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Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

Posted by Maree van Dongen on

Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

If you were to encounter a Dandelion plant in your garden whilst weeding, you wouldn’t think twice before pulling it out. However, the plant has been used for its beneficial properties throughout the world for over 1000 years. Today, Dandelion grows wild in most parts of the world, as well as being cultivated for fresh or dry use.The name Dandelion derives from Latin “deons leonis” literally meaning lion’s teeth. This refers to the appearance of their yellow flowers. Both the leaves and the root of the plant are used for their remedial properties. Some recipes even exist for Dandelion “honey”...

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The Benefits of Dandelion Root & Leaves

Posted by Brett Riley on

DANDELION Dandelion root and leaves share many virtues. but in general the leaves are more prized for their diuretic properties. They are as strong as some diuretic drugs, and because they are rich in potassium do not lead to potassium deficiency, which can be a serious side effect of drug therapy. For anyone suffering from water retention, especially if it is due to heart problems dandelion leaf is worth trying. The root, on the other hand, is one of the best liver tonics, both stimulating and supportive. For anyone who has liver or gall-bladder problems, or is recovering from such...

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