Dandelions are real food for health conscious people. The flowers are so easy to use. They are one of my top 5 favorite of wild plants, just because they are so plentiful, good for so much of the year, and so good to eat.
Benefits of Dandelion Backed by Science
One of the most effective toxin removers (blood, lymph and liver cleanser)
Highly nutritious Dandelion is a source of fibers and vitamins A, C, K, E, folate and small amounts of other B vitamins. It provides minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Dandelion are full of antioxidants Antioxidants are molecules that help neutralize or prevent the negative effects of free radicals in your body. In addition, antioxidant capabilities can prevent aging and certain diseases.
Boosts immune system Studies have found that dandelion extract has an antiviral and antimicrobial effect, thus, making it an antibacterial agent.
Promotes liver function and is an excellent liver cleanser Animal studies have found that dandelion has a protective effect on liver tissue in the presence of toxic substances and stress. The results of the Studies have also indicated, that this plant may represent a promising approach for the prevention and treatment of obesity-related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
May help fight inflammation is one of your body’s natural responses to illness. However, excessive inflammation can lead to permanent damage to your body’s tissues and DNA. Studies have revealed that dandelion can be an anti-inflammatory agent.
May help to treat anemia because of its high Iron and zine content, it is used to support the treatment of anemia.
Support the treatment of chronic ulcers, joint stiffness and tuberculosis
May help to control blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. Chicoric and chlorogenic acid are two bio-active compounds in dandelion which may help reduce blood sugar.
Dandelion are used as a diuretic, for increasing the production of urine
May lower blood pressure Dandelion may lower blood pressure due to their diuretic effect and potassium content.
May reduce cholesterol Some bio-active compounds in this plant may lower cholesterol, which may decrease heart disease risk.
Relieves the body of excess heat
May help to lose weight Some researchers theorize that dandelion’s ability to improve carbohydrate metabolism and reduce fat absorption may lead to weight loss. However, this notion needs further studies.
Kills cancer cells Other test-tube studies have shown that dandelion root extract has the capacity to dramatically slow the growth of cancer cells in liver, colon and pancreatic tissue.
Supports bile secretion, healthy digestion and fights constipation One animal study revealed a significant increase in the rates of stomach contractions and emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine in rats who were treated with dandelion extract.
May be a useful skincare treatment Animal and test-tube research indicate that dandelion may protect against skin damage from sunlight, aging and acne.
May support healthy bones In addition, the green parts of this plant are a good source of calcium and vitamin K — both of which are associated with the prevention of bone loss.
Dandelion Root Benefits for Cancer, Cholesterol and the Liver. https://draxe.com/nutrition/dandelion-root/
Precautions for dandelions:
Herbs are a time-honored method of strengthening the body and healing sickness. Herbs, on the other hand, can cause negative effects and interact with other herbs, vitamins, or pharmaceuticals. For these reasons, you should only use herbs under the guidance of a medical professional.
Dandelion is usually thought to be safe. Touching dandelion may cause an allergic reaction in certain people. Others may get mouth ulcers. Dandelion should be avoided if you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, daisies, or iodine. Dandelion might produce increased stomach acid and heartburn in certain people. It may also cause skin irritation.
Before eating dandelion, anyone with kidney difficulties, gallbladder problems, or gallstones should check their doctors.
Consult your doctor if you are on liver medication, antibiotics, anti-coagulants, or lithium. Dandelion could possibly either exacerbate or counteract these medication clinical usages.
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