Dandelion root has a history of therapeutic use, treating allergies, lowering cholesterol, stimulating bile production, and detoxifying the liver. Moreover, this weed has diuretic properties and is very beneficial for menopausal and pregnant women.
The best time for its harvest is spring, especially the beginning of April. You will have to pick it from places that are less polluted away from the road and town.
The leaves of this plant are packed with vitamins and can be used in salads in combination with eggs and potatoes. Its stem helps in relieving stomach problems, regulating metabolism, stimulating the function of gallbladder, purifying the blood, and treating diabetes. The milk from the stem can be used in efficiently removing warts. There are people who use this weed in creating a syrup that can purify the blood, relieve cough, and improve digestion.
DANDELION SYRUP RECIPE
Get 400 yellow dandelion flowers and pour 3 liters of water over them. Then, cut 4 oranges and 4 lemons into slices and add them to the mixture. Leave the mixture for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, strain the mixture and pour the liquid into a pot. Add 2 cups of sugar into the pot and cook for about half an hour.
Once the mixture boils and gets thick enough, remove from heat and transfer the syrup into sterilized jars. Use the dandelion syrup to treat cold, cough, or bronchitis.
What are the health benefits of dandelion?
Modern medicine confirms that dandelion can be used in treating cancer. You will need to peel, cut, and dry its root on a fresh air (two weeks will be enough, until they become brittle under the fingers). Then store the roots in a jar and put it in a cool and dark place.
The root can also help in treating liver, kidneys, gallbladder, lymph, gallstones, constipation, hepatitis, rheumatism, edema, acne, prevention and treatment of breastfeeding, cysts, tumors, and cancer.
HOW TO PREPARE DANDELION TEA?
Pick some dandelion leaves, dry, chop and mince them well. Store the mixture in a jar and keep for future use. To prepare dandelion tea, you need to add half a teaspoon of the mixture into a glass of water. As simple as that!
Another option is to mix 60 grams of a fresh mixture and 30 grams of dried dandelion root. Put this mixture into a pan along with 2.5 ounces of water with a pinch of salt. Bring the boil, cover the pan, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain the liquid afterward and consume three cups daily.