Harvest this wild dandelion from the weed grows in the backyard. My 80+ mom said dandelion with its Roots, Leaves, and Flowers is full of gold and highly nutritious! It helps detoxify the liver, aids in digestion, helps fight inflammation, a powerhouse of antioxidants, boost the immune system, clear acne, may lower blood pressure, aid in weight loss and helps in diabetes. Dandelion greens are a good source of calcium and vitamin K — both of which are associated with the prevention of bone loss.
Inulin, a fiber found in the dandelion root, may also support healthy bones through improved digestion and the promotion of healthy gut bacteria. Eat fresh leaves or brew dried leaves or roots to make tea.
Benefits of Dandelion Leaves and Root
Helps with digestion
Prevents water retention in the kidneys
Boosts antioxidant activity
Used in Cancer research
Regulates blood sugar levels
Helps in high blood pressure management
Reduces cholesterol levels
Protects the Gallbladder
Its antioxidant properties help fight inflammation
Boosts the immune system
Prevents UVB damage on the skin at the cellular level
How to Make Dandelion Root Extract?
Soak dandelion leaves and roots in water for a few minutes. Rinse and cut them into small bits.
Roast for an hour at 200° F to make roasted dandelion roots and leaves. Let them cool down and store them in an airtight container.
Take a few teaspoons and add to hot water to enjoy your dandelion root coffee or tea!
Allergy warning: Dandelion should be avoided by persons who are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemum, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, or daisy.