Since ancient times, the amazing health benefits and medicinal properties of dandelion have been valued and used. Apparently, this root has even more potent powers, as scientists have found that if can treat cancer!
Dandelion significantly boosts the immune system and treats lung, prostate, and other cancer types. Dr. Carolyn Hamm from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada, the potent dandelion root extract effectively treats a cancer type which occurs in the elderly, that is, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
A 72-year old cancer patient, John Di Carlo, was sent home from this hospital as doctors believed that his leukemia could not be treated.
Yet, as he was told in an interview on the CBC News, some friends advised him to drink dandelion root tea, and after only 4 months, his cancer went into remission! Doctors attributed this success to the consumption of the dandelion tea.
According to recent research, the extract of the dandelion root quickly treats cancer cells, as in the case of Di Carlo. The affected cells start to disintegrate and the body replaces them with healthy ones.
Moreover, studies showed that these anti-cancer benefits of this root can treat liver, colon, breast, prostate, and lung cancer!
The tea of dandelion root does not taste as other teas, but its effects are incredibly healthy and do not lead to detrimental side-effects like in the case of chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
Namely, the conventional cancer treatments do not only destroy cancer cells but the healthy ones as well. Yet, this is not the case with the dandelion root, as it boosts the immune system and only targets the cancer cells.
According to Dr. Hamm, the extract of dandelion root extract should be used only after a consultation with your doctor.
Additionally, the dandelion root extract may also be used to strengthen your health even though you are not a cancer patient. Its stems and roots help you treat diabetes, and its consumption stimulates the production of insulin by the pancreas, and thus regulates blood sugar levels.
Moreover, the dandelion tea helps digestion, detoxifies the body, and cleanses the blood of chemicals and other impurities. Dr. Axe claims that dandelions contain vitamins and minerals promote liver health and cleanse it from the accumulated toxins and waste.
Due to the high antioxidant and vitamin C content, the dandelion prevents infections, like the bacteria that lead to urinary tract infections. In the case of UTI, the daily consumption of dandelion tea prevents their reoccurrence.
The dandelion greens are high in fiber, which improves intestinal health, and reduces the risk of irritable bowel syndrome, heart diseases, and obesity.
Also, it is rich in vitamin A, as a cup of this tea has 100% of your recommended daily allowance. This vitamin promotes a healthy vision and prevents premature skin aging.
You can add these greens to your morning smoothie, and the other fruits will offset their bitter taste. Thus, you will start the day with a cup of a healthy drink that will provide all necessary nutrients for the day.