Dandelion Benefits – NIH

  • Dandelions contain high levels of the antioxidant¬†beta-carotene, which may protect against cell damage and oxidative stress. (NIH)
  • Dandelions are rich in another type of antioxidants called polyphenols, which are found mainly in the flower but occur in the roots, leaves, and stems. (NIH) Other benefits of polyphenols are reducing inflammation.
  • Chicoric acid and chlorogenic acid are two bioactive compounds in dandelion that may help decrease blood sugar levels by limiting the digestion of starchy, high carb foods. (NIH)