Dandelion Root, Leaves and Flower, all good for our bodies – Health Now, Wealth Forever

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By Felicia, on February 21st, 2014

In researching herbs that can increase energy, I was surprised to see dandelion on the list.  As I did further research, I was also surprised that this “weed” was beneficial from the root to the flower.

The root and leaves are full of essential vitamins like A, C, D and B complex as well as various beneficial minerals like zinc, potassium and copper.  And here I thought they were a gardener’s menace.   The benefits of the root and leaves of the dandelion on the liver and gallbladder are amazing…

By helping your liver processes, you increase your energy and decrease the toxins that we ingest daily.  These benefits also help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.  All in the roots and leaves of a “weed”.  The most common ways of ingesting the dandelion root and leaves are in teas and tinctures.

Capsules, tinctures, and teas containing dandelion leaves, roots, flowers, or the entire plant can be found in many health food stores. Dandelion leaves can also be consumed as food, in salads or as a cooked green.

Sources and Resources:

http://smallfarm.about.com/od/Recipes/a/Benefits-And-Uses-Of-Dandelion.htm

http://wellnessmama.com/5680/herb-profile-dandelion/

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2la2Xk

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/dandelion/a/dandelion_root.htm

http://www.healthnowwealthforever.com/health/eat-your-dark-leafy-greens/