Dandelion blowing in the wind with black background
Health Wellness

Discover the benefits of Dandelion tea!

Dandelion – Natural Wellness Series

This week’s installment of the Natural Wellness Series is D for Dandelion. Dandelions are deeply rooted in most childhood memories. 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 as I would spin and dance beneath the warm sun sending wishes to the wind. These pretty yellow flowers have been a whimsical part of most childhoods. If only we knew about the many amazing properties of this precious flower?

Dandelion flowers

Welcome to another instalment of  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. Dandelion can also be used as an effective beauty aid as a skin toner!

Why you should be drinking dandelion tea!

cup of dandelion tea

Dandelion tea consists of the leaves and roots. This detoxing tea is 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.

The gall bladder’s main function is bile production which allows your body to break down fats. In order for your body to utilise 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 stabilising blood sugar levels.

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

Dandelions in a field

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

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Disclaimer

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

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Yours in Fitness Carla

 

Carla Smith

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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