The dandelion (Taraxacum) belongs to the genus of herbs and is from the family Asteraceae. It is a perennial herb with yellow flowers, it grows successfully on every land, but mostly meadows and lawns, empty places and abandoned fields. It grows along roads and around settlements.
The dandelion strengthens the body and helps the body get rid of toxins. Dandelion is a natural remedy for many diseases. The dandelion is also used in kidney, liver, gallstones, digestive systems, it is effective for purifying the body and for improving the metabolism.
The root of the dandelion is more effective than chemotherapy – it destroys all cells, while the dandelion kills only carcinogens. After a series of research by Canadian scientists found that dandelion root destroys cancer cells without causing any harm to the healthy.
Even ancient people knew that the dandelion has medicinal properties, and that the juice drained from the young dandelion improves the impaired health.
Dandelion is known for its healing properties. But it is also a very nutritious herb rich in vitamins A, B, C, with minerals (especially potassium, sodium and magnesium) and with organic acids. The spring dandelion is made from completely young leaves, which are harvested before blooming of the plant and outside the populated areas.
In folk medicine, dandelion is applied to strengthen the body and to spring cleansing of the blood. Tea, syrup or wine can be made from it.
The root of the dandelion has a complex chemical composition. Milk dandelion juice contains: heterozids, carbohydrates, minerals, and other useful ingredients, so it is often used to treat stone in the gallbladder, kidney stones, atherosclerosis and many other ailments.
Dandelion for cleaning and strengthening the body
The people with gentle health recommend the salad of fresh, completely young leaves and dandelion root, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil. Such salad or pure dandelion juice purifies the blood, improves the blood count, as well as cleans the body from the accumulated toxins. After this cleansing of the organism, the rheumatic symptoms and the disappearance of many skin diseases, which are often a consequence of the pollution of the organism with toxins, comes to light.
Dandelion as a natural remedy for atherosclerosis and kidney stone
In modern medicine, the dandelion has great significance as an agent that helps normalize the exchange of matter in the body. With this, the dandelion acts favorably in some diseases, such as: gout, rheumatism, skin rashes, furunculosis (swelling of the skin) and obesity.
In Bulgaria, the dandelion is widely used as a means of treating atherosclerosis, and the dandelion in Germany and Poland is also used as a natural remedy against the stone in the bud and as an elixir in the period of reconvalescence after the prevalent severe infectious diseases.
Dandelion for better appetite and better digestion
The dandelion leaves are rich in carotenoids, with vitamins like. A, B1, B2 and C, with minerals (especially potassium, calcium and magnesium), stearines, insulin, rubber, choline, organic acids, potassium and calcium and resin salts.
The bitter substances from the herb improve the appetite and improve the digestion of food. Also, the dandelion, like all other bitter herbs, stimulates the excretion of the bile.
Dandelion as a natural remedy for the liver and gallbladder
The root and dandelion leaf are used in the treatment of liver and gallbladder diseases, for the treatment of stone in the gallbladder, as well as a natural remedy for colitis (inflammation of the colon), jaundice, constipation … The root is collected in spring, when it is the best, and the leaves are harvested before the flowering of the herb.
Dandelion as a raw material for getting medication
In modern medicine and in the pharmaceutical industry, dandelion root is used as a raw material for the production of drugs, as research and phytochemical studies have shown that it contains: bitter glycoside taracycin, polysaccharides, insulin, sucrose, proteins and many other useful substances.
Dandelion in addition to dishes
The young leaves of the dandelion can be added to other fresh salads, put in stews, make them delicious and healthy sauces and add to the meat roasted to the heat.
The right gourmets argue that the acidified or marinated floral buds of the dandelion are great for making a variety of delicious and healthy sauces and dressings.
Drugs based on dandelion should not be taken for more than a month and a half days, since overdose can burden the digestive organs and cause side effects. If used in recommended quantities, dandelion is one of the strongest remedies of nature.
For medications, dandelion that grows in a clean environment should be used. The urban dandelion filters out contaminated air and absorbs toxins, so it is not recommended, as it can hurt more than help the organ
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