I always leave a little patchof Dandelion growing for medicinal purposes and wine.
This well known weed
is one of the oldest and most versatile
of the healing herbs.
Dandelion is known by herbalists to be a Blood Purifying herb and because of these medicinal properties this herb is found in many alternative health formulas that are for sale for detoxifying the body or rebuilding the body back up in strength.
Vitamins and Trace Minerals
The Dandelion plant has been found to be very nourishing in the respect that it contains large amounts of vitamin A, C, B1, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium and Trace Minerals. All parts of the Dandelion are edible and useful for medicinal purposes. Fresh Dandelion greens have long been a favorite spring tonic for restoring the body after winter stresses.
Dandelion root is considered a diuretic and with warming and drying properties while the leaves are considered to have warming and moistening properties. Because of dandelion’s high vitamin content herbalists regard it as one of the best herbs for building the blood and treating anemic conditions. Research has shown that in the spring the dandelion produces a substance called Mannitol within the leaves and roots. For many years, Mannitol has been used throughout Europe to treat hypertension and weak hearts.
Dandelion is also known to be a wonderful liver conditioner. Good for all types of liver problems including hepatitis, jaundice and toxicity in general. Due to the Dandelion’s high vitamin A content and a substance called Helenin which is found in its flowers and known to assist the eyes, this herb is thought to be excellence for the eye health and night vision.