The best time to pick dandelion is in the beginning of April and you do this by picking the whole plant in such a way that it is uprooted in its entirety as every part of the plant is useful for healing…
You can even use the leaves (radicchio) as part of your salad ingredient. As dandelion leaves have twice as much vitamins and other nutrients as spinach and even tomatoes.
Dandelion has excellent diuretic properties which helps in boosting bile production. It also cleanses the body’s liver, fights off allergies as well as regulates the body’s cholesterol level.
Dandelion is an ideal dietary supplement in postmenopausal and pregnant women. It is said to have more carotene than even carrots as well as being a very rich source of minerals and vitamins.
Dandelion stems help to regulate your metabolism, purify your stomach and blood as well as boosts the dissolution of the gall bladder.
The milk from the stem helps in removing warts and it is even known to fight diabetes.
Though it is thought that the stem milk is toxic but this is far from the truth as it is very useful in healing several ailments.
The dandelion flowers can be used to generate a syrup that us as sweet as honey, this syrup is great for cleaning the digestive tract as well as the body’s blood. It also takes care of persistent coughing.
How To Prepare Dandelion Syrup
- Yellow flowers dandelion is great, so pick them.
- In a bowl, put four slices each of lemon and oranges along with three liters of water and your dandelion.
- Leave the ingredients soaked for a period of 24 hours.
- Use a cheesecloth to strain.
- Transfer the liquid in a pot and place this pot on a stove with medium heat.
- Add about two pounds of sugar and continually stir.
- Let it cook for a period of one and a half hours.
- You will get a thick syrup as the liquid comes to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and then pour the syrup while still hot into hot-jars that had been sterilized a day before.
- You the close the lid of the hot-jars.
- The dandelion syrup comes in a very dense texture and people often refer to it as honey.
- This syrup is great for relieving a person from bronchitis as well as the common cold and as mentioned before persistent coughing.
- Just take one teaspoon of this syrup first thing in the morning before breakfast or any meal.
This syrup is also good for children, it can be given to them daily to help ward off infections and it has no side effect.
Prepare Dandelion Tea
Dandelion flowers can be used for making tea and thus is how;
- After you have picked the flowers of this plant, dry them in the sun.
- The dried flowers can then be used to make refreshing and medicinal tea.
- Just put them in a pot of boiled water for about 5 minutes, then strain the water and drink.
However, it is advisable to use a wooden or plastic spoon to stir the tea while it’s hot rather than a metal one.
Did You Know That Dandelion Roots Can Cure Cancer ?
It is believed by scientists that dandelion roots can cure cancer.
- Get the dandelion roots and cut into small pieces after peeling them.
- Dry the cut pieces out in the sun.
- Ensure they are spread out in an area with good air flow and for a period of between 3-14 days.
- When they are properly dried they tend to be brittle when touched with your fingers.
- Put these dried root pieces in an air tight jar with a lid and store in a dark, dry place.
- Your liver, kidneys, and gallbladder will be cleansed when the roots are used.
- It is also useful in the treatment of acne, edema, arthritis, hepatitis, rheumatism and constipation.
- The dandelion roots are ideal for breast cancer, tumors and cysts. They are also great for resolving breastfeeding issues.
Here’s The Recipe:
- Just mix about 30 grams of dried dandelion root with about 60 grams of fresh roots.
- Add about 2.5 ounces of water and a pinch of salt.
- Let this solution boil, then place the lid of the pot and allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Once done, strain and drink about three cups of the tea everyday.