Many people think of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as an annoying weed, but it is full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals like iron, potassium, and zinc. People add dandelion leaves to salads, sandwiches, and teas to make them taste better. Some coffee substitutes are made from the roots, and wines are made from the flowers.
In the past, liver problems were treated with the roots and leaves of dandelion. Native Americans also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomachs. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), dandelion has been used to treat stomach problems, appendicitis, and breast problems like inflammation or not enough milk flow. In Europe, fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea were treated with dandelion.
Dandelion hasn't been the subject of any good scientific studies yet. Today, the roots are mostly used to make people hungry and to treat problems with the liver and gallbladder. As a diuretic, dandelion leaves help the body get rid of too much fluid.
The leaves are used to make people hungry and to help them digest. The dandelion flower can fight free radicals. The immune system may also be helped by dandelion. Herbalists use dandelion root to clean out the liver and gallbladder, and dandelion leaves to help the kidneys work.
◉ Providing antioxidants - Antioxidants work to stop the damage that free radicals cause. The body makes free radicals on its own, but they are bad because they speed up the aging process and the spread of some diseases.
Beta-carotene is found in dandelions. It is an antioxidant that helps keep cells from getting hurt. Researchers have found that carotenoids like beta-carotene are very important for preventing damage to cells.
Dandelion flowers also have flavonoids and polyphenols, which are also types of antioxidants.
◉ Reducing cholesterol - There are bioactive compounds in dandelions that may help lower cholesterol. In vivo and in vitro research has shown that dandelion might help lower blood lipids. Lipids, like cholesterol and triglycerides, can be part of this.
Dandelion might be able to help people with high cholesterol, but more research is still needed.
◉ Regulating blood sugar - There is some evidence that dandelions have chemicals in them that may help control blood sugar.
Researchers thought in 2016 that the antihyperglycemic, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties of dandelion could help treat type 2 diabetes. But more research is needed before we can say anything for sure.
◉ Reducing inflammation - Some studies show that extracts and chemicals from dandelion may help reduce inflammation in the body. In a 2014 study, scientists found that chemicals found in dandelions helped to reduce inflammatory responses in some ways.
But the study was only done on cells, not on people. This means that more research needs to be done before we can say that dandelion reduces inflammation in the human body.
|Product Name||Dandelion Leaf.
|Country of Origin
||Originally from the USA. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||The leaves have a distinct flavor that is both earthy and bitter, comparable to endive or radicchio.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 6 to 12- months.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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