The use of dandelion in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Dandelion and health benefits
While many people think of the dandelion as a pesky weed, its chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc.
Dandelion and folk medicine
In the past, dandelion roots and leaves were used to treat liver problems. Native Americans also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomach. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion has been used to treat stomach problems, appendicitis, and breast problems, such as inflammation or lack of milk flow. In Europe, it was used in remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea.
Dandelion and dietary
The leaves are used to stimulate the appetite and help digestion. Dandelion flower has antioxidant properties. Dandelion may also help improve the immune system. Herbalists use dandelion root to detoxify the liver and gallbladder, and dandelion leaves to help kidney function. Dandelion is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements. It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic. Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections, and cancer. You can find dandelion herbs and roots fresh or dried in a variety of forms, including tinctures, liquid extract, teas, tablets, and capsules. Dandelion can be found alone or combined with other dietary supplements.
Dandelion and presence
Hundreds of species of dandelion grow in the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. Dandelion flowers open with the sun in the morning and close in the evening or during gloomy weather. The dark brown roots are fleshy and brittle and are filled with a white milky substance that is bitter and slightly smelly.
Dandelion and allergy
Ask your doctor before giving dandelion supplements to a child, so your doctor can help you determine the dose. However eating dandelion in food is safe for a child. Herbs can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of a health care provider. Dandelion is generally considered safe. Some people may have an allergic reaction from touching dandelion, and others may get mouth sores. If you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, daisies, or iodine, you should avoid dandelion.
Dandelion and foods
Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, soups, wine and teas. The roots are used in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers are used to make wines and syrup. Quite easy to prepare dandelion flower syrup and making sorbets or ice cream from this.
Dandelion and decoration
The combination of natural materials, wood, bamboo, linen, cotton and wool, soft round shapes and pleasant, almost neutral color shades feel welcoming and elegant, enriched with designs, inspired by dandelion plants, flowers and seeds. Light blue, yellow and purple color shades, used for fabulous decorative accents, work well. You may apply removable PVC Dandelion Wall Stickers or Wall Papers.
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