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Dandelion


                                                                                                  The Powerful Benefits of Dandelion

        Dandelion: Has a long history of medicinal use, especially as a diuretic. Now a days it is more likely to be known for its Culinary

                             Properties. The Young leaves are rich in Vitamins and Minerals and can be used in Salads or Cooked Like Spinach.

                             The Roots are used to make a Coffee Substitute and Home Wine Makers use the Leaves and Flowers.

 

                                      Type of plant= Hard Perennial

                                       Uses= Cosmetic

                                                    Culinary

                                                    Household

                                                    Medicinal

                                        Parts of the plant used= Flowers

                                                                                      Leaves

                                                                                      Root

       Dandelion is known to have benefits for your Kidneys, Upset Stomach and Diabetes, it may help in benefiting the normalization of Blood

       Sugar Levels and it improves Cholesterol both which can help improve Diabetic Symptoms. Dandelion has also been known to benefit

       Liver and Gall Bladder problems. It is best known as a Mild Laxative and an Appitite Stimulant, the Leaves also contain High Levels of 

       Potassium.

 

                                     USA= Dandelion is recognized as safe

                                     UK= Dandelion is on the general sales list

                                     Canada= Dandelion is approved as an over the counter drug

                                     Germany= Commission E approved as an over the counter drug

 

       Phytochemical(Any Biologically active compounds found in plants) benefits: 

                                     1. Beta Carotene

                                     2. Betasitosterol(similar to Cholesterol, may help Reduce Cholesterol Levels)

                                     3. Caffeic Acid(benefits Exercise Related Fatigue, Weight Loss, Cancer, HIV and Herpes)

                                     4. Cryptoxanthin(benefits the Lungs, Colon Cancer, Rheumaotid Arthritis)

                                     5.Lutein(benefits Eye Health)

                                     6. Mannitol(benefits Renal, Caridac, and Vascular problems)

                                     7. P Coumaric Acid(benefts Stomach Cancer)

                                     8. Saponin(benefits Lowering Cholesterol Levels, Liver Injury, HIV Invetro)

                                     9. Stigmasterol(benefits Alzheimers and Osteoarthiritis)

       Nutrients

                              1. Calcium

                              2. Iron

                              3. Magnesium

                              4. Manganese

                              5. Phosphourous

                              6. Potassium

                              7. Selenium

                              8. Zinc

                              9. Vitamins B1,2,3 and C

Dandelion is said to:

                Clean the Blood and Liver and increase Bile Production. It Reduces Serum in Cholesterol and

                reduces Uric Levels. It improves the function of the Kidneys, Pancreas, Spleen, and Stomach

                it relieves Menopausal symptoms and is also useful for Abcesses, Anemia, Boils, Breast Tumors, 

                Cirrhosis of the Liver, Constipation, Fluid Retention, Hepatitis, Jaundice, and Rheumatism. Also 

                believed to help prevent Age Spots and Breast Cancer.

****DANDELION SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED WITH PRESCRIPTION DIURETICS AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED

       FOR PEOPLE WITH GALL STONE OR BILIARY OBSTRUCTION****

*****SIDE AFFECTS*****

                 ---- MAY INCREASE HEART BURN

                 ---- DO NOT INGEST IF ALLERGIC TO DANDELION

                 ---- MAY IRRITATE SKIN IF ALLERGIC

                 ---- OVERDOSE MAY RESULT IN GASTRO INTESTINAL UPSET AS DANDELION IS

                       SAID TO HAVE A LAXATIVE AND DIURETIC AFFECT 

                        

 

 

 

                          

by Dharitri Valterra