This spring, when your lawn is covered in a thick yellow carpet of dandelions, thank your lucky stars. There, for the plucking, is a powerful weapon in the fight against aging – and it costs nothing.
Harvest the entire plant to get age-related aches, pains and problems under control or banished from your life forever.
High Blood Pressure? Add dandelion leaves to your salad so this natural diuretic can do its magic and lower blood pressure by making you pee more often. The potassium it contains will also help to regulate blood pressure.
Digestive Problems? Forget those fake chocolate tabs. Munch on some dandelion to get quick relief naturally. It's a mild laxative that helps digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
Liver & Kidneys? Clean up your liver and kidneys at the same time by tossing a few dandelion leaves into your stir-fries or soups. Those super leaves will clear your kidneys of waste, salt and excess water, while detoxifying and balancing the electrolytes in your liver. Plus, they will ensure no nasty bacteria make their home in your urinary system – who can quarrel with that?
Cancer & inflammation? Slow cancer or prevent its spread by making dandelion part of your diet. The leaves are especially rich in the antioxidants and phytonutrients that combat cancer and reduce systemic inflammation.
High cholesterol? Take your cholesterol down a notch by chomping on these slightly bitter leaves. The bitterness comes from natural chemicals called terpenes that are able to stop cholesterol from being absorbed by your blood.
Gallbladder problems? Not any more, as your body will increase bile production when you consume dandelion leaves. As inflammation is reduced, gallbladder problems and blockages should start improving.
Add dandelion leaves to a salad or saute with a little olive oil and salt. You can also make a bitter tea out of the roots.
See you in the Spring with basket and clippers. Think wonderful, not weeds.