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Is Dandelion Root Tea Good for PKD Patients

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-11-11 09:43

Is Dandelion Root Tea Good for PKD PatientsIn the process of treating disease, the natural product is preferred by many people. Dandelion root is such a product. Is dandelion root tea good for PKD patients? The answer is absolutely yes. It can improve some of the symptoms of PKD.

Benefits of dandelion root tea

1. Treating high blood pressure. As a diuretic dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fiber and potassium in dandelion also regulate blood pressure.

2. Treating swelling and infection. It helps the kidney clear toxin, waste and excess water. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system. This reduces the symptom of swelling and infection.

3. Relieving back pain. Dandelion contains essential fatty acids and phytonutrients that reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve back pain.

4. Boosting immune system. Dandelion has high amount of vitamins. They can boost your immune system.

5. Improving poor appetite. Dandelion can improve bile production, which can stimulate appetite. It also balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

Dandelion root tea can also be used to treat other diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, anemia etc.

How to make dandelion root tea

You can boil the dandelion root with water for 5 to 8 minutes. It may taste bitter, rusty, earthy and nutty. If desired, add honey and milk to make it more tasteful.


Though drinking dandelion root tea has so many advantages, you should pay attention to the following:

1. Dandelion root may sometimes cause stomachache and heartburn.

2. If you have an allergy to other plants like ragweed, chrysanthemums, chamomile, yarrow etc, you should not use dandelion.

3. Dandelion root may interact with prescription medications. (If you do not know whether your medicine interact with dandelion root, you can email your detailed information to kidneyabc@hotmail.com, our expert will help you.)

4. If you are taking diuretic drugs, you should not drink dandelion tea.

5. If you are taking blood thinning drugs, you should avoid dandelion.

All in all, we should be cautious with our diet.

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