Health Benefits of Dandelion

Dandelion - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
Dandelion is not just a weed you see in your garden. The pretty yellow flower along with the root and leaves a used for herbal remedies which are greatly beneficial for the body.
Dandelion has many blood-cleansing and detoxifying properties, and for this reason is it is great for many conditions relating to the health of blood.

Dandelion‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Diuretic
Consuming a herbal tea which contains Dandelion will increase urine production and flow. This is great for helping to eliminate toxins and infections of the urinary tract and overall circulatory system within the body.
2. Contained in Weight Loss Teas and 3. Coffee Substitute
Because of it’s Diuretic properties mentioned above, Dandelion is contained in many weight-loss teas. This is because it flushes out nasties which may be holding you back from losing weight and it also just flushes a lot of water weight and fluids out of you, which may be causing you be bloated.
Dandelion tea can also be used as a substitute for coffee. It has a milder taste than coffee, and is a great healthy alternative.

4. Alleviates Gout Conditions
Gout is the build-up of uric acid in the body. The diuretic properties of Dandelion mean that excess uric acid can be flushed out the body.
5. Assists with Anaemia
Dandelions are full of Iron, B Vitamins and Protein. This is important for healthy blood; Iron for the production of haemoglobin, and the B Vitamins and Protein for the protection and production of healthy blood cells.
6. Fights Skin Infections
The sap (Milk) of the Dandelion is known to treat skin diseases and infections, which are caused by microbes and fungus. It can be used to treat itchy skin, ringworm and eczema.
7. Reduces Acne
Dandelion can also assist the skin by reducing acne. The detoxifying properties of Dandelion can clear skin and prevent more build-up of oils under the skin, in pores, which cause acne.
8. Reduces High Blood Pressure
Urination can lower a high blood-pressure. As Dandelion is a diuretic, it is great for lowering blood-pressure. The Fibre in dandelion prevents a build up bad cholesterol in the body which would attribute to high blood-pressure. The potassium in Dandelions replace sodium in the body, which is another way it helps with lowering blood-pressure.
9. Good for Eye-Sight and Night Vision
By Supplying the body with a good dose of Vitamins A and B, which is great for eye-sight, Dandelion, can improve day and night vision.
10 Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Dandelion can stimulate the production of insulin from the pancreas, which naturally lowers blood-sugar levels. It also removes excess sugar/glucose from the body, by eliminating it through urine.

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