“There are many health benefits to eating Dandelions Greens and the roots, and the greens are great in salads, soups, and stews. And the greens also help to detox the liver, are very important for healing diabetes, for boosting good bacteria in our gut, for healing cancer, and creating health and vitality.”

Dandelion Greens also called Taraxacum officinale grows all over the world and have been used as food and for healing for hundreds of years.

Growing - Being a common weed Dandelion Greens are easy to grow, and because of climate change, drought, and water rationing we need plants that can thrive with very little water. Dandelion Greens grow just about any where, they are not picky and they spread their seeds everywhere. Organic
Dandelion Seeds can be found on-line to start your own garden of delicious greens. Just spread the seeds on the soil, cover them with a little soil, add some moisture and allow them to grow.

Most Nutritious Veggie - The USDA says that Dandelion Greens are one of the most nutritious veggies around… ranking 4th place among all vegetables.

Protein - Dandelion Greens contain almost 15% protein making them great for anyone who is a vegan or just wants to add more protein to their diet.

Detoxing - Dandelion Greens and roots are great for detoxing the liver. And our liver is our first line of defense for our immune system. And because these great greens are a good detoxing agent they help with gout, liver cirrhosis, and liver disease in general.

Lots of Calcium and Phosphorus - One Cup of Dandelion Greens contains 10% of a person’s daily needs of calcium. And they also contain a good amount of phosphorus making them great for creating strong bones and teeth.

Rich in Antioxidants - One serving of Dandelion Greens contains over 110% of our daily needs of Vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. And Vitamin A is important to healthy mucus membranes of the GI tract, mouth, lungs, and other areas of the body and for vibrant healthy skin.

Pectin and Fiber - Dandelion Greens and roots contain pectin which helps to lower cholesterol, lower trigs, helps to eliminate radioactive and heavy metals from the body, and helps to detox the body in general.

Great for Anemia - Dandelion Greens are full of iron and copper making them great for those who suffer from anemia.

Lowers Cholesterol - Dandelion Greens can also lower cholesterol by as much as 50% according to studies done in Italy.

Fat Free and Cholesterol Free - Dandelion Greens are totally fat and cholesterol free.

Compounds - Dandelion Greens contain lots of healthy compounds such as Taraxasterol for liver and gallbladder health. Sesquiterpene a tonic for good digestion, spleen, liver, and gallbladder health. Triterpenes which helps to stimulate bile production and thus helps with gallstones. Also luteolin, apigenin, and gallic acid which are antioxidants and strengthen blood vessels… and are great anti-microbial agents.

Weight Loss - Dandelion Greens only contain 25 calories per cup making them great for losing weight.

Contains Inulin - Dandelion Greens and the Roots contain Inulin which is a great probiotic agent that helps to feed good bacteria in our gut. Thus creating a good environment for growing the 4 pounds of good bacteria we need in our gut to create a healthy immune system.

Diuretic - Dandelion Greens and the roots also help increase urine volume thus helping with excess water weight, detoxing, edema, and helps with PMS. Dandelion Greens are just about as powerful as lasix and furosemide which are prescription diuretics.

Cancer - Dandelion Greens in studies have the ability to kill cancer cells without causing harm to good cells. And that Dandelion Root tea was also are able to kill leukemia cells without harming other tissues… thus making Dandelion Tea a possible non-toxic way of healing leukemia.

A famous architect by the name of Robert Stickle who came down with skin cancer noted in his research the following: People who live as farmers in the country in Italy eat lots of Dandelion Greens and drinking Dandelion Root Coffee… and hardly ever come down with cancer. But as soon as they move to the city and stopped eating dandelion greens and drinking the coffee substitute they started coming down with cancer. Then Mr. Stickle started eating Dandelion Greens and drinking the coffee substitute in 1986 and 18 years later he’s still cancer free.

Perhaps Dandelion Greens and the roots do have some protection qualities that keep us from coming down with cancer.

Diabetes - And new animal studies show that Dandelion can lower and maintain good blood glucose levels. In fact there was one man who was 70 years old and had terrible diabetes that was out of control. He cut out sweets and carbs but still had high blood sugar. He then changed just one thing, he started drinking Dandelion Root Coffee… and his blood sugar went up and down the first week… then it dropped into the normal range and stayed there. Amazing!

Inflammation - Dandelion Greens and the roots are also great for inflammation, and inflammation is the first step towards creating disease.
Eye Health - Dandelion Greens contain lots of lutein and zeaxanthin which are important for preventing macular degeneration.

Immune Boosting - Dandelion Greens boost our immune system and thus keep away disease.

Lowers Blood Pressure - Dandelion Greens lower blood pressure because they are a great diuretic.

Traditional Chinese Medicine - In TCM which is over 3,000 years old Dandelion is used as a tonic to promote good liver function, urinary health, joint health, and for creating strong bones.

Vitamins and Minerals - Dandelion Greens also contain lots of B Vitamins for good mood and vitality, Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E for skin health and sexual vitality, and over 5 times the RDA of Vitamin K to prevent excessive clotting. And these great greens also contain potassium for water regulation and cardiovascular health, and magnesium and manganese for enzyme production and immune system health.

Other Ways to Use Dandelions - Dandelion Greens and roots can be used in cooking, salads, in green smoothies, in home made wines, as teas, can be found in capsules… and powders. Plus the roots can be dried and ground into a caffeine free coffee substitute… and these coffee substitutes are available to buy commercially.

Finding - Dandelion Greens now be found as organic greens in many good supermarkets… and they can be grown at home. Also capsules of Dandelion Root powder can be found on-line, on Amazon, on Vitacost, and at your local health food store.

Normal Dose - The dose for the Dandelion Root capsules is usually taking 1 or 2, 500 mg capsules twice a week. The fresh greens can be used all the time… there is not limit to eating the greens. And the coffee substitute which is caffeine free can be enjoyed all day long.

Enjoy this powerful healing herb and food!

Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist

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