Dandelion is more than just a summer annoyance. It's a long-time herbal favorite for nourishing the urinary tract and the liver. Dandelion Root is also commonly recommended for natural support of healthy blood pressure. These benefits are due, in part, to Dandelion's high concentration of potassium
Dandelion root is beneficial for liver problems, and detoxifies poisons from the liver (cleansing) which is important for proper liver function. It is rich in potassium and a good source of plant protein. It is is helpful for edema - swollen ankles and feet - and high blood pressure. Dandelion is high in the natural good salts the body must have for proper function. It can be very helpful by reducing stiffness in the joints, and help to reduce serious cholesterol and uric acid. In Europe, Dandelion is used in treating diabetes. Dandelion is a superior blood purifier for the entire body.
Benefits of Dandelion Root:
Acne, age spots, anemia, arthritis, asthma, blood cleanser, high blood pressure (helper), edema, eczema, gallbladder, hepatitis, hypoglycemia, jaundice, kidney infection (use Golden Seal also), liver disorders, skin problems, weight loss - can increase a poor appetite for the underweight person.
Dandelion is also known by the names Lion's Tooth, Blow Ball, Cankerwort, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, and Wild Endive.
The genus name Taraxacum is derived from the Greek word "taraxos", meaning "disorder" and "akos" meaning "remedy".
It is one of the bitter herbs in the Passover tradition.
Dandelions were brought from Europe by the early Colonists. They are one of the planet's most famous and useful weeds.
Dandelions were used to help "clear the body of old emotions such as anger and fear that can be stored in the body's liver and kidneys".
Dandelion is more than just a common lawn weed - it contains vital nutrients and minerals as well as vitamins A, B, C and D.
Dandelion has been used for centuries as a primary herb that purifies the blood and flushes toxins out of the body, via the liver and kidneys.
Today, Dandelion is commonly found in salads, wines and multi-herbal combinations.
Rich in calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and sodium, Dandelion is ideal for treating high blood pressure and poor digestion by stimulating the circulation of blood to the entire body.
Dandelion's anti-inflammatory properties help alleviate inflammation and muscle spasms, plus it acts as a mild laxative relieving constipation.
Dandelion, unlike some chemical diet supplements, will not deplete the body of potassium when used for weight loss.
The principal constituents responsible for Dandelion's effect on the digestive system and liver are the bitter principles. Previously referred to as taraxacin, these constituents are sesquiterpene lactones of the eudesmanolide and germacranolide type, and are unique to Dandelion.
Dandelion Root contains approximately 40% inulin, a fiber widely distributed in fruits, vegetables and other plants. Inulin is classified as a food ingredient (not as an additive) and is considered to be safe to eat. In fact, inulin is a significant part of the daily diet of most of the world’s population.
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