Dandelion – a most delicious and healthy, pesky weed …. er, herb

Dandelions are not weeds, they are actually a nutritious herb loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, B, C, D, and K, as well as minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also contain flavonoids such as apigenin and luteolin. And dandelions make wonderful syrups, wines, and teas. Their leaves are occasionally used in soups, salads, and sandwiches, while the roasted roots can be used as a coffee substitute. Dandelion leaf tea daily may promote a healthy liver.

Dried or fresh dandelion leaves can also help with constipation, stimulates appetite, improve digestion, and reduce flatulence. It is diuretic so it increases urine flow and flushes out bacteria from the urinary tract and the bladder

Dandelion as an alterative (it alters us) or depurative herb, and acts as a blood purifier, which regulates metabolism and can help neutralize acids in the blood. It also encourages the liver to produce more bile, a greenish-yellow fluid that the body uses to digest dietary fats and remove toxins from the body.

Don’t use dandelions that have been treated with pesticides.

The leaves of dandelion are known to have a diuretic effect on the body which can increase the amount of urine passed. Dandelion may help lower total cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL cholesterol. may help lower hypertension. Since Dandelion leaves contain potassium, magnesium, and calcium, it has the potential to help regulate blood pressure levels.

Dandelion contains B vitamins, which can be an effective remedy for stress relief

Dandelion contains minerals and vitamins which are essential for clear and radiant skin when mixed with honey and yogurt and applied as a mask.

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