Dandelion – More than just a Weed?

No creature is fully
itself till it is, like a dandelion,
opened in the bloom of pure
relationship to the sun, the
entire living cosmos.
D.H. Lawrence

dandelion
So, you’re walking round your yard and spot a dandelion. Most likely the first thought is go and get some Weed B Gon and spray the life out of that little creeper. Before you take off running for the sprayer……STOP!!! And let me tell you about the numerous benefits of this overlooked flower.

Did you know that dandelions are herbs that are used for medicinal purposes? They contain Vitamins A, C and D. They also contain a sufficient amount of zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium.

  • Digestive Benefits

    The dandelion aids digestion, stimulating the production of digestive juices starting in the mouth.

 
  • Liver Benefits

    Drinking dandelion tea aids the liver in its production of bile and reduces inflammation, jaundice, hepatitis and gall bladder disease, according to Columbia University.

 
  • Effects on Blood Sugar

    Dandelion has been shown to have an effect on blood sugar levels, acting as a stabilizing agent, buffering against extreme highs and lows. Drinking dandelion tea three times a day is helpful for the management of diabetes, according to Ohio University.

  • Reduction Of Kidney Stones

    Dandelion is high in oxalates and the tea may be consumed at the same times as high-calcium foods, which bind in the intestine, creating protection for the kidneys.

  • Weight Loss

    The leaves of the dandelion plant have a diuretic action on the body, and can be consumed as a tea to help bring on weight loss, as well as reduce excess fluids in the body.

 
  • Cancer-Fighting Properties

    Antibodies to cancer have been found in the body as a result of consuming dandelion in all forms, including the tea, reports Columbia University.

 
Note: Dandelion tea has antioxidant properties. Drinking this tea may have anti-aging effects. You can purchase Dandelion tea at any of your local grocery store.
Here’s to Your Health,
Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional
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