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Dandelion May 8, 2010

Filed under: Food and drink — cnesgreen @ 6:30 pm

 

 

 

Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and postmenopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite and minor digestive problems. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder. It shows proven value as a diuretic, flushing excess water from the body. It is believed by many experts to promote the flow of bile and stimulates the appetite. Dandelion juice once was quite popular as a diuretic, laxative, and remedy for rheumatism.

 

 

 

 

Common Usage

 

Coffee Substitute:

You can drink dandelion tea–instead of coffee with caffeine–to give you an energy boost without feeling jittery.

 

Weight Loss:

Drinking several cups of dandelion tea, along with Purerh Tea or Green Tea, can help you lose weight.

 

Diuretic:

The tea is used as a diuretic, since it helps the kidneys flush out fluid and can assist in relieving ailments like hypertension and bloating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dandelion Tea’s health benefits are slowly getting the attention of health enthusiasts the world over. The common dandelion is an exceptionally nutritious food. While many consider the dandelion to be an aesthetic nuisance to a well-balanced garden, its defenders swear to the efficacy of its health benefits.

Dandelion leaves and roots contain substantial levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon. These elements are transferred to dandelion tea when the leaves and roots are infused in hot water.

 

The medicinal actions of dandelion tea seem to target the digestive and eliminative systems of the body. The dandelion leaf, for example, is an agent for stimulating the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder, hence aiding in the digestion of fat.

 

 

The following are Dandelion Tea’s well-known health benefits:

 

  1. They are a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E
  2. They are rich in calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, selenium, silicon and zinc
  1. They are a laxative, cholertic, tonic antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory
  1. It is one of the best herbs you can have for gall, spleen and liver problems, and it can relieve symptoms of menstruation in women.
  1. They keep the liver at peak efficiency and they can purify and build blood when ingested and will even cleanse and regenerate cells. They help the pancreas and they absorb toxins in the bowel. 6,Some even say it can help relieve diabetes when consumed as a tea or food on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

 

To make dandelion tea, just follow these easy steps:

 

Step 1: Prepare about 5g dry dandelion.

Step 2: Pour boiling hot water over the tea and wash it for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Strain the tea.

Step 4: Pour hot water over the tea again and steep for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5: Strain the tea and enjoy!

 

Sweeten your tea and add honey if desired.

 

 

 

 

Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.

 

An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.

 

 

Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.

 

 

 

The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.

 

In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.

 

 

That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a dietary supplement and these claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  If you are ill, please consult your doctor.

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