We think of dandelions as those nasty weeds that upset our beautiful lawns, but what we don’t know, or perhaps forgot, is that they are highly nutritious, and we need them more than ever in early spring for CLEANSING SEASON!
In fact, dandelion roots and greens are used in culinary dishes and have been used medicinally all over the world. Some say that the most therapeutic form is as juice. Here are some of the proclaimed benefits of dandelion greens:
A natural diuretic, which enables the body to urinate excess fluids we held on to during the winter months.
Promotes liver detoxification
Great for losing weight
Supports the liver and kidneys, which are burdened by the breakdown of cells as the warmer weather thinks our blood and mucus.
High concentration of calcium, potassium, iron, Vitamin A (in the form of antioxidant carotenoid), Vitamin C, folate and other nutrients.
A great digestive aide and loaded with enzymes
An antiviral that may be useful in the treatment of AIDS and herpes
May also be useful in treating jaundice, cirrhosis, edema due to high blood pressure, gout, eczema and acne
Used to treat and prevent breast and lung tumors and premenstrual bloating
Contains the antioxidant lutein, which is important for healthy vision.