We were and still are blown away upon discovering this humble and yet amazing plant and we feel grateful for our ability to give it to you!
So, here are some of the information we have so far…
Dandelion is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A. This flowering plant is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It's a good place to get B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even some vitamin D too. Dandelion also contains protein, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years as a food and as a medicine to treat anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression.
Dandelion can assist as a digestive aid,, clears the kidneys, liver detoxing, prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, lowers and controls cholesterol levels while improving cholesterol ratios by raising HDL, increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems and blockages, contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling. Dandelion boosts immune function and fights off microbes and fungi.
What really impressed us and raised even more our enormous appreciation and respect for Dandelion, is the results of recent studies that show how effective Dandelion root extract is in fighting cancer.
“Researchers in Windsor, Ont., have received an additional $157,000 grant for a total of $217,000 to study how effective dandelion root extract is in fighting cancer.
Siyaram Pandey, a biochemist at the University of Windsor, has been studying the anti-cancer potential of dandelion root extract for almost two years.
His team’s first phase of research showed that dandelion root extract forced a very aggressive and drug-resistant type of blood cancer cell, known as chronic monocytic myeloid leukemia, to essentially commit suicide.” -
Nature, the best chemist | Dr. Siyaram Pandey | TEDxUniversityofWindsor:
How to make Dandelion root tea
To make dandelion root tea, break the dandelion root in a mortar until it is chunky, and the size of lentils. Dandelion root tea is a decoction rather than an infusion. You need to simmer the root in a pan on the stove in water for about 15 minutes. Allow the decoction to settle, and then strain it into your cup. Say thank you and enjoy! ;-)
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