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Dandelion as Medicine

Elizabeth registered @African National Healers Association as Traditional Doctor, practicing Traditional Herbal Medicine and Natural Healing

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Dandelion is a valued botanical plant

with a long history of use in traditional herbal practices. It is a sunny, subtle and incredible plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and was mentioned in traditional Arabic medicine as early as the tenth century.

A study looked at cancer growth in the test tube to see if dandelion extract could help reduce the growth of liver cancer. More research is needed, but one study has shown that it can work against HIV-1 and HIV-4. Studies have shown that dandelion extract contains compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body.

Dandelion is also used in alternative medicine to treat tonsillitis, cystitis, upset stomach, constipation, arthritis, pain and other ailments. In combination with other active remedies has been used for dropsy, liver disease, phthisis and skin diseases.

Dandelion leaves can be used to flavour salads, sandwiches and teas. Dandelion is a Persian and East Indian ethnobotanical plant used as mild laxative, appetite stimulant, treatment of urinary problems, liver disease and digestive problems. It is used in many medical systems to support digestive and gastrointestinal health.

In fact, Dandelion leaves are now among the most common diuretics used by herbalists for edema, urinary stagnation and high blood pressure symptoms. Dandelion herba are also known as jackaltodon, cankerwort, cochet, couronne de moine, delice, printanier, dent de lion, diente de leon, dudal, endive, sauvage, fausse, chicoree, taraxaci, dor de florion dor, herba taraxaci, laitue de chien, leontodon, taraxacum, lion tooth, piss au.


The use of dandelion medicine

has the ability to shift long-standing imbalances. Dandelion root has two benefits for the digestive tract: it contains inulin, a bitter digestive tonic that tightens the digestive system and stimulates appetite. In summary, it is said that it helps to reduce congestion and supports the elimination functions of the body.

Dandelion root and its green whole plant have been used in European folk medicine as a tonic and liver remedy at least since ancient Greece. Traditional Chinese Medicine reports that Dandelion has been used for at least 5000 years for a variety of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, infections, fever, snake bites and of course liver and digestive disorders. Dandelion roots improve liver function and have a positive effect on many symptoms associated with poor liver health, including acne and boils.

There are many ways to use dandelions: as a plant, as a hated weed that should never be harvested, or as a commonly used plant for lawn pesticides (herbicides are used). You can eat any part of a dandelion, from the flowers, stems, leaves and roots. Any part of the plant can be eaten, so dandelions can be a valuable survival tool.


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