelion helps weight loss?

My Mother started drinking dandelion tea and has seen improved health, weight loss, increased energy!

Originally, I introduced Dandelion tea to my father, who deals with blood sugar issues. This tea, I learned, supports healthy liver and kidney function for starters. My Mother began drinking it as well because…”It couldn’t hurt.”

The consumption of this often-overlooked plant- a mere lawn nuisance – packed with incredible nutrients, may have jumped started my Mom’s unintended but much desired 20 lb. weight loss.

Dandelion is one of the oldest documented medicinal herbs.

In researching this herb for a product training presentation, I had and found the most lovely website detailing everything you could want to know about how the dandelion plant:

  • How to identify dandelion leaves before they flower?
  • How to harvest the entire plant and individual plant parts, such as leaves, flower, root?
  • How to serve greens, pickle buds, or add flowers to meals?

The Dandelion Plant is a goldmine of nutrients!

Overall function of plant:
Supports eliminative functions throughout the body.

Nutrients contained:  Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, and vitamins A, B and C. 

Dandelion root supports the liver, which breaks down dietary toxins through stimulating bile, then acting as a gentle laxative.

Dandelion root also contains inulin which is a prebiotic that aids the flora in our innards. Inulin also helps to provide food energy without raising blood sugar.

The leaves of dandelion help the kidneys to excrete excess water in the body.

Actually, I found incredibly useful and inspirational information on the benefits and uses of the dandelion plant all over the internet!

You can harvest dandelion right from your lawn or buy a ready-made tea. I have done both. When I do buy a tea I opt for organic Traditional Medicinals. It’s clean label and USDA Organic.

Hope this helps!


Langenheim JH (2003) Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology and Ethnobotany. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 586 pages]

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