Dandelion is a very common weed that can be found in every corner of the world. Even though it’s regarded as an annoying useless weed, dandelion actually hides a powerful secret: its root is full of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, silica, sulfur and chlorophyll. Thanks to the inulin and mucilage it contains, the dandelion root can improve the function of the digestive system, absorb toxins from the food, cleanse the liver, etc. The root is not the only part of it that offers health benefits; the leaves are also rich in minerals and vitamins such as C, A, K, B1, B6 and E.
For some people, these facts are nothing new, but this plant has managed to surprise us with yet another unrevealed secret.
A recent study shows that dandelion root can kill up to 98 % of the leukemia cells in laboratory tests, after only 48 hours.
According to Dr. Carolyn Hamm from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada, this root is the only thing that helps with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
The power of dandelion root was confirmed by John Di Carlo, a leukemia survivor who after being sent home to spend “the last days” of his life when his aggressive treatment failed, turned to continue his treatment with dandelion root tea. Within four months, he was in a remission and his doctors associated his success to his using dandelion tea.
Even the eminent herbalist Maria Treben recommends dandelion root tea for many diseases, including different types of cancer.
According to studies, dandelion root extract can make cancer cells disintegrate within 48 hours, without harming the healthy ones.
Other studies suggest that the extract can act against colon cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, liver cancer and best of all lung cancer. Sadly, there are no significant effects on skin cancer and brain cancer.
Since the immune system is responsible for controlling cancer cells, when it’s healthy, usually cancer doesn’t appear, but when it’s down, the body loses control of the cancer cells and cancer appears.
Dandelion root powder holds powerful phytochemical that builds up the blood and the immune system, while chemotherapy and radiation only weaken the immune system and appetite – the two most important things when it comes to fighting cancer.
How to harvest dandelion root
The root can be harvested any time of the year. Once you pull it from the ground, cut the leaves off and gently remove the earth around the root. Be careful not to damage it and do not wash it! After that, place it under the sun to dry at around 100 degrees, or use an incubator with no water. The procedure should take around 5 to 6 days. If you break the root, and it snaps, it is ready for use.
The good thing is that when the dandelion root is dried, it keeps its active chemicals up to a year. Store it in a glass jar in a cold and dark place.
The best way to use it is in a powder form. Mix a little over a half teaspoon of the powder with water and take it once a day, but don’t use it in soft drinks or anything hot. In three weeks your immune system will be built up and be able to take control of cancer cells and will stop its spreading.