Dandelion is a weed that is full of minerals like potassium, zinc, and iron, as well as vitamins A, B, C, and D.
The leaves of this plant are used to add flavor to teas, sandwiches, and salads. Its roots are used in some coffee substitutes and the flowers are used to make wines. Dandelion roots have been used in the past to treat problems with the liver.
Boiled dandelion was used to treat swelling, heartburn, upset stomach, kidney disease, and skin problems. In the traditional Chinese medicine, this weed was used to treat appendicitis, breast problem and stomach problems.
The European people have been using dandelion in remedies for diabetes, diarrhea, boils, eye problems and fever.
Dandelion syrup recipe
- 400 grams of yellow dandelion
- Four oranges
- Four lemons
- Three liters of water
How to prepare it:
You need to take a larger bowl and then put the dandelion in it. Then, take the water and pour it over the dandelion. You then need to take four lemons and four oranges and cut them into slices and then add them to the mixture. Leave the mixture for 24 hours.
After this time, you need to strain the mixture and then pour the liquid into a pot. Then, add two cups of sugar into the pot and cook the mixture for 30 minutes.
When the mixture reaches its boiling point and gets thicker, you need to remove it from the heat and then transfer the content of the pot into sterilized jars. You can use this mixture to treat bronchitis, coughs and cold.
Health benefits of dandelion root
It is important to know that you can prepare and store dandelion roots for future use. You can peel, cut and dry the dandelion roots in a fresh air.
Leave the root to dry for 14 days, and after that place them into a jar and store it in a place that is cool and dark. This root can treat your liver, lymph, gallbladder, and kidneys, which make it extremely effective against constipation, edema, rheumatism, acne, gallstones, and hepatitis.
What is more, it is extremely beneficial for women, especially when it comes to the treatment and prevention of breastfeeding-related issues, as well as tumors, cysts, and cancer.