Dandelion is known not just for its amazing diuretic properties. It also helps with many aspects of your health. To start with, you should know about the following benefits of dandelion:
- Stimulating the formation of bile
- Cleansing liver
- Reducing cholesterol
- Helping with allergies
Postmenopausal and pregnant women are also suggested to take dandelion as dietary supplement.
April is the best time of the year to pick dandelion. It grows mostly in the areas out of town and away from the roads – somewhere you can also enjoy your time in the arms of nature and spend your time reading.
It is extremely easy to pick the whole plant. Just tinker the knife under its root and you can remove it wholly from the roots. It is also recommended to get the whole plant because all the parts of this wild plant have amazing healing properties.
You can prepare salad with the dandelion leaves, known as radicchio. You can enjoy it best with potatoes and boiled eggs. It is richer in vitamins compared to even tomatoes and spinach.
As already mentioned, dandelion is known not just for its remarkable diuretic properties. It is also known for its liver cleansing, bile formation, allergy-fighting, and cholesterol-reducing benefits too. It is also highly recommended to be taken as dietary supplement for women who are post-menopausal or are pregnant.
When it comes to carotene, carrots are the first things that come to mind. But dandelions have even more carotene compared to carrots. They are also rich in various minerals and vitamins.
Stems of Dandelion
The stems dandelion help in improving the process of dissolution of the gall bladder. They also help in the purification of blood and stomach, and in the regulation of metabolism. They are also recommended in folk medicine to fight diabetes. The milk from dandelion stems have been used for wart removal. It has been claimed by some that the “milk” dandelion is toxic. However, the truth is that it is non-toxic and has healing benefits. It is the very opposite of toxic.
Flowers of Dandelion
Dandelion flowers provide a syrup that is also referred to as honey. It helps in cleaning and strengthening your blood and digestion. It is also beneficial against coughing.
So with all these benefits, you should take advantage of this nature’s gift.
How to Prepare?
- Pick 400 yellow flowers dandelion
- Pour 3 liters cold water into them
- Add 4 sliced oranges and 4 sliced lemons in them
- Let it remain so for 24 hours and then strain using a cheesecloth so that there are no crumbs
- Move the liquid into a pot
- Add 2 lbs sugar and stir regularly and cook for 1-1/2 hour after the liquid boils This will create a thick syrup.
Lower the heat and remove this hot syrup into hot jars. Make sure the jars have been already sterilized.
Close the jars.
The syrup will have a dense texture and it is mostly referred as honey.
This syrup is beneficial in eliminating the symptoms of coughs, colds and bronchitis. Take just 1 tsp of it and it is wonderful of kids. Your kids can have it daily.
You can also use dandelion for preparing tea.
Pick its flowers and leave them in the air to dry. When the flowers become dried, prepare tea and drink it freshly prepared. In fact, you may also add honey to further increase the healing benefits of tea.
Note: – You should never add it when dandelion tea is hot. You should also use only plastic / wooden spoon and not metal spoon.
Cancer Curing Benefits of Dandelion Roots
The amazing healing benefits of dandelion were discovered more recently. Scientists have also claimed that dandelion root are also capable of curing cancer.
Make sure that you dry the dandelion root before using them. Peel them carefully before drying and then cut them into small but equal sized pieces. The root should then be dried in fresh air.
Spread them on an even surface in a cool and dry place where there is lots of air flow. It can take anything from 3 days to 2 weeks for the roots to dry. Dried roots can be recognized when they turn brittle under your fingers. Once dried, dandelion roots will reserve all the medicinal properties for even 1 year. Make sure that the jar is kept in a dark and dry place.
The main health benefits of dandelion root include cleansing the
The toxins are eliminated through our urine.
The root is also used for treating various diseases. This includes:
- Cleansing the skin of edema and acne
- Curing rheumatism
Dandelion root is highly beneficial for women’s diseases. It is specifically helpful in preventing and treating different diseases related to the breasts like cancer, cysts, different types of tumors, and issues related to breast milk and breastfeeding.
How to Prepare Recipe?
- Take 30 gm of dried dandelion root and mix with 60 gm of fresh mixture
- Drizzle 2.5 oz water and add just a pinch of salt
- Bring this liquid to a boil in a pan
- Then cover the pan and allow it to simmer for up to 20 minutes
- Once its cooked, drain all the contents
- You can drink 3 cups of this tea every day.
Dandelion root tea:
- First dry the dandelion root and chop them finely
- Then mince them
- The powder can be stored for future use
- Drink just 1/2 tsp in 1 glass water