Dandelion is well-known weed that is grown in the fields and gardens. They are mostly seen in soccer fields, meadows, and also on golf court. Dandelions have an ability to invade and spread all over the field or land where they grow. Being a good food and medicine it is easily accessible to anyone and can be grown anywhere. Dandelion has a very rich source of beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A. It is a flowering plant which is rich in fibres, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus. It is a good source to gain B complex vitamins, organic sodium, trace minerals and also essential vitamin D. Dandelion's protein level is greater than spinach, which is the practice of food item for more than thousand years to treat scurvy, anaemia, blood disorder and some skin problems.
Dandelion herb extract
If you are in need of this plant to add in your food items your choice is to select plants which are not subjected to fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical products. Instead of picking those from your lawn or ground make a choice of mountains and forests. Seeds can be accessible in shops or can be naturally seen in the puffballs flying all over the summer. Seed grow rapidly in normal condition with sufficient sunlight, air and water. Nowadays Dandelion leaves are readily found in markets as a fresh one or freeze and dried herb. Dandelion is also available as tea, tinctures and capsules.
Dandelion as a digestive aid
Dandelion acts as a laxative medicine that improves digestion, balances the natural bacteria in the intestine, and stimulates appetites. It makes the stomach acid and bile to release at a higher level to promote digestion, especially for fats.
This weedy food is a diuretic plant that helps to clean your kidney wastes, excess water and salt present by increasing the urine production. In French, it is commonly called as pissenlit, which gives the meaning as to wet the bed. This medicinal plant helps to inhibit the growth of microbial in the urinary system. It also has an ability to fill the required potassium level that is lost in the process.
Dandelion has been proved that it improves liver function by removing all the toxins in our liver and re-establish hydration and electrolyte and balance it. With all these features it increases the amount of bile that is released.
As an antioxidants
Each and every part of Dandelion is rich in antioxidants which help to prevent free-radicle damage in cells and DNA that slows down the ageing process and cells. It has rich content of vitamin C and vitamin A in the form of bête- carotene that increase the liver's superoxide dismutase production.
Treats Cancer and Diabetes
After lots of study and experiments dandelion is proved to be one of the best medicine to treat cancer. It has the ability to slow down the growth of cancer cells and prevent it from spreading. The leaves have a high content in phytonutrients and antioxidants that fight against cancer. The scientists study in the animal study says that Dandelion is more helpful to regulate insulin and blood sugar level by controlling lipid level in your body.
It controls Blood Pressure and cholesterol level
Being a well-known diuretic, dandelion lowers the blood pressure and increases urination. The fibre and potassium in dandelion regulate blood pressure. The studies also have proven that it can lower and control cholesterol level also by improving cholesterol ratios by raising HDL.
Increase production of bile and reduce inflammation
Dandelion increases bile production and lowers inflammation to help problems with the gallbladder. It also contains essential fatty acids, phytonutrients and antioxidants that reduce inflammation throughout your body. This can help remove pain and swelling.
Dandelion leaves, roots, flowers are an edible product for your daily usage. They give a little bitter taste. As the young leaves are less bitter, make greater taste to salads. Cooking the dandelion leaves and roots will remove the bitterness. Its experimental study has been proven that it is safer and eligible food and medicine. The persons with ragweed, marigold, yarrow, and chrysanthemum and chamomile allergy can avoid Dandelion.