Many people do not like the sight of a dandelion in their yard. They simply see it as a weed, and they have no use for it. It is important to realize that the dandelion is a tap root; that means it has the ability to break up soil that is tightly packed and it can also alkalize the soil. In doing so, it helps make the yard more fertile for other plants. In addition, the dandelion has medicinal purposes.
Dandelion greens can be eaten and they taste great both raw or steamed. Dandelion is an herb that helps the digestive system work more efficiently because it makes you hungrier and brings up the levels of stomach acid in your body. There is a lot of Vitamin A in dandelion greens, as well as Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, phosphorus, copper, zinc, potassium, sodium, magnesium, silicon and iron.
Dandelion root and leaves can be converted to liquid, tea or pill form so that they can be taken easily to relieve issues with the liver, hepatitis, gall bladder stones, jaundice, cirrhosis of the liver, mononucleosis, and constipation. In Japan, dandelion is used to help treat breast cancer, and it can also be put on warts to help alleviate the problems associated with them.
Both hypoglycemia and diabetes are conditions that dandelions can have a positive impact on; there is inulin the herb, which can even out blood sugar levels. This helps to stabilize individuals that are suffering from these diseases.
Before you toss a dandelion aside, consider eating it instead!
There is so much you can do with this herb.