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Dandelion Root Latte {An Herb With Anti-Cancer + Anti-Inflammatory Properties}

Dandelion Root Latte

Dandelion Root Latte {An Herb With Anti-Cancer + Anti-Inflammatory Properties}

One of my latest habits that I’ve been loving is doing a dandelion root latte. Seriously, so delicious. For a long time, I had dandelion and knew its benefits, but I didn’t really want to drink it? I think it was a mental thing that I had to overcome. Well, I encourage you to overcome it because you WON’T be sorry. I’m so mad that I waited so long to try this tea. It’s also caffeine free, so my heart palpitations won’t get triggered (which happens if I have too much caffeine)!

Don’t let this little weed fool you! It’s AMAZING.

Health Benefits of Dandelion Root

  • Studies in animals show that it increases bile flow helping your digestion and detoxification. Liver is a big player in the detoxication in our body, so dandelion supports these natural detox processes. With better detoxification and the antioxidant values that dandelion root holds, we become less inflamed.
  • It also holds anti-cancer properties, like in this study done in the Oncotarget. In a lab, dandelion root killed cancer cells without harming normal cells. Later on, they studied it in humans with colon cancer and showed that slowed the growth of colon cancer cells and activated various pathways to program cell death in the cancer cells. Another study showed how dandelion root triggered cell death in melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer. A study done last year in the Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy showed that in a lab, dandelion root also reduced the growth of gastric cancer cells. I would love to see more human studies done, like it was with colon cancer.
  • Contains inulin, which helps blood sugar stability.
  • Outside of the benefits I just mentioned, it is also a diuretic and laxative. (I personally haven’t had the laxative effect with it, since I just stick to one cup of this latte. I do notice the diuretic effect it has though when I drink it.)


It’s recommended that people with the obstruction of the bile ducts or gallbladder problems, use dandelion root with caution. If you are taking antibiotics, lithium, anti-diabetes drugs, anti-coagulants, and water pills, please use caution + ask your doctor before use of dandelion root, since there may be an interaction, such as an increased risk of side effects of the medication and/or decreasing the effectiveness of the medication.

If you are allergic to ragweed, you most likely with interact with dandelion.

Now, get yo’ drink on! Support that liver, reduce inflammation, and give your body some love. Tag us @nuvitruwellness on Instagram + Facebook when you make yourself a dandelion root latte – we would love to see it!

P.S. This is a great coffee substitute in the morning. 😉 Another great coffee substitute is our golden milk latte – check it out!

Dandelion Root Latte {An Herb Holding Anti-Cancer + Anti-Inflammatory Properties}

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 1 Latte


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tea Bag Dandelion Root
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Date Take out seed*
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp Grass-Fed Butter


  • Heat up the water until it's hot. When it's hot, soak the dandelion root tea bag for 5 minutes.
  • While the tea is seeping, in a blender put the almond milk, date, vanilla extract, and grass-fed butter.
  • Throw out the tea bag once the tea is done. Pour the tea into the blender. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until it's smoothy and frothy!
  • Enjoy!
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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).