Dandelion: The celebrity red carpet must-have.
For years, dandelion has been a go-to for celebrities who are trying to squeeze into skin tight gowns before award season. Dandelion is a natural and safe flower that, when taken either in the form of a supplement or tea, it works as a natural diuretic, getting rid of excess water weight and belly bloat.
Have some tea in the morning or a supplement the night before and notice an immediate difference in your measurements. Supplements can be purchased at any vitamin store and teas at your local grocery.
Here are some other great health uses for dandelion:
- Digestive aid: Dandelions are high in fiber and can help prevent diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Prevents UTIs: Its ability to kill bacteria and increase urine flow has been proven to prevent urinary tract infections in women.
- Aids in relieving constipation: Dandelions work great as a laxative, increasing your bowel movements in a gentle way.
How to make fresh dandelion tea
The great thing about dandelions is that they can most likely be found right in your backyard. To turn these weeds into a delicious tea, simply pull the dandelion from the ground and make sure you get the root. Separate the root from the flower and stem and clean it thoroughly. Chop the root coarsely and boil it on your stovetop for about 10 minutes.