Dandelion root has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. Most commonly consumed as a tea.
When consumed properly dandelion root acts as a diuretic, specifically it can be used to cleanses the blood and liver, and increases bile production. The root can reduces serum cholesterol and uric acid levels. Dandelion root also improves the functioning of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. It also relieves menopausal symptoms, and is useful for abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, and rheumatism. Summary by Hypolipidemic and Antioxidant Effects of Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Root and Leaf on Cholesterol-Fed Rabbits, an article published by the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Because dandelion contains a rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A, it is believed that dandelion root can help prevent age spots and breast cancer.
Dandelion is used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements; please consult with your medical physician. It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic. Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections, and cancer. You can learn much more in the following links:
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