Dandelion Diuretic Benefits
More Powerful Than Drug

How to use dandelion diuretic action to beat water retention.

Dandelion leaf is a natural diuretic that increases urine production by promoting the excretion of salts and water from the kidney.

In 1983, Dan Hoffman, author of The New Holistic Herbal noted that the powerful diuretic action of dandelion is comparable to the drug furosemide, except that dandelion is a good source of potassium and consuming it doesn’t deplete the body of potassium.

Smart women who tend to gain water weight around their menstrual cycle use dandelion root faithfully, and they can fit into their smallest sized pants during the entire month. The herb has no known side effects and very low toxicity.

Fitness guru Jillian Michaels famously drank dandelion to help lose water weight fast. Here is a quote from her blog:

Everyone struggles with water retention. Whether you ate too many carbs the day before or you are hitting that time of the month; water weight is NO FUN. I found this recipe for “Dandelion Lemon Tea.” Jillian Michaels swears buy it!

This recipe is not meant to help you lose body fat, rather, it’s a quick fix for big events. The tea helps to flush out toxins and water; revealing a leaner, more cut look for your big day!

Here is Jillian’s Recipe:

60 ounces distilled water, one tablespoon of sugar free cranberry juice, one dandelion root teabag, 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Allow teabag to steep, and then over the course of a day, drink the entire 60 ounces of tea.

For further information on how to prepare dandelion tea, read Dandelion Root Tea.

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