Dandelion root teabags are a type of teabag that contains various parts of the dandelion plant. Dandelion root tea is safe for most people but should be avoided by pregnant women and those who suffer from ragweed allergies.
Because dandelion root tea interacts with certain prescription medications, such as antibiotics, diuretics, Lithium and drugs that are altered by the liver, consult a physician to determine whether it is safe to consume this tea. Dandelion root, which has a nutty flavor, is often used as a substitute for coffee. Although the herb has been used for centuries to treat inflammation, digestive issues and skin conditions, scientific evidence is not sufficient to determine the herb's effectiveness as of 2014.