Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Weeds??!!

    We know dandelions as weeds in our yard!!  Something to mow over or to pull out!!!  Eradicating them from our view!
    For some time now I have been taking dandelion for health reasons.  It has some properties that is good for our biological system.  Especially good for our liver!
    Thought I would share this!  A little info about the dandelions positive effects on women especially.

    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
    Strength building, energizing, enhancing vital life forces, dandelion roots are rich in iron, manganese, phosphorus, protein, and vitamin A. They also contain bone building calcium, nerve soothing niacin, and magnesium, potassium, zinc and vitamin C complex. Consistent use of dandelion roots is said to create a potassium rich, anti cancer environment, help rid free radicals from the blood stream and is considered an excellent choice when dealing with cancer.
    Dandelion roots have traditionally been used to heal breast tissue. Grating the fresh root and applying it externally as a poultice will help heal sores, impacted milk glands and cysts. Infused in oil it is excellent for breast protective massage. Chinese physicians use it this way to treat breast cancer. Ayurvedic healers use dandelion in similar ways. Regular use of dandelion roots lowers cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure and helps prevent arteriosclerosis. Root dug in the fall contains a full quarter of the weight in inulin and will help stabilize blood sugar levels, help reduce hypoglycemia, and prevent adult onset diabetes.
    Rich in phytosterols, the roots are a safe and effective tonic for the reproductive system. Dandelion roots regulate and stabilize hormonal production and also inhibit the growth of the fungus responsible for vaginal yeast infections (candida albicans). Everyone knows that dandelion leaves are incredibly nourishing and delicious, but did you know the flowers and sap are medicinal also? Dandelion flowers steeped in wine are an apertif said to strengthen the heart, and the sap is a discutient, which means it absorbs and dissolves diseased tissue, tumors and abnormal growths.

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