Dandelion, popularly known as a tenacious weed that loves our lawns, is actually a very beneficial herb with numerous healing properties. It is cultivated as a herb in Germany, France, China, and recently the USA. The leaf is approved in Germany to be used to stimulate appetite and to treat an upset stomach. The root is also approved for treatment of bile flow disturbance, such as in conditions like hepatitis, jaundice, and cirrhosis of the liver; and is a diuretic.
Liver Conditions and Gallstones
Dandelion increases bile flow in the liver, increasing the function of the liver and strengthening it especially with those with a sluggish liver as a result of alcohol abuse. It also lowers the possibility of developing gallstones.
Dandelion leaves are rich in potassium and are more beneficial as a diuretic than conventional diuretic drugs, which cause potassium loss. Dandelion is therefore beneficial in helping to release urine in bladder infections.
Dandelion helps in relieving fluid retention in PMS due to its diuretic effects.
Dandelion contains a high level of iron and magnesium, therefore it has been used to treat anemia.
Botanical healers believe that clogged pores, skin irritations, and pimples are symptoms of internal imbalance. They recommend using remedies that heal from inside, e.g. detoxifying the body, and working to get the digestive system to function better. Dandelion helps.
Dandelion heals liver function, improving flow of bile, which in turn improves arthritic conditions
- 6 leaves of dandelion
- 1 cucumber
- 2 apples
- ½ inch ginger
Wash and chop ingredients as needed to fit in the juicer feed. Juice and drink immediately.
CAUTION: Use only leaves picked from a pesticide free lawn.
If you have gallbladder disease, don’t use dandelion without medical approval.