Dandelion (Taraxacum) belongs to the genus of herbs and family Asteraceae. It is a perennial herb with yellow flowers. Dandelion successfully grow any land , but most accountable meadows and lawns, deserted places and abandoned fields. Grow along roads and around settlements. Dandelion blooms from March to October. Contact with fresh milky juice may cause an allergic skin reaction.
Dandelion strengthens the body and helps the body get rid of toxins. Dandelion is a natural remedy for many ailments. Even the ancients knew that the dandelion has healing properties, and that the juice squeezed from young dandelion improves poor health. The Latin name of a dandelion Taraxacum. Translated, it means “wild lettuce” because its healthy leaves are valued supplements.
Dandelion is known for its health benefits. But it is also very nutritious herb rich in vitamins A , B, C, minerals (especially potassium, sodium and magnesium) and organic acids. Spring salad of dandelion made from quite young leaves, which are harvested before flowering of the plant and outside settlements. In folk medicine, dandelion is applied to strengthen the body and blood of spring cleaning. This can be used to make tea, or wine syrup. The root of the dandelion has a complex chemical composition. Milky juice of the dandelion contains: heterosides, carbohydrates, minerals and other beneficial compounds, often used to treat the stone in the gallbladder, kidney stone, atherosclerosis and many other diseases.
Dandelion to cleanse and strengthen the body
People with delicate health are advised salad of fresh, very young leaves and dandelion root, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil. This salad or pure juice of dandelion purify blood, improve blood counts and cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. After that cleansing the body comes to relieve rheumatic symptoms and disappearance of many skin diseases that often result in pollution of the body with toxins.
Dandelion as a natural remedy for atherosclerosis and kidney stone
In modern medicine dandelion is of great importance as a tool that helps in normalizing the exchange of substances in the body. Thus, dandelion beneficial effect in some diseases, such as in: gout, rheumatism, skin rashes, furunculosis (purulent ulcers of the skin) and obesity. In Bulgaria, the dandelion is widely used as a means to treat atherosclerosis and dandelion in Germany and Poland has been used as a natural remedy against the kidney stone and the elixir in the period of convalescence (recovery) after serious infectious diseases.
Dandelion for better appetite and better digestion
The leaves of dandelion are rich in carotenoids, vitamins like. A, B1, B2 and C, minerals (especially potassium, calcium and magnesium), stearin, insulin, rubber, choline, organic acids, salts of potassium and calcium and resins. The bitter substances from herbs improve appetite and improve digestion. Also, dandelion, like all the other bitter herbs, stimulates the secretion of bile.
Dandelion as a natural remedy for liver and gallbladder
Root and leaf dandelion is used to treat diseases of the liver and gallbladder, for treatment of gallbladder stones, as well as a natural cure for colitis (inflammation of the colon), jaundice, constipation … The root is collected in spring, when is juicy and leaves are harvested before flowering of the plants.
Dandelion as raw material for the preparation of medicaments
In modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, the root of the dandelion is used as raw material for obtaining drugs because fitochemical research and studies have shown that it contains: bitter glycoside taraksicin, polysaccharides, insulin, sucrose, protein and many other useful substances.
Dandelion in addition to dishes
Young dandelion leaves can be added to other fresh salads, to put in stews, to make them tasty and healthy sauces and add the meat roasted meat. Do gourmets claim pickled or marinated flower buds of dandelion are great for making various delicious and healthy sauces and dressings.
Drugs based on dandelion should not take longer than a month and a half days, because excessive intake can stress the digestive system and cause side effects. If used in recommended amounts, dandelion is one of the strongest drugs from nature.
For drug should be used dandelion growing in a clean environment. Urban dandelion filter polluted air and absorb toxins, so it is not recommended because it can hurt more than help the body.