Monday, March 22, 2010

Herb of the Week: Dandelion

If you look at my expansion of links and pages to the left you will see I added something particularly Interesting and Noteworthy. I've Decided to post a "Herb of the Week" Section. This Section will post one Beneficial Herb a week (unless I change it to Daily) And A Link to A web page with the Holistic Value of the Herb. Every time I update the Herb, I will also post a Corresponding Entry

This Week, Dandelion More than just a Weed. The Following Information comes from this site here


The humble little Dandelion has remarkable nutritional value, being very high in vitamins A and C, with more beta carotine than carrots and more potassium than broccoli or spinach, not to mention healthy doses of iron and copper for good measure. Medicinally, Dandelions are considered very safe and effective as a general tonic that helps strengthen the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and intestines, improving bile flow and reducing inflammation in cases of hepatitis and cirrhosis. Dandelions also help to dissipate gallstones and are believed to improve kidney function, thereby improving overall health and clearing skin problems.

Dandelion tea is the perfect choice for those with the above problems or those who lead relatively sedentary lifestyles and who experience discomfort associated with this, such as constipation, digestive disorders, indigestion, and general sluggishness and fatigue. Just one cup per day will yield noticeable results within the first few months. Tea may also be of benefit for many of the problems associated with diabetes and low blood sugar.

Externally, the white sap from the stems or roots can be applied directly to ease the pain of sores and bee stings, and is useful in the elimination of warts, acne, and calluses.


Blessed Be,
Fae Kieran


Lisa M Griffin said...

What an interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

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