Dandelion is one of the most healing plants of our region, and all of its parts can be used for treatment.
Its young leaves are the perfect spring detox salad and a rich source of vitamin A.
Dandelion stems enhance the dissolution of the gall bladder, regulate the metabolism and purify the blood and stomach. Folk medicine recommends them against diabetes.
Dandelion root is attributed the greatest medicinal importance. It detoxifies the liver and also supports the health of the entire organism, and drinking tea from the roots can heal from hepatitis B in 6 weeks.
Today you pay attention to its flowers:
– They contain antioxidants.
– They treat pain.
– They treat stomach cramps.
– They reduce depression.
– They contain helenin that improves night vision.
– They contain vitamin A and B12.
In our country, dandelion flowers are often used for the preparation of the acclaimed cough syrup. But for example, in Korean folk medicine, the flowers are used against ulcers, infections, tuberculosis, edema and for better circulation.
In America, the oil from the flowers of dandelion that is highly praised for the pain of arthritis and gout, swollen breasts, stress and pain in the joints is very popular. Although we poorly practice its production, dandelion oil is always good to have on hand because it has a strong relaxing and analgesic effect.
Dandelion is generally favorable for female diseases, in particular for the prevention and treatment of breast disease, cysts, cancer, swelling and problems with breastfeeding.
Dandelion oil harmlessly eases pain, arthritic joints year, back pain, sinus headaches, stiff neck and imperfections on the skin.
The flowers have a special effect on the breast. Regular use of dandelion oil deeply relaxes the tissue in the breast and helps to release repressed emotions. When regularly applied to the breast, dandelion oil gives a better sense of well-being, strengthens the immune system and helps in the prevention of cancer.
Chest pain or tenderness before menstrual cycle, cysts, benign connective bumps (fibroma), mastopathy (fibrocystic mastopathy) are very widespread diseases that afflict an increasing number of women around the world. As one of the main culprits for the occurrence of such benign diseases is the increasing stress to which we are daily exposed.
Chest pain is often caused by cysts – sacs filled with fluid that change shape and size during the menstrual cycle. At the touch, they are generally soft, smooth and moving, but if they are quite filled with water, they can be solid at touch.
When oil of dandelion flowers combines with oil of dandelion roots, it can help with minor infections, relieve swollen mammary glands and reduce cysts in the breasts.
Dandelion flowers contain lecithin, whose topical application helps with diseases such as psoriasis.
Oil of dandelion flowers can be used to massage the whole body and to reduce tension throughout the body.
It is also suitable for the treatment of cats because it’s sweet and does not contain salicylates, which could harm them.
The recipe for dandelion oil (macerate)
Given that now is the season of dandelions, it is the perfect time to prepare for this extremely healing oil.
You will need:
Quality cold-pressed oil (almond, apricot, macadamia, olive, sesame or grape seed oil)
Fill half to two-thirds of small jars of dandelion flowers. Pour oil over the flowers to the top so that they are completely covered. Stir the mixture so that air bubbles appear. Place the gauze on top of the jar and secure it with a rubber band or strap. Leave the jar in a sunny and warm place for two weeks or until the flowers turn brown. After that, strain the oil into a sterilized dark bottle. Keep the oil in a cold and dark place.
Quick recipe for the oil of dandelion flowers
If it’s too long for you to wait for 2 weeks, the oil can be prepared in another way. Fill two-thirds of the jar with flowers and pour them over to the top with the selected oil. Pour the flowers and oil in a pan with a double bottom, and slowly heat on a low heat for about 30-60 minutes.
The oil must not be too hot because you do not want to cook the flowers. The longer you are able to keep the oil on low heat, the stronger will the cure become. Pour the mixture back into the jar and let it stay on the sun for one day and then strain it. Although this recipe is faster, we recommend you to try the slower one.
How to use dandelion oil?
When the oil is prepared, rub it on the painful place several times a day.