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 amazing 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 and it can help you lose weight and get the needed nutrients. Its flowers are used in the preparation of syrup which purifies the blood, helps digestion, and relieves a cough.
Dandelion Root: Fights cancer and various other health issues
You should peel the roots, cut them, and leave them to dry on a fresh air for 15 days. When they are done, they will be crispy on touch, and you should keep them in a jar in a dark, cool place.
The roots are extremely beneficial for the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and lymph, and effectively treat constipation, acne, hepatitis, rheumatism, constipation, as well as cysts, tumors and cancers.
It is especially effective and useful in the case of female diseases, and problems related to breastfeeding.
- 400 yellow dandelion flowers
- 4 sliced lemons
- 4 sliced oranges
- 3 liters of water
Add the ingredients to the water and leave them thus for 24 hours. Then, add 2 cups of sugar, and cook for half a minute. When the mixture becomes thick and syrupy, remove from heat, and pour it into sterilized jars. Use it to treat common colds, persistent coughs, and bronchitis.
Dandelion tea is made from dried, chopped, minced, and mixed dandelion leaves. Take half a teaspoon of the mixture and add it to a glass of water to prepare your tea.
You can also mix 60 grams of this mixture with 30 grams of dried dandelion roots. Add the mixture to 2.5 ounces of water, and a bit of salt. Boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Then, strain, and drink a glass of it three times daily.