Many people do not know the name of this plant when see it sp it is most times classified as a weed. But this colourful plant is called dandelion and it is not a weed at all, it is a special plant that should be groomed and extracted for its medicinal properties.
The dandelion plant, in past centuries, was considered medicinal as it could be used to treat conditions like urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, diabetes, cancer, and anemia. It could also be used to clean the liver.
Below are some benefits of the dandelion plant
Promotes Liver Health
Dandelion is very nourishing to the liver and could be used to detoxify and promote liver health. It could also be used to reestablish hydration and electrolyte balance.
A study on mice revealed the plant is capable of slowing down the progress of carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis or scarring
Dandelion plants are high I calcium making them good for the bones.
Antioxidants help the body in fighting against free radicals. The medicinal plants contain antioxidants like Luteolin and vitamin C.
The plant is a natural source of diuretic and this helps the body eliminate toxins stored in the kidney and urinary tract. It also contains antimicrobial properties that could help in fighting bacterial growth in the urinary system
The diuretic property encourages urination and this and this helps the body release sugar and salt. Most importantly, it helps in stimulating the pancreas to produce insulin which will in turn regulate sugar levels.
Dandelion contains mucilage and inulin, which soothe the digestive tract and make food processing easier. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, which is crucial for proper intestinal health and improving gut flora. If you suffer from constipation or diarrhea, eat some dandelion greens!