Dandelions, also known as Taraxacum officinale, are a type of flowering plant native to Europe, Asia and North America.Dandelions grow wild all over the world in almost every climate.
The root of the dandelion is where all the medicinal goodness is located.
The dandelion leave and stems are edible and make a tasty, healthy addition to green salads and stir fry recipes.Dandelion also has a history of use as a natural diuretic.
Dandelion may be able to help prevent and treat some liver diseases. This includes acetaminophen-induced liver injury (AILI),nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and alcohol-related liver damage.
Dandelions contain beta- carotene, which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.Dandelions contain bioactive compounds that may help lower a person’s cholesterol.There is some evidence to suggest that dandelions contain compounds that may help with regulating blood sugar.
Dandelion extracts and compounds may help reduce inflammation in the body. Dandelion plant may promote improved carbohydrate metabolism and fat absorption. Dandelions may help boost the immune system. Researchers have found that dandelions show both antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Dandelions on digestion found that certain chemical compounds present in dandelions improved gastric emptying. Dandelion may help protect the skin from sun damage.
HOW TO USE:
1 to 2 tsp per cup of water boil on high 10 min then steep for 5 min
Anyone who reacts to these flowers should drink dandelion tea with caution or avoid it altogether. Use of this root may interfere with the absorption of any current medication, so check with your doctor before using this herbal solution.
Dandelions also contain small amounts of iodine and latex. People suffering from gallstones, kidney damage, or gallbladder issues should not take dandelion root.