Dandelion, Latin name Taraxacum officinale, originates is from Europe and northern Asia. This popular plant contains vitamins A, B 2, C, D and G, minerals, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and iron. It is excellent diuretics and is useful for the kidneys and urinary organs. In addition to having diuretic properties, it stimulates the formation of the bile, cleanses the liver, helps with allergies and lowers cholesterol.
It is generally well-suited to female illnesses, and particularly good in preventing and treating illnesses on breast, cysts, swellings, as well as problems with breastfeeding.
His root is a powerful cure for the liver and stomach. Six cups of tea from the root of dandelion per day are allegedly can treat hepatitis. Also the root purifies and strengthens the body cleans the mucous of the respiratory organs and restores the strength.
From the florets of this plant can be produced syrup, which has a similar structure with honey. This syrup is cleans and strengthens blood, and helps with cough.
From his young leaves it is make salad, which cleanses the blood, stimulates urination and relieves pain. Tea from young leaves helps with urinary tract infections.
It is also used for treatment of skin diseases, allergies, ulcers, anemia, lowering cholesterol and regulating the menstrual cycle.
In research at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry which was conducted at University of Windsor, Canada. It has been found that, the dandelion root extract effectively kills cells affected by cancer, without adverse effects on other cells in the body.
The general rule is: Should not, exaggerated in consuming by any plant, the same goes for dandelion. The bitter substance in dandelion, called taraxacin, which is also medicinal, can cause diarrhea and heart rhythm disorders.