Although cancer is still regarded as an incurable disease, scientists are working night and day to beat the odds and find a cure for it.
A recent discovery may as well be the latest medical breakthrough in cancer research. Namely, researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor in Canada found that dandelion tea can destroy cancerous cells.
According to the Canadian researchers, dandelion tea showed high efficacy in killing cancer cell.
Although dandelion is often regarded as weed and is never welcome in our gardens, it has a wide array of health benefits. Dandelion root, which was the primary focus of the research, showed that it can kill most cancer cells in only 2 days.
In addition, dandelion root provides a number of other health benefits including:
- it’s a strong diuretic,
- it stimulates bile secretion of the bile,
- it cleanses the liver,
- it helps with allergies and
- it lowers blood cholesterol levels.
Dandelion root contains a real storehouse of vitamins – B6, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin C, and folic acid, and minerals – iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
A personal experience of a man who was only given days to live, but lived until old age
John di Carlo, 72, was given intensive and aggressive chemotherapy treatments for 3 years before he was sent home to spent “the last days “of his life. As doctors had nothing else to offer as a possible therapy for his cancer, he was advised to drink tea from dandelion root. Four months later his cancer disappeared.
How to store dandelion root
There are two ways to use dandelion root – fresh and dried. If you are drying it first, carefully peel the roots first then cut into small pieces. Arrange the pieces on some baking sheet, and keep in a cool dry place that has good ventilation. Always keep the dandelion root in fresh air when drying it.
It normally takes 3-14 days for the roots to become brittle.
By drying dandelion root, you can preserve its medicinal properties for up to a year. Transfer the dried roots to a glass jar and store in a cool, dark place.