Dandelion, a remedy to detoxify your body naturally

Dandelion is recommended in cases of obesity by fluid retention and for all those problems requiring you to eliminate toxins.
Diente de león, un remedio para desintoxicar tu cuerpo naturalmente
Dandelion, a medicinal plant that is not difficult to find in the field if we know it to recognize, brings together many cleansing properties for our body and we can also consume it in several ways.
In this article you will learn all of its properties, including its ability to eliminate toxins and liquids, as well as tracks to recognize it in nature. We also propose a depurative plan based on the different formats in which we can find this plant.

Why is the most purifying?

We highlight this plant, known in latin as Taraxacum officinale, because brings several qualities that help us to clean the toxic substances that abound in our body. These can be a result of poor nutrition, pollution and other harmful substances that surround us, or even stress and negative emotions. If we do not seek the way to facilitate its removal, in the long run, they can be more difficult to treat multiple diseases.
We say that it is one of the more cleansing plants we have because acts on the liver and kidneys, two fundamental self-cleaning of the body organs. Thus, the dandelion is recommended especially for those health problems requiring you to eliminate toxins, like the cholesterol, uric acid or gout, diabetes, kidney stones, etc.
In addition, it is a diuretic, plant so it improves the function of the kidneys, helps to eliminate liquids and avoid their retention. It is especially suitable for cases of obesity due to excess fluid (when you see that the person is swollen), but also in urinary tract infections.
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Other benefits

Among other components, the dandelion contains vitamins A, B and C, folic acid, potassium, Silicon, iron and tannins. Thanks to its composition, we also highlight these other health properties:
  • Improves the digestive process and whets the appetite, so it is ideal for cases of loss of appetite or anorexia.
  • It acts as a mild laxative.
  • It has soothing properties of vascular disorders of extremities due to its content in tannins, so it is useful in cases of varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
  • It improves the condition of skin problems such as grains, acne, rashes, psoriasis and also enhances wound healing.
  • It keeps our hair and skin healthy thanks to its Silicon content.
  • Its iron content makes it an excellent remedy for preventing and treating anemia.

How do we recognize it?

The dandelion, which is considered a weed grows naturally on the verge of many fields and gardens and is characterized by its toothed leaves and its yellow flower. It is also well known because after flowering, yellow petals are replaced by a group of stems with fluffy white strands that children often blow to release into the wind as if they were small parachutes. This helps spread the seeds.
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Debugging with dandelion

To make a depurative cure with dandelion use plant fresh or dried to make teas and take three per day, before meals. If you don't plant, you can buy it at health food stores in the form of herb, tincture, or tablets. In addition you can Add fresh leaves in the dishes that you cook.
As a curiosity, dandelion is also known as bitter chicory, and can be used as a coffeesubstitute, caffeine free. The roots of the plant, toasted and ground are used for this, but also we can buy it already prepared diet.
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Duration of the depurative treatment we must drink enough water out of the meals, to help expel the toxins that will mobilize. Also have to care for more food and try to avoid the following foods and habits:
  • Fatty meats and sausages.
  • Fried foods.
  • Trans fats or hydrogenated.
  • Refined sugars.
  • White flour.
  • Dairy products, especially cheese fatty and natas.
  • Stimulants such as coffee or cola.
  • Alcohol.
  • Tobacco.
We recommend to always consult with a physician or therapist before making any treatment with medicinal plants, since they can have contraindications or some side effects if consumed in excess.
Images courtesy of nothingtosay, Danel Solabarrieta and Daniel Friedle
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