It’s Not a Weed – Dandelion Health Benefits
Health Alert! Dandelions have health benefits like relief from liver disorders, diabetes, jaundice, anemia, and even urinary disorders and more. Packed full of vitamins C, A, and K, iron and calcium, this flower isn’t a weed; it’s actually a flower. It’s an edible flower! And this flower has health benefits you need to know – you won’t walk pass one without thinking, wow! Amazing flower.
What is a Dandelion
This great yellow flower that shows its pretty self in the Springtime is a plant that is packed with health benefits. Dandelions, also called lion’s tooth (translated in French), is a perennial belonging to the Taraxacum genus. And check this out, every part of the plant is edible. That’s right, from the yellow flower to the root. You can make wine, coffee or tea with the root, or even burgers. Amazing right?
- Liver disorders – dandelions can help the liver. They help in maintaining the flow of bile, promotes digestion, while stimulating the liver. With helping proper digestion, they help reduce the occurrence of constipation. And with proper digestion, they help reduce gastrointestinal issues.
- Urinary Disorders – dandelions are highly diuretic, meaning they assist with eliminating deposits of toxic substances in the urinary tract and kidneys. They also inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system.
- Acne – oh that awful acne, especially with teenagers going through hormonal changing. The wonderful dandelion juice (or milk sap) is a great detoxifier, stimulant, antioxidant and diuretic. Dandelion juice, given the properties, helps with the removal of toxins through sweat and urine. Also, using it topically, directly on the acne, helps the healing giving its vitamin C (note: some people with pollen allergies can become irritated with the milk sap)
- Jaundice – jaundice is where the liver starts overproducing bile, which goes into the bloodstream and causes chaos on the body’s metabolism. Also, with the overproduction of bile gives a person that yellow tint to the eyes and skin. Dandelions help with the steps of getting rid of jaundice. Remember I mention dandelions are diuretic? Diuretic promotes urination, which is good for jaundice as urination helps rid excess bile. Given its antioxidants property, dandelions aid with fighting viral infection.
- Anemia – dandelions help with ridding anemia given its levels of iron, vitamin B, and protein content. This helps with the formation of red blood cells, which is important for anemic individuals.
- Diabetes – dandelion juice helps with keeping blood sugar level low. Aside from its diuretic property, it increases urination and expels excess sugar from the body. Additionally, dandelion juice also helps with regulating the dangers of insulin spikes.
Let’s Incorporate Dandelions
Dandelions are not a weed, but a wonderful plant providing awesome health benefits. Helps:
Additionally, this great plant is edible from flower to its roots. Drink it as coffee or tea (clean the roots, dry roots for a week and grind them up), put the greens in salads, or make a burger with its yellow petals. So the next time you see this great yellow flower, don’t think it as a pesky weed, but a healthy edible plant you may just want to incorporate in your menu.
(note: make sure if you gather dandelions, it hasn’t been where the yard was pesticide. If taken in large amounts, it’s better to side safe and check with your physician before taking this plant. May cause skin irritations to those with flower pollen allergies)
*this product is not intended to replace, diagnose, treat, cure, and prevent any diseases. Always consult with your physician. Statements not evaluated by the FDA.