Dandelion is called a , ‘Miracle Drug’. It prevents or cures liver disease, hepatitis or jaundice. It acts as a gentle tonic and diuretic to purify blood. It helps to reduce weight, cleanses skin and eliminates acne. it cures various forms of cancer,prevents or controls diabetes mellitus. It has no negative side effects.
It is the top 6 herbs in the Chinese herbal medicine chest. According to the USDA Bulletin # 8,”Composition of Foods”, (Haytowitz and Matthews 1984) Dandelions rank in the top 4 green vegetables in overall nutritional value. They are nature’s richest green vegetable source of beta-carotene, from which vitamin A is created. They are rich in fiber , potassium,iron,calcium , magnesium , phosphorus and are good source of protein.
Vitamin A : important in fighting cancers of epithelial tissue , including mouth and lung.
Potassium rich foods in adequate quantities, helps keep blood pressure down and reduces the risk of strokes.
Fiber fights diabetes,lowers cholesterol,reduces cancer and heart disease risks and assists in weight loss.
Calcium in high concentrations can build strong bones and also lowers blood pressure.
B vitamins help reduce stress. “The Dandelion Celebration”–The guide to unexpected Cuisine,is useful for anyone who would like to know this remarkable plant.
I got my information from “leaf Lady”, an article written by Peter Gail.