Dandelion plant is easily identifiable and perennial. Dandelion leaves are toothy and basal, and the plant also has yellow colored flowers. It is a very beneficial plant to have. It is used in eating as well as possess medicinal properties. Dandelion is very nutritious having various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Every part of this plant is used for various purposes such as its leaves can be added to salads, flowers can be fried and consumed as a snack, the dried dandelion root is a great substituent of coffee. One of the famous use of this plant is as tea. Dandelion tea benefits are known for health (Take 2 oz. of dried root put it in 1 quarts water and boil for 30 mins and drink). This tea is used to cure various diseases of stomach, gallbladder, liver, kidney, and it also prevents high blood pressure, tooth decay and calcium deficiency.
Cure Diabetes – A person, has diabetes when the blood sugar level increases in the body. The pancreas secretes insulin which keeps the blood sugar level normal in the body. If insulin does not produce by pancreas, blood sugar level increases. This condition leads to diabetes. Dandelion tea helps in this condition. It removes excess sugar from the body and acts as a diuretic. This is the natural way of curing diabetes.
Bone Health – Calcium is the mineral which is stored in bones and teeth. Dandelion contains 10% of person’s daily need for calcium. So it is beneficial for bone and teeth health. Calcium is also used for nerve transmission, blood clotting, hormone secretion and muscle contraction.
Liver Cleaning – Liver secretes bile juice which is required by enzymes to break down fats into fatty acids for filtration and detoxify the blood. The liver is also able to store amino acids, metabolize synthesize and fat and cholesterol, store glucose. The various vitamins and nutrients present in Dandelion help to cleanse the liver and help it to work properly.
Rich in Vitamin K – It is a fat soluble vitamin which plays a major role in bone and heart health. It contains 500% vitamin K of daily required consumption. This vitamin involved in bone mineralization and blood clotting. It builds bones better than calcium. So Dandelion is very good for bones and fulfills deficiency of vitamin K.
Full of Antioxidants – These are the substances which help to prevent cell damage especially caused by oxidation. The body fights with free radical damage with the help of antioxidants. This damage happens to body damage which further may cause cancer and premature aging.
Rich in Vitamin A – Vitamin A is essential for healthy eyesight, neurological functions, healthy glowing skin and much more. Vitamin A acts as antioxidants and can reduce inflammation by fighting free radical damage. Vitamin A also provides support to the immune system and also helps to prevent cancer. Dandelion is rich in Vitamin A so can promote healthy body by protecting from various damages.