Every year when spring comes I look out and what do I see, a bunch of yellow weeds sprouting up in my yard, I admit when I was a child I enjoyed blowing the pollen from this flowering weed and even would decorate my chin with its bright yellow color, but now its presence only tells me it time to cut the grass again.
Most people do not know that the dandelion is genuinely a lion when it comes to its health benefits. In times past, it was used to treat all kinds of ailments, such as acne, cancer, liver problems, and digestive disorders and is still revered among herbalist. Some of the benefits of the dandelion plant are:
This plant can be eaten raw or cooked. It is filled with vitamins such as vitamin B, C, A, and K, these vitamins are excellent antioxidants, which bind up toxins and create a healthier environment for the body.
This is very active in fighting inflammation, which keeps the body in a strong position to ward of disease.
This plant helps to control blood pressure by reducing the amount of water the body retains.
This plant contains inulin, which is a fiber that can help with constipation and other digestive problems.
This plant contains antimicrobial and antiviral capabilities, which means it can aid the body in its fight against unhealthy pathogens.
Dandelion is a good source of calcium and vitamin K, which can help protect the body from bone loss.
Dandelion is very active in protecting skin from the sun’s harmful rays and in regenerating healthy skin cell.
Dandelions help remove toxins from the liver, as well as assisting the liver to process and reduce unhealthy cholesterol.
The next time you see this yellow gem, don’t be so quick to get rid of it, while we have reduced its value by calling it a weed, it’s time this plant is given it proper due.