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How To Make Dandelion Tea

Dandelion root tea is made with both the root and the herb of the dandelion plant.  It has become very popular in recent years because of the many health benefits it has provided people who may have non-life threatening illnesses.  Medical conditions such as weight loss, acne, digestive problems, anemia, diabetes, gallbladder and liver, as well as an aid to conditions which may prove more serious, such as cancer, are all benefited by the dandelion plant.

Then dandelion plant has been shown to contain a high level of anti-oxidants that are released into the tea, thereby adding them to the blood stream when drunk, and making them effective anti-cancer agents. Because of these therapeutic benefits, many people get positive and curative benefits from the dandelion plant, and are able to achieve better overall nutritional well being.

The dandelion plant is not really a “new age” herb.  It has been around for more than 1,000 years.  It has been one of the most important health herbs, dating back to the 10th century, when it was first found to have positive medicinal effects in curing many ailments of then “civilized” man. There were some countries that believed in the nutritional, as well as medicinal, value of this “weed” before others, but it is only now that these other countries, commercial, and medical science have taken the time to document the benefits of the dandelion.  Through these new and innovative techniques we are able to appreciate the hidden powers of this plant’s healing and curative powers, as more and more products are brought to the market place.  With every new day we are learning more about this truly remarkable and fantastic plant and its capabilities.

Many cultures have grown the dandelion for a number of different reasons: as an edible plant/vegetable, for making a wine, and also for a tasty and medicinal tea. However, people still tend to see the dandelion as a just a problem in their lawn and garden, and have not cultivated their thinking beyond that.  To them the dandelion is nothing more than a spring weed that can be gotten rid of by the application of chemical pesticides. It is extremely important to note that if you are going to use the dandelion plant, that you make sure that the plant is free from all toxic chemicals and pesticides before you cultivate it for consumption.  The poisons in the chemicals are deadly to humans, as well as the weed.

People in virtually all temperate climates around the world have started growing these herbs in their gardens, not just for ornamental purposes, or conversational reasons, but for their health reasons. Now that they have become aware of the nutritional value found in the plant, it has gained a respectable place in many peoples home landscaping design. Many consume the dandelion leaves along with hot water in the form of dandelion root tea. The tea can aid in the cure of various diseases and can provide proper nourishment to the body. By providing important vitamins and minerals the dandelion helps the growth of the body and vital organs, as well as sustaining its functionality. The leaf of dandelion plant is very rich in minerals like boron, calcium, manganese, zinc and iron. It is also contains vitamins B Complex, A, D and vitamin C.  Due to such a rich and varied quantity of vitamins and minerals, it is one of the most in-demand herbs today.

 Advantages

The advantages that the dandelion root tea offers are truly remarkable.  It has been shown to improve vital organs by aiding and cleansing the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, helping the blood and heart, while acting as an effective colon cleansing agent. Weight loss is also a common 21st century ailment that can be improved upon with the simple use of the Dandelion Root Tea.

Our urine contains up to 4% of fats, and many toxic materials that are best excreted regularly. So, the more we urinate, the more water, poisons, and fats are expelled from the body. Dandelion, being a natural diuretic, promotes urinating and thereby helps you lose weight without side effects. The plant can help also to replace the lost potassium that is eliminated in the waste as the dandelion contains potassium as one of it’s minerals. Using the dandelion in your vegetables or as a salad ingredient will also add to the loss of weight as it is a good source of fiber and helps in the general improvement of bodily waste and thereby weight reduction.

The dandelion is a very important element in removing  skin spots, often found on older people. The chemical ingredients inside the plant’s leaves contain a very significant amount of Dandelion juice, which is a good detoxification agent, diuretic, stimulant and anti-oxidant. These four properties make it a great treatment for acne and other skin diseases.  Before we know how it treats acne, we might want to look at what acne is.

All acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of a hair follicle, sebaceous gland, and a hair. These units are found everywhere on the body except on the palms, soles, top of the feet, and the lower lip. The number of pilosebaceous units is greatest on the face, upper neck, and chest. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized. During adolescence sebaceous glands enlarge and produce more sebum under the influence of hormones, also called androgens. After about age 20, sebum production begins to decrease.  Science tells us that Acne & Bacteria together are the basic reason we get acne.  So how do we deal with it? Dandelion Milk!

A bacteria, known as Propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more Propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. The presence of bacteria attracts white blood cells to the follicle. These white blood cells produce an enzyme that damages the wall of the follicle, allowing the contents of the follicle to enter the skins dermis. This process causes an inflammatory response seen as papules (red bumps), pustules, and nodules, more commonly known as pimples.  The bacteria also cause the formation of free fatty acids, which are irritants, increasing the inflammatory process in the follicle.

As the body chemistry changes in puberty, it is thought that the imbalance in these hormones can cause either too much Propionibacterium acnes to be present.  If not maintained in the proper ratio, the bacteria tend to deposit as toxic substances in the body which tend to come out with sweat through the sweat glands or sebaceous glands on the skin.  These glands secret more oils which, mixed with dead skin, block the pores and the secretion is obstructed.  These toxic substances cannot escape and result in acne. This is further worsened by the microbial infections on the effected places. Dandelion juice, being a stimulant, diuretic and detoxifier in nature, can help regulate proper secretion of hormones, increasing sweating and opening up the pores, thereby facilitating the removal of the toxins, bacteria, and through the process of perspiration (sweating), and increased urination, (since dandelion is also a diuretic), much of the infectious material is removed. The Dandelion Milk or Sap, if externally applied on acne, can inhibit microbial infection.  This is a proven treatment and is basically free to anyone that wants a quick cure, and instant relief at no expense!

The tea proves to be a very important cure in some diseases related to the liver, such as treating jaundice, as well as dangerous disease of hepatitis. It is very helpful in curing problems related to stomach illness, and is significant in curing health problem like diarrhea. It is also used to fight constipation. It is used as an important weapon to fight health problems related to gallbladder, gall stones, liver and kidney infections. The dandelion plant purifies the blood of the patient getting rid of many toxic substance and thus energizing you, refreshing your body, mind and spirit.

It helps the patient that may have diabetes (Type one or Type two). The leaves of the dandelion plant are also used in the treatment of anemia. The dandelion has a significant amount of iron, vitamin and protein content. While iron is the integral part of hemoglobin in the blood, vitamins (particularly vitamin-B Complex) and protein are essential for the formation of red blood cells and certain other components of the blood. This way the dandelion can help anemic people.  The leaves also have been shown to have laxative properties, which can aid maintaining regularity. The tea is use to cure many digestive problems. It is highly concentrated and rich in most of the vitamins, as shown by recent research.  Advancements in medical science have started to find cures in many non-traditional plants, and the dandelion seems to be one of those that has a wide and varied content in possible remedies. Recent studies looking into cures for more serious and life threatening illnesses, such as blood cancers and tumors have been intrigued with the results of the dandelion plant. Studies being conducted in order to find its effect in curing patient suffering from cancer and tumors are ongoing and showing progress. Dandelion root tea is also considered good for many heart patients with cholesterol and triglyceride problems; cardiology studies show it can help people with high levels of cholesterol.

 Conclusion

The dandelion herb is not just an “ugly weed” any more!  It has been been shown to provide enormous benefits in directly assisting in, or providing support to the curing of various medical ailments, especially acne, weight loss, diabetes, anemia, liver and gallbladder problems, and is on the edge of helping with blood borne cancers and perhaps even tumorous cancers. For those that have issues with their liver, or kidney, or gallbladder, you should consult your medical doctor or specialist before entering into any regimen that would include the use of dandelion root tea. While it has been shown to contain properties that are rich in various minerals and vitamins, everyone that begins a new course of treatment is advised to seek medical information and consent before beginning any new procedure. For many, taking dandelion root tea will have no side effect. Many people who are very concerned about their health and are already consuming the tea, will find this information as welcomed news. We wish you well and hope you continue taking our tea, and share the news with others like you, who may also wish to start drinking dandelion root tea.