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?
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!
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.
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!
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