Dandelion is a well known plant that offers plenty of medicinal properties, which is why it’s been used as a remedy for thousands of years for treating various illnesses and health problems.
This amazing plant can detoxify the liver, stimulate the production of bile, regulate cholesterol levels, treat allergies, and is known to be of great help to pregnant women and women in menopause.
The best time to pick dandelion is in spring (in April especially), but it is important to harvest it from areas least polluted. The most beneficial part is its stem because of its ability to treat diabetes, purify the blood, regulate the metabolism, and treat stomach issues.
Its leaves are also highly beneficial as they are high in vitamins and can be added to salads and various meals to help you lose weight and get the needed nutrients. The flowers are used to make syrup which purifies the blood, helps digestion, and relieves a cough.
How to prepare dandelion root
First, the root must be peeled, then cut, and then leave it to dry on a fresh air for 15 days. Once the roots are crispy on touch, it means they are done and you should keep them in a jar in a dark, cool place.
The roots are of a great benefit for the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and lymph, and effectively treat constipation, acne, hepatitis, rheumatism, constipation, as well as cysts, tumors and cancers.
Dandelion root is exceptionally beneficial 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 all the ingredients in the water and leave them for 24h. After that, add 2 cups of sugar, and cook for half a minute. Once the mixture gets thick and syrupy, remove it from heat and pour it in sterilized jars. The syrup can be used for common colds, persistent coughs, and bronchitis.
As for the tea, you will need dried, chopped, minced, and mixed dandelion leaves. Add half a teaspoon of the mixture into a glass of water. You can also mix 60 grams of this mixture with 30 grams of dried dandelion root and add it in 2.5 ounces of water, together with a bit of salt. Boil and simmer for 20 minutes, then strain and drink one glass three times a day.