To some, they are a great source of potassium, iron, magnesium, copper, vitamin A, C, D and B-complex and, moreover, a cure for digestive disorders, joint pains, fevers or bloating. To you, however, dandelions probably still are a type of insignificant yard pest. Did you ever think of dandelions as a herbal miracle? Here you’ll find out what they can do for your health. In order to benefit from their healthy effects, the plants should be plucked out when their roots reach about one inch, and, afterwards, dried.
- The white juice can heal wounds, burns and efficiently fights bacteria. Furthermore, insect stings and bites, as well as acne can get better after applying the sap on the lesion.
- Made into tea, dandelions have a very positive effect on your stomach, liver, pancreas and spleen.
- Hepatitis and cirrhosis are treatable or at least tamed through a cup of dandelion tea daily. Results should be expected in several months.
- Dandelion tea also enhances the immune system significantly, thus protecting from numerous diseases. Some claim that even cancer can be avoided.
- It is also an effective diuretic, making it helpful especially for avoiding premenstrual fluid retention and lowering blood pressure.
- Dandelions are also good in wart removal. The white resin slowly dissolves them if you apply directly on the wart several times a day.
- The inulin and levulin contained in dandelions can help lower the blood sugar.
- Its bitterness stimulates digestion and the flow of the bile. Bitter substances are recommended, even though they are generally avoided because of some peoples’ preferences.