This plant is amazing because it can be a food and natural medicine. It is very common and it grows everywhere around you. When you pick it make sure you pick all the plant, because you will use every part of the plant. The plant is rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and magnesium.

Dandelion leaves
You can use the leaves for salads. It makes good combination with boiled eggs or potatoes. Dandelion leaves are more nutritious than spinach or tomatoes. They have amazing diuretic properties, can help clean the liver and reduce blood cholesterol levels. Dandelion leaves can also help you if you are prone to allergies. Because of the great nutritional value dandelion leaves are recommended as natural supplement to pregnant and women in menopause.

Dandelion stems
Dandelion stems help the process of dissolution of the gall bladder stones and help regulate the metabolism. They have positive effect on the stomach and can clean the blood. Natural medicine uses dandelion stems as a cure for diabetes. Milk from the stems is effective in removing warts. There is a belief that milk from dandelion stems is toxic, the truth is it is very beneficial.

Dandelion flowers
you can make syrup from dandelion flowers. The syrup can clean and strengthen the blood and it can also improve the digestion. Syrup is good for treating cough, colds and bronchitis in adults and children.

How to prepare dandelion syrup
You need to pick about 400 yellow dandelion flowers. Put them in a bigger container and pour over 3 liters of water. Put in slices of 4 lemons and 4 oranges. Leave it to stay for 24 hours. then strain it through a gauze and put it in a bigger pot. Add 2 kilograms of sugar and put it over medium heat, bring it to boil and constantly stirring cook it for about hour and a half. You should get a thick syrup. Then put the syrup in warm glass jars and seal it with a lid.


Dandelion is very healthy plant. Some of the latest discoveries reveal that a root from this plant can cure cancer. But if you want to keep the root for long you have to dry it. Carefully peel the root and cut it in similar size pieces. You have to spread it on a clean surface on a place when there is constant air flow. The root will be completely dry in 2 weeks. Store it in a glass jar and keep it on dark place. If you dry it this way, you can use it up to a year.
Dandelion root can help you clean the liver, gallbladder and kidneys. It can help with constipation, rheumatism, arthritis, hepatitis and it can also help you to get cleaner skin without acne or edema.
Dandelion root is extremely good as prevention from all kinds of cyst, fibrosis, tumors. It can also help with swelling of breasts and similar problems during breastfeeding. And the most important it can treat cancer. The best way to use the root is to prepare tea.


Prepare the tea by this recipe:
Mix 30 grams of dried  and 60 grams of fresh dandelion root. Pour over with 250 ml of water and a pinch of salt. Bring it to boil cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Then strain the tea and drink 3 cups a day.


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