GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – Dandelion root is considered a weed by some and still is one of the best herbs to aid the liver. Your liver actually plays an important role in the regulation of hormones. In addition to processing all your toxins, it also metabolizes all your estrogen. Due to our exposure to artificial sources of estrogen from consuming conventional dairy and meat products from animals that have been treated with hormones this balance can be disturbed. To maintain good hormonal health there should be a balance between estrogen and progesterone. If your liver is sluggish or not metabolizing toxins and estrogens properly, you will have higher levels of estrogen in your system than desired.
Easy ways to liver health and function are by reducing body fat, buying organic products, avoiding environmental toxins and by reducing sugar and alcohol intake. Additionally, you can include healthful liver support by introducing dandelion or other great liver toning agents like dandelion into you diet.
You can buy Dandelion root tea at most grocers or health food stores. You can even just dig up a dandelion root from your yard, rinse it well and chop it into pieces. Then steep the pieces in boiled water for at least 30 but no more than 40 minutes. Then just strain the tea into your cup and enjoy.