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Health Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea

Tea and coffee have the terrible reputation of being mind-altering drugs that are more detrimental to your health than not, but herbal brews like dandelion root tea have many health benefits than you can imagine.

Herbal teas have more anti-oxidants that flush out the toxins in your body; they can help you lose weight and maintain your health.

For dandelion plants, people can use each part of the plant to create their blend; meaning roots, leaves, and stems can be turned into a health drink. You can mix your concoction at home or shop online; plus, with the various coupons for health products available, you can save on the cost of the ingredients or the whole mix.

If you are planning on adopting a healthier lifestyle, here are some of the health benefits of dandelion root tea that you should know:

Substitute for Coffee

substitute for coffee

The thing about eating and drinking unhealthy foods is that the effects are not always immediate. That’s why most people think there aren’t any.

But, the fact is that coffee and any other caffeinated drinks are beautifully advertised drugs that might make you feel fancy when drinking but have adverse on your body. They cause addictions, nausea, insomnia, increased heart rate, restlessness, nervousness, fidgeting, and more.

Dandelion roots when roasted until dark brown, then soaked in hot water before straining can be an alternative to coffee for those wanting the pleasure of caffeine without the harm.

Anti-inflammatory Effects

Anti-inflammatory Effects, dandelion root tea

Research states that inflammation affects many types of diseases. And, while there is no conclusive evidence to support the hypothesis that dandelion tea may help with inflammation, the possibility that the compounds it contains can help is much more significant to be dismissed entirely.

The whole dandelion plant can be brewed for anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.

Lowers Cholesterol

lower cholestrol with dandelion root tea



A 2012 study on effects of dandelion on hyperlipidemia in rats suggests that the plant may have the capacity to inhibit the pancreatic lipase enzyme. That, in turn, affects the lipid and cholesterol concentration in their bodies.

Reduces Liver Damage

reduces liver damage
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Another one of the many health benefits of dandelion root tea is also a reduction in liver damage. According to the Nutrition reviews, it limited the extent of damage in rats.

It is believed that the anti-oxidants in the dandelion roots might detoxify the liver; it can also help with eye and skin problems and might reduce symptoms of liver disease.

Helps with Digestion

improve digestion with dandelion root tea

Dandelion has been part of the tribal medical practices used to treat many ailments of the human body. One such problem was with digestion.

All current evidence is somewhat anecdotal; but, in history, dandelion root tea was used to improve appetite, relieve constipation, and other digestive concerns.

Final Thoughts

These are some of the numerous potential health benefits of dandelion root tea; and, while there need to be more research on the topic, human trials to be conducted, it can be safely said that it is a much better way for healthy living than adopting vitamin supplements or medicines.

So, stay away from chemical alternatives and make a habit of drinking and eating healthy for a better, happier life.

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Author Bio

Haziqa Ishtiaq is a versatile blogger and content specialist for PennySaviour. You can find her works in the world of travel, business, tech, fashion, shopping, etc. on her blog. She holds a degree in Biotechnology but also has a passion for literature. She enjoys the simple pleasures in life, like reading next to a warm, cozy fire in the winter. You can follow her Twitter and LinkedIn to read up on her latest updates.



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Bohri Food Fest

Relish Home-Cooked Authentic Bohri Cuisine by Home Chef Umaima Abdulally at The Resort

The Resort to hold live-cooking sessions where visitors can enjoy authentic Bohri cuisines cooked by people from communities belonging to them

The Resort located in Madh-Marve Malad, will host a live-cooking counter with authentic Bohri food by Umaima Abdulally who has been in the food industry since the past 13 years. Abdulally, who is currently a homemaker and active blogger, loves dishing up and serving original Bohri food in all its goodness. The menu presented to visitors during the sessions will be an impressive buffet and will have a delectable spread of some signature Bohri dishes including the main course as well as desserts. Abdulally will also share recipes of the inimitable dishes with enthusiasts. 

The Resort’s unique venture gives a new dimension to the concept of home-chefs by providing space to cooking enthusiasts to display their skills and giving gourmets an opportunity to taste the cuisines of different communities cooked in their most authentic form by people actually belonging to them. The Resort will soon also be holding similar such sessions which will feature more distinctive cuisines from across the country.

Kalamro, Bohri food
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So, if you want to taste the mouth-watering Bohri Dabba Goshts, Kheema Khichdi, the delicious ‘mithaas’ Kalamro, Malida, Gol Pani or the lip-smacking Kari Chawal and Kharak Halwa head to The Resort in Madh Marve and immerse yourself in the exquisiteness of Bohri food.

Kharak halwa, Bohri food
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What: Authentic Bohri Cuisine
Where: High-Tide Restaurant, The Resort Mumbai
When: 17th, 24th and 31st of August (Only on Saturdays)
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

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Best Bhutanese Food- Feast of Bhutan Dishes – Fermented YAK Cheese!

If there’s one Bhutanese food restaurant you have to eat at when you’re in Bhutan it’s the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant. This was probably the best Bhutanese food meal that I had in all of Bhutan. The food and the knowledge of Bhutanese culture was amazing.

Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant – They also have a museum, but the best reason to come here is for their restaurant. They aim to really preserve traditional Bhutan culture and food. Even though I had been in Bhutan for almost two weeks already, I tried some very unique Bhutanese dishes at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant and also got a lesson on how to eat traditional Bhutanese food. This is one of the world’s greatest Bhutanese restaurants and preservations of Bhutanese culture in Thimphu.

Here are some of the main Bhutanese dishes we ate:

  • Suja – herbal butter tea
  • Sweet buckwheat
  • Bitter buckwheat noodles
  • Dried fiddlehead ferns
  • Roasted barley dough Bamboo shoots and fermented beans
  • Dried beef with fermented yak cheese
  • Sikam paa – dried pork with chilies
  • Chanterelle mushrooms
  • Ema datshi – chillies and cheese Bhutanese chicken curry
  • Kewa datshi – potatoes and cheese

After our huge Bhutanese food lunch, we had some Indian food with Matt including some momos and paratha for dinner. It was a great day of food in Thimphu, Bhutan!

Do you want to explore Bhutanese cuisine in Bhutan? Go to http://food.mybhutan.com to book your exclusive food tour with MyBhutan.



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