Dandelions Are Surprising source of Good Health

jjmyles By jjmyles, 4th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What I once considered a troublesome weed has turned out to be a powerhouse of health for the body.

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As children we made wreaths out of them to wear in our hair and we picked bouquets of these cheerful yellow buttons Known as Dandelions to give to our mom. Then when we grew up these once smile provoking “weeds” became the bane of our existence as we fought a never ending battle to rid our manicured lawns of these persistent “nuisance weeds”.

I for one finally surrendered to the mighty dandelions and decided to find a way to co-exist.

Not only did I discover that I can live with dandelions in my lawn, but I also found that these delightful yellow flora are actually of great benefit to the health and well being of myself and my family.

Alternative Health care providers clinically use dandelion root to promote liver detoxification and dandelion leaves to support kidney function. Rich in vitamin-A, C, iron and calcium and detoxifiers its juice can be used to treat colds and congestion, as well. They are a rich source of Beta-carotene and vitamin A, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin, and protein.

The Dandelion provides relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and weight loss.

Dandelion is high in anti oxidants such as vitamin-C and Luteolin which reduce free radicals and also detoxifies the body, This is actually helpful in protecting us from cancer.

Dandelion roots are used in natural medicine to treat a variety of infectious viral diseases because of their ability to activate the production of nitric oxide, which is known to be effective against several types of bacteria, parasites and tumors. The roots can be boiled or fried and eaten like a vegetable. Dandelion leaves are often used to make a tea that is considered as a tonic for digestive disorders. The leaves and flowers make a healthy addition to your dinner salad. The flowers can also be used to make a quite tasty wine.

I wrote and published much of this information on Dandelions in 2010 at alternative-medicine.knoji.com/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-dandelions/


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Your information on dandelions is great, we have been told they are bad just so companies can sell more weed poison.

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author avatar jjmyles
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Mark Gordon Brown. It is true that many of the plants that are termed as "weeds" are actually very beneficial But your probably correct about the classification as weeds is about making money selling toxic poisons to kill them.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Nature is our ally, but we distance from it with our lifestyle. Thanks for this informative post - siva

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author avatar Sherri Granato
9th Jan 2015 (#)

So, grazing in my yard would not be a strange thing to do? Thanks for the healthy tips.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
9th Jan 2015 (#)

my grandmother used to tell me that about dandilions all the time, i didn't knew how useful to ur health they could be till a few years ago.

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