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There are variety dandelion species that grow in several parts of North America, Europe and Asia. Dandelion is grown mainly for its medicinal importance in Germany and France. Every dandelion part, flower, roots as well as leaves, is used for medicinal as well as nutritional purposes. Dandelion’s leaves are taken in salads and sandwiches or else other ways in which greens are taken for their dietary value in Europe.

The leaves are good when harvested during the spring while the roots are most useful if harvested during the fall. The dandelion root is dark brown, fleshy and delicate and packed with a milky substance which has a bitter flavor and a slight aroma.

The dandelion root has many health benefits as highlighted below:

1. Diuretic

Dandelion is a rich supply of potassium and hence it has diuretic effects. It boosts increased urine production as well as replaces potassium which can be lost in the urine. Moreover, it can conceivably assist restore dieresis-induced losses. Therefore, dandelion roots can help reduce the risks of developing kidney diseases.

2. Anti-Diabetic

Dandelion helps to control blood sugar levels as well as reduces cholesterol and triglycerides at the same time as elevating HDL or else “good” cholesterol in the blood. Moreover, roasted dandelion root tea is a perfect help for controlling blood sugar.

3. Anti-Cancer

Dandelion root has antioxidant compounds that have proved to be successful in preventing cancer as well as fighting tumors. Moreover, dandelion roots contain vitamin-A and carotenes which are effective in preventing lung as well as oral cavity cancers.

4. Gastrointestinal Benefits

Dandelion root is utilized as a mild laxative and cures liver, kidney as well as digestive problems. Moreover, dandelion root is known to reduce inflammation, boils, fever as well as diarrhea. It has also been used to treat bloating and many other gastrointestinal system problems. Furthermore, dandelion helps to promote bile production and since bile get rid of toxins from the body, dandelion root can boost your immune body system. Dandelion root also helps break up and get rid of kidney stones.

5. Liver Benefits

Dandelion root is a rich source of iron and hence, has been generally used as a cure for liver diseases and it has diuretic effect, it may help remove toxins from the liver. Consequently, dandelion roots are utilized for liver as well as gall bladder detoxification. Moreover, because of its high iron content, dandelion root is useful in producing red blood cells inside the body to cure anemia.

6. Boosts Appetite

Fresh or dry dandelion roots also act as a gentle appetite stimulant. Dandelion roots are widely utilized as a laxative and wonder herb that improves digestion as well as proper bowel movement.

7. Weight loss

Dandelion roots have proved to be successful in promoting weight reduction. Fresh dandelion leaves have very low calories. In fact, they contain only 45 calories for every 100 g. Moreover, dandelion roots are a rich source of dietary fiber, which is helping in promoting weight loss and preventing constipation.

8. Nutrients

Dandelion roots are rich sources of vitamins C, A, D, K and B-complex. Moreover, it contains minerals such as zinc, manganese and magnesium. Vitamin C, A and manganese are great natural antioxidants. Vitamin B-complex is useful in stabilizing mood and treating depression. Vitamin K and D are useful in building strong bones mass as well as treating Alzheimer’s disease by preventing neuronal injury in the brain.

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