(N.Morgan) Dandelion is a plant known for its strong diuretic properties plus it’s also been discovered that this plant has a few other health benefits that have proven to be quite effective treatment for many chronic health issues.
Dandelion also supports the creation of bile in the body, detoxifies the liver, and lowers cholesterol levels, aids people dealing with allergies.
Recently doctors have begun to recommend it as a supplement in a diet for postmenopausal women and pregnant women.
April and May are the perfect months of the year for harvesting dandelions.
Find a place that is far from the urban areas, pick the dandelions and use this time to decompress and enjoy nature.
Make sure that you are picking the entire plant not just the flowers because every part of this plant can be utilized.
One way to include the leaves of dandelion are as an ingredient in salad.
The leaves taste amazing when they are combined with potatoes and/or boiled eggs.
This combination has more nutrients than just the usual tomatoes and spinach salads.
It is also worth mentioning that dandelion is packed with higher amounts of carotene, compared to carrots and contains many other minerals and vitamins for an extra boost in nutritional value.
Dandelion stems have been found to be beneficial to gall bladder health, stabilize metabolism and cleanse the stomach and detoxify the blood.
People throughout history have used dandelion stems in cases of diabetes and the milk found in the stems was used for the elimination of warts.
A common misconception that dandelion milk is toxic and harmful is incorrect – this “milk” is very beneficial.
You can also use the flowers of dandelions to make a syrup that detoxifies the blood and improves digestion.
This syrup is a wonderful treatment to ease coughing and soothes an itchy throat.
Here’s the recipe for making dandelion syrup:
Harvest around 400 yellow dandelions.
Put them in a large bowl and pour about 3 liters of cold water over them.
Add four oranges and four lemons.
Wait for 24 hours.
After the 24 hours has passed use cheesecloth to strain the mixture and pour the liquid in a large pot.
Next, pour two pounds of sugar and cook for 90 minutes once you notice that the solution is boiling.
Make sure to stir the mixture once in a while.
The final result should be a thick syrup.
Next, lower the heat and put the warm syrup in heated jars that have been cleaned and sterilized.
Seal them tight.
Since the syrup comes in a very dense texture and consistency, many people call it dandelion honey.
This syrup/honey is great for eliminating the symptoms and signs of coughs, colds, fever and bronchitis.
Take it with the help of a teaspoon. It is also good to know that this natural syrup is great for the children too.
Tea made from Dandelion Flowers:
Pick some dandelions and leave them in the air until they get dry.
Prepare tea from the dried dandelion flowers and consume it while it is fresh.
Feel free to pour some honey because in this way you will boost the medicinal properties of this natural tea.
Pour the honey when the tea is not so hot.
It is recommended to use a wooden spoon instead of a plastic or metal spoon.
Dandelion Root For Treating Different Types of Cancer:
The medicinal properties of dandelions were confirmed by several scientific studies.
One study has proven that dandelion root extract successfully kills leukemia cells while boosting the immunity of normal cells.
Researchers have also suggested that dandelion root can be used to fight the more aggressive cancers like colon, prostate, liver, lung, and breast cancer.
In order to use dandelion root for this purpose, make sure that the root is completely dry.
Prior to the drying process, the dandelion root must be peeled and cut into small pieces with equal size.
Next, the dandelion root should be left on a fresh air.
Simply spread the pieces of this root on a clean surface in a dry, relatively dark place with great air circulation.
The roots should be dried for 3 to 4 days.
If the root feels brittle when you touch it, then it is completely dry.
Keep the dry dandelion roots in a jar for one year and this natural remedy will still have its unique properties.
Dandelion root detoxifies the gallbladder, liver, lymph and kidneys.
In addition, many people rely on this root when they have different health issues like constipation or they want to eliminate edema and acne.
There is evidence that shows that dandelion root is helpful in cases of rheumatism, arthritis, gallstones, hepatitis etc.
Dandelion root provides positive effects in diseases experienced exclusively by women.
This is especially true when it comes to treatment and prevention of diseases related to breasts like breast cancer, cysts, different tumors and issues with breast milk and breastfeeding.
Take 60 grams of fresh dandelion root and 30 grams of dried dandelion root and mix them well.
Sprinkle 2.5 ounces of fresh water over the mixture and add one pinch of salt.
Wait until the mixture starts boiling, cover the pot and simmer for about 20 minutes.
When finished, strain the mixture and consume three cups of this solution per day.
Dandelion Root Tea
Take some dry dandelion root, chop it and mince it.
Put this powder in a jar and wait for a few days.
After a few days, consume ½ a teaspoon of this powder poured in one glass of purified water.
These are only a few ways that dandelions can be used for optimal health and nutrition.
The video below discusses how dandelions have tremendous potential when it comes to helping people who are suffering from cancer.
How To Treat Leukemia, Prostate Cancer Cells With Dandelion Root Extract