Dandelion roots are helpful for balancing hormones and detoxification. They also have anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of taraxasterols, and are rich in minerals (iron, manganese, calcium, potassium) and nutritive compounds such as carotenes.
In traditional herbal medicine, dandelion root is used to help get things moving in cases of mild constipation. Un-roasted roots are also known to be rich in the gut-nourishing prebiotic inulin,
Dandelion coffee is sometimes used for weight loss, as a diuretic or laxative and as a digestive aid. It is a rich source of prebiotic fiber, flavonoids, carotenoids, sesquiterpene lactones, phenolic acids, triterpines, sterols and other phytonutrients.
Dandelion root coffee is currently being researched for its medicinal benefits. It has been studied for its effects on cancer, liver function, cardiovascular health and blood glucose regulation.