Dandelion is an extremely beneficial plant, which effectively detoxifies the liver, treats allergies, has diuretic properties, lowers cholesterol, stimulates the formation of bile, and is extremely useful for pregnant and postmenopausal women.
The ideal time for picking dandelion is the beginning of April, and you should find it in places which are not much polluted, away from the town and far from roads.
All its parts have medicinal properties, so it would be best to pick it from its root with a knife.
Its leaves are great for a salad, and you can mix them with eggs and potatoes. This salad is higher in vitamins than tomatoes and spinach.
Moreover, it has more carotene than carrots and is abundant in various other minerals and vitamins.
The dandelion stem purifies the blood, relieves stomach issues, regulates the metabolism and stimulates the gallbladder function.
It is also recommended by the folk medicine as a powerful remedy against diabetes, and the milk from the stem, which is believed to be harmful, is very healing and is used for removing warts.
Its flowers are used in the preparation of dandelion syrup, also known as honey, which purifies the blood, strengthens it, improves digestion, and relieves a cough.
This is how to prepare dandelion syrup:
You should pick 400 yellow dandelion flowers and pour 3 liters of cold water over them. Then, add 4 lemons and 4 oranges cut in slices, and leave the mixture for 24 hours.
Afterward, strain the mixture through cheesecloth, and transfer the resulting liquid in a pot. Add 2 cups of sugar and cook for about an hour and a half, frequently stirring.
As soon as it boils, and it is thick enough, reduce the heat and pour the hot syrup in hot, sterilized jars. This syrup is excellent in the treatment of a cough, cold, bronchitis, and it can be also given to children.
Pick dandelion plants, and dry them on the air. The dried leaves are used in the preparation of dandelion tea. Drink it always fresh, and you can also sweeten it with some honey. However, add it with a wooden or plastic spoon, and never use a metal one.
Dandelion root cures cancer
The powerful medicinal properties of dandelion have been known and appreciated for centuries. Moreover, newest scientific research has shown that its root can cure cancer. Therefore, in order to prepare the root of this plant in order to keep it for future use, you should peel it, cut it in equally small parts and dry them in the fresh air.
Namely, you should spread the root on some suitable surface, placed in a cool dry place with good air flow. Leave the dandelion roots to dry for 13-14 days. As soon as they become brittle under the fingers, they are dry enough. Then, store them in a jar, and keep it in a dry, dark place or up to a year.
The root of dandelion cleanses the kidneys, gallbladder, liver, and lymph. Therefore, it is also used in the treatments of numerous health issues, like gallstones, arthritis, constipation, rheumatism, hepatitis, acne and edema.
Furthermore, dandelion root is extremely useful in the case of women’s diseases, particularly in the prevention and treatment of numerous breasts issues, s like cancer, cysts, tumors, and issues related to breast milk and breastfeeding.
Dandelion tea: recipe:
Mix 60 grams of the fresh mixture and 30 grams of dried dandelion root and add their combination to a pan with 2.5 ounces of water with a pinch of salt. Bring the liquid to boil, cover the pan and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Then, strain it and consume three cups of this tea on a daily basis.
Dandelion root tea- recipe:
Dry some dandelion leaves, chop them finely and mince them. Store them in a jar for future use. Every day, add a ½ teaspoon in a glass of water and drink it regularly.