The dandelion root is a famous condiment that has a lot of medicinal and healing properties that have been used ever since ancient times.
It can be used to lower cholesterol, women who are pregnant and in menopause, allergies and to stimulate bile production. The dandelion root can also detoxify the liver, aid in digestion and detoxify the body in general.
Almost all parts of the dandelion root can be used in order to reap the medicinal and healing properties. The leaves can promote weight loss and can be combined in salads, dressings, eggs, potatoes and they can provide a lot of vitamins and minerals.
The flowers of the dandelion root can be made into a syrup that can purify the blood and threat a persistent cough. The stem can treat some stomach issues, aid in digestion, regulate the metabolic rate and even treat diabetes.
Whenever you attempt to use dandelion remember that is it highly important when you harvest it. The best season is from April and spring in general and remember to harvest and pick dandelions in a place that it is not polluted.
Dandelion Tea Recipe
You can make dandelion tea out of dandelion leaves that are previously dried, chopped and minced. You need ½ teaspoon from this mixture and mix it in 1 cup of warm water and enjoy the tea and the benefits it has to offer.
Dandelion Syrup Recipe
For the syrup, you will need:
- 400 dandelion yellow flowers
- 4 sliced lemons
- 4 sliced oranges
- 3 liters of water
- 2 cups of sugar
Mix all the ingredients together in the water and make sure they are in a pot that can be closed with a lid. Secure the pot and leave the mixture to sit for 24 hours or more. Once it does add the cups of sugar inside it and boil this mixture for 30 minutes.
When the mixture gets thicker and resembles a syrup remove it from heat and let it cool. Transfer it into securable jars, preferably glass and use it for bronchitis, coughs, colds and flu.
Cancer Fighting Properties of The Dandelion Root
When you consume dandelion root in any form you do not only treat the previously mentioned issues but you treat the whole body.
Dandelion roots can provide cancer-fighting properties and improve the condition of the gallbladder, liver, lymph, kidneys and it is also very good in treating acne, rheumatism, constipation, cysts, tumors and so on.