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Incredible Health Benefits of Dandelions

Time: 2019-08-27

Incredible Health Benefits of Dandelions


About Dandelion

Dandelions are thought to have evolved about 30 million years ago in Eurasia. Dandelions contain abundant vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A, C, and K, and are good sources of calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese.

They have been used by humans for food and as an herb in history. In China, dandelion is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine. And it’s medicinal value has been included in various medical books.


Medicinal Benefits

Historically, dandelion was prized for a variety of medicinal properties, and it contains a number of pharmacologically active compounds. Dandelion is used as a herbal remedy in Europe, North America, and China.


It has been used in herbal medicine to treat hemorrhoids swollen poison, phlegm, sore throat, lung sputum, intestinal fistula, damp heat jaundice, hot dripping pain, acute mastitis, lymphadenitis, sputum, scorpion venom, acute conjunctivitis, cold fever, acute tonsillitis, acute bronchitis, gastritis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, urinary tract infection, prostatitis, insect bites and liver problems.


In addition, dandelion also has functions of diuretic, laxative, jaundice, promoting digestive and appetite. It can treat stomach and duodenal ulcer. And also can prevent cancer, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer and various tumors.

 medical medium dandelion

Used for Food

Dandelion contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, trace elements and vitamins. It has rich nutritional value. It can be eaten raw, fried, and made into soup. It is rich in vitamins A and C and minerals, which have an effect on indigestion and constipation when it is eaten as food.

 dandelion for prostatitis

Cautions in Use

Dandelion pollen may cause allergic reactions when eaten, or adverse skin reactions in sensitive individuals. Contact dermatitis after handling has also been reported, probably from the latex in the stems and leaves. Due to its high potassium level, dandelion can also increase the risk of hyperkalemia when taken with potassium-sparing diuretics.