Dandelion Root, Leaves and Flower, all good for our bodies

In researching herbs that can increase energy, I was surprised to see dandelion on the list.  As I did further research, I was also surprised that this “weed” was beneficial from the root to the flower.

The root and leaves are full of essential vitamins like A, C, D and B complex as well as various beneficial minerals like zinc, potassium and copper.  And here I thought they were a gardener’s menace.   The benefits of the root and leaves of the dandelion on the liver and gallbladder are amazing…

By helping your liver processes, you increase your energy and decrease the toxins that we ingest daily.  These benefits also help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.  All in the roots and leaves of a “weed”.  The most common ways of ingesting the dandelion root and leaves are in teas and tinctures.

Capsules, tinctures, and teas containing dandelion leaves, roots, flowers, or the entire plant can be found in many health food stores. Dandelion leaves can also be consumed as food, in salads or as a cooked green.

Sources and Resources:

http://smallfarm.about.com/od/Recipes/a/Benefits-And-Uses-Of-Dandelion.htm

http://wellnessmama.com/5680/herb-profile-dandelion/

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2la2Xk

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/dandelion/a/dandelion_root.htm

http://www.healthnowwealthforever.com/health/eat-your-dark-leafy-greens/

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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