Dandelion is a highly beneficial plant. It’s effective in treating allergies, detoxifying the liver, lowering cholesterol, and stimulating bile formation. It also has diuretic effects and is great for pregnant and postmenopausal women.
The best time for picking this herb is the beginning of April. You should get it in unpolluted places, far away from the urban center and far from roads.
All parts of dandelion have medicinal properties. Its leaves are great for a vitamin-rich salad. You can mix them with potatoes and eggs.
Its stem relieves stomach complications, purifies the blood, regulates the metabolism, and promotes the gallbladder function.
Traditional medicine also recommends this plant as powerful remedy against diabetes. Likewise, the milk from the stem is very effective in the removal of warts.
You can use its flowers to make dandelion syrup, which purifies and fortifies the blood, promotes digestion, and relieves cough.
Here’s how to prepare dandelion syrup:
Pick 400 yellow dandelion flowers. Pour 3 liters of cool water over them before adding chopped slices of 4 oranges and 4 lemons. Leave the mixture for 24 hours.
Then, use cheesecloth to strain the mixture and transfer the resultant liquid in a pot before adding 2 cups of sugar. Cook it for about 90 minutes, frequently stirring.
Once it starts boiling, and it’s fairly thick, minimize the heat and empty the hot syrup into hot, sterilized jars. The syrup is great in the treatment of bronchitis, cold, and cough. Children can also use it.
Use sun-dried dandelion leaves to prepare dandelion tea. Drink the tea regularly. You can also add honey using a wooden/plastic spoon to enhance its taste.
Dandelion root cures cancer
A recent scientific research has revealed that dandelion root can cure cancer. Hence, to prepare the root for future use, you need to peel and cut it in small equal pieces. Then, dry them in the fresh air.
Spread them on an appropriate surface, in a cool dry place with excellent air flow. Give the roots about 2 weeks to dry, until they become brittle under your fingers. Afterwards, store them in a jar, in a dry, and dark place.
Dandelion is effective in cleansing the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and lymph. It’s also used in the treatment of various health complications, like arthritis, gallstones, hepatitis, constipation, acne, edema, and hepatitis.
Moreover, dandelion root is highly beneficial in the case of women’s ailments, especially in the prevention and treatment of many breasts complications, including cancer, tumors, cysts, as well as issues related to breastfeeding and breast milk.
Dandelion tea: recipe:
Mix 60 grams of fresh dandelion with 30 grams of dried dandelion root. Add the mixture to a pan with 2.5 ounces of water with some salt. Allow the liquid to boil before covering the pan and letting it simmer for 20 minutes. Afterwards, strain and take 3 cups on a daily basis.
Dandelion root tea- recipe:
After drying some dandelion roots, finely chop them before mincing them. Keep them in a jar for later use. Each day, add a ½ teaspoon in a glass of water. Drink it.