Beneficial Properties of Dandelions
Do you see a weed?
Or do you see a flower?
Did you know Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are actually an herb with many vital nutrients and healing properties?
You can actually eat Dandelions! From the petal all the way down to the root!
The leaves contain more iron and calcium, while the yellow flowers contain more carotenoids.
Dandelions help the digestive system as well as detoxification with the leaves focusing on the kidneys and the roots focusing on the liver.
What can this natural, wild-growing herb do?
- Aids in digestion
- Relieves constipation
- Improves skin issues
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- May also relieve allergies
However, even though this is a generally safe herb, it's important to take note if on any sort of medications it could interact with pharmaceutical diuretics. Not because the herb is bad for you, but rather the herb is trying to naturally heal you from your body being compromised by the prescribed medications.
How can you prepare this natural herb? As a simple tea!
- Dried herb= 1tsp-1tbsp per 8 ounces of water, 1-3 times per day
- Fresh herb= 1 large handful per 8 ounces, 1-3 times per day
There are other ways to prepare this herb to ingest it, but sometimes it's best to start simple!
So what do you see now? A weed or a flower with wonderful healthful properties?