What is Dandelion?
Dandelion scientifically called as â€˜TaraxacumOfficinalis’. The first leaves of this familiar weed can be added to a green salad for a nutritious spring tonic. They are rich in minerals, especially iron and potassium and vitamins like A, B, D, and C. The leaves have powerful detoxifying actions. Bitter compounds in the leaves stimulate digestive juices, which regulates digestion. Dandelions diuretic actions treat cellulite, water retention, and urinary infections. Dandelion reduces uric acid which relieves gout and arthritis. It is a blood building herb that is helpful for anemia, strengthens circulation and reduces cholesterol.
Dandelion and Cancer
Dandelion sometimes unnoticed because of the weed in it, it is one of the most helpful and most effective medicinal plants. This is the best with many healing benefits. Now studies have indicated that it kills cancer cells. One study at Windsor University found that cancer patients who drank dandelion tea were getting better. when they analyzed the results, it was found that the dandelions focused in on the cancer cells and killed them, while it left non-cancerous cells alone (chemotherapy, on the other hand, kills all cells).
All parts of a dandelion can be used including
Dandelion roots, sap, and leaves are powerful ways to help the body healthy, ranging from improving liver function to combating skin conditions. Dandelion is used effectively across a variety of cultures. It helps the body in several ways to keep the body healthy. The study concluded that dandelion root extract may prove to be a not toxic alternative to conventional leukemia therapy.
Dandelion along with its roots, flower, and leaves have shown that it has an ability to fight against cancer cells and reduce the growth of melanoma cells.
In addition to helping treat cancer, dandelions have also been known to help with.
- Liver function
- Bone health
- Weight loss and many other health issues
You can buy dandelion tea, but for healing purposes, fresh is always best. Here is an easy quick recipe to make your own herbal tea using dandelions. You can easily make this tea and replace the regular tea with this amazing and effective dandelion tea.
- Take one ounce of dandelion root
- Simmer in three pints of water
- Continue simmering until the liquid is reduced by half
Dandelions grow all over the place. Because of this, be sure to select only dandelions that are growing in a controlled area where no chemicals have been sprayed. Growing them yourself in your own garden is best or purchases them from a trusted source.
In addition to tea, dandelion can be enjoyed in a salad as well. The leaves and flowers are dibbles and quite delicious.
Other health benefits of dandelion
- It acts a natural diuretic
- Helps in weight loss
- Cures gout
- Coffee alternative
- Flights infections
- Anemia remedy
- Acne relief
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves vision
Normalizes blood sugar levels