Not only does it have diuretic properties, but it also stimulates the formation of bile, cleanses the liver, helps with allergies and reduces cholesterol. It is recommended as a dietary supplement for pregnant women and women in the postmenopausal stage.
The beginning of April and is the ideal time for picking dandelion. Get out of town, to the areas far from the roads, and enjoy picking it from the nature.
It is easiest to pick the whole plant if you remove it along with its roots using a knife, because all parts of this wild plant are very healing.
You can prepare salad with dandelion leaves (radicchio). It is an excellent combination with boiled eggs and potatoes, and its vitamin wealth surpasses spinach and tomatoes. Not only does it have diuretic properties, but it also stimulates the formation of bile, cleanses the liver, helps with allergies and reduces cholesterol. It is recommended as a dietary supplement for pregnant women and women in the postmenopausal stage. Dandelion contains more carotene than carrots and is an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals.
Dandelion stems enhance the dissolution of the gall bladder, regulate metabolism and purify the blood and stomach. Folk medicine recommends them against diabetes and the milk from the stems is known for wart removal. Although some believe that the “milk” of dandelion toxic it is not true, and the truth is completely opposite. It is very healing.
From the flowers of these plants you can make syrup, which is sometimes called honey. The syrup cleans and strengthens the blood and digestion, and helps with coughing, too. Now is the time to step into nature and get dandelion.
Pick 400 yellow flowers of dandelion. Pour them over with 3 liters of cold water and place them on 4 slices of lemon and 4 chopped oranges. Leave them for 24 hours. Then strain through gauze, so that there aren’t any leftovers and transfer the liquid in a pot. Add 2 kilograms of sugar and while stirring frequently, cook for about an hour and a half after the liquid boils. You should get thick syrup.
Then reduce the heat and pour the hot obtained syrup in warm jars that you have previously sterilized. Close. The syrup has denser texture and is often referred to as honey. It is excellent for removing the symptoms of colds, coughs, bronchitis … Take in using a teaspoon. It’s great for the kids, so do not be afraid to give it to your kids every day.
Tea from the flowers
You can also prepare tea. Pick the flowers and dry them on the air. You can make tea of the dried flowers and drink it always freshly prepared. You can also add honey to it, which will further enrich the healing properties of tea, but do not forget that you should never put honey in the tea while it is hot, nor use a metal spoon. Use a wooden or a plastic one.
Dandelion root cures cancer
Not so long ago scientists discovered that this plant is very healing, and they reported that dandelion root can cure cancer. If we want to keep a dandelion root, it should be dry. Before drying, the roots should be carefully peeled and cut into equal small pieces. After that, the root of the dandelion should be dried in the fresh air. Spread the root of the dandelion on a surface, in a cool dry place with good air flow. The root will be dried for a period of 3-14 days, and you will recognize that it has dried when it becomes brittle under your fingers. Dry dandelion root preserves the medicinal properties up to a year, if you also keep it in a jar in a dry, dark place.
Dandelion root cleanses the liver, gallbladder, kidneys and lymph and stimulates the kidneys so that the toxins are sent out of the body through urine. This root is used to treat many diseases, such as constipation, cleans the skin of acne, edema, etc., and cures arthritis, rheumatism, hepatitis, gallstones…
The root of the dandelion is extremely good for women’s diseases, especially in the prevention and treatment of various diseases of the breasts, such as cysts, cancer, various tumors, swollen breasts and problems with breastfeeding and breast milk.
In order to utilize the full potential of dandelion roots, they are best used as decoction or tincture.
This is the recipe for decoction: Mix 30 grams of dried dandelion root with 60 grams of fresh ones, and pour the mixture over with 2.5 ounces of water to which you add a pinch of salt. Allow the liquid to boil, cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes. After cooking, drain the contents and drink three cups of this “tea” daily.
Tea made from the roots of dandelion:
Dry the root of the plant, then finely chop them and mince them. Store the powder for future use. Each day, drink half a teaspoon with a glass of water.