Dandelion
Health,  Wellness

Natural Wellness series -D is for Dandelion

Natural Wellness series -D is for Dandelion

As a child, I would run through the park filled with bright yellow flowers and pick the white fluffy ones. The wind would blow these into the air and I would spin and dance in circles sending wishes to the wind. These beautiful flowers have been a part of most of our childhoods, but little did we know about the many amazing properties of this precious flower?

 

Welcome to another installment of my A – Z of Natural Wellness series today we are focusing on the amazing medicinal properties of the Dandelion!

Dandelion is an amazing tonic used to cleanse your liver, kidneys, bladder, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and stomach. The roots, stem, and leaves of this powerful yellow flower are known to improve numerous health ailments. Ranging from muscle pain, loss of appetite, upset stomachs, digestive problems, joint pain, eczema, high blood sugar, edema, and bruises. It can also be used as a beauty aid as a skin toner!

Why you should be drinking dandelion tea!

Dandelion tea consists of the leaves and roots. This detoxing tea used to cleanse the liver, treat diabetes, acne, high blood pressure, gallbladder problems, pre-menstrual symptoms such as bloating, gas, water retention, and urinary problems.

As a natural diuretic, it removes excess toxins and water from your body, which purifies the blood. Through this purification process, the liver can work less hard.

The Liver is a powerful organ that breaks down the majority of medications and removes metabolites from alcohol and fatty foods that we consume. (I will be writing another article how your drinking habits could be affecting your fat loss so stay posted!

Your gall bladder’s main function is bile production which allows your body to break down fats. In order for your body to utilize fats properly as an energy source and not to store it in your liver. 

The amazing diuretic properties of the dandelion stimulates increased urine production naturally lowering blood pressure and releasing any water retention. 

Sipping on dandelion tea stimulates the production of insulin from the pancreas stabilizing blood sugar levels. 

Dandelion stems contain a milky substance that contains antiseptic and antifungal properties. This sap can calm skin irritation and itchiness caused by eczema or psoriasis. 

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Dandelion can also be used as a digestive aid to treat indigestion, bloating caused by gas and has a mild laxative effect.

Who knew this little flower was packed with so many amazing health benefits! 

Have you used dandelion to treat any health problems? We would love to hear from you! editor@carlasmith.co.za

Disclaimer

Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting a new eating plan or taking any nutritional supplements

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Hi there! I’m a fit mum who has been in the fitness industry for 11 years as a Personal Trainer, Corporate & Group Trainer, Fitness Editor, Fitness Model and WP Bikini Fitness Athlete. I’m here to assist you along your beautiful wellness journey towards a stronger, healthier and fitter YOU! You will find lots of healthy recipes, lifestyle articles, my favorite beauty reviews and fitness tutorials! Not to mention my favorite places to hang out & enjoy good food and the occasional cheat meal.

Hi there! I'm a fit mum who has been in the fitness industry for 11 years as a Personal Trainer, Corporate & Group Trainer, Fitness Editor, Fitness Model and WP Bikini Fitness Athlete. I'm here to assist you along your beautiful wellness journey towards a stronger, healthier and fitter YOU! You will find lots of healthy recipes, lifestyle articles, my favorite beauty reviews and fitness tutorials! Not to mention my favorite places to hang out & enjoy good food and the occasional cheat meal.

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  • furtdso linopv

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog!

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