Dandelion ((Taraxacum officinale), also known as bitter chicory, is a wild floral herb, considered a weed. It grows spontaneously in many types of soils. But this herb, with its yellow flowers and ephemeral fruits that we blew As children, it has multiple medicinal properties.
It has been used as a healer and preventive of diseases for centuries. Today it is one of the most studied herbs in Western medical science.
One of the most striking curiosities of dandelions is that it has more beta-carotene than carrots. In addition, the dandelion is very rich in Vitamin A, which is very good for the eyes and for the preservation of the skin. Dandelion as a food is very low in calories, and is also one of the main diuretics, making it ideal for weight loss diets.
The infusion of Dandelion is purifying, natural diuretic. Cleanses the liver and kidneys. It helps eliminate toxins. Provides a good dose of iron.
- 1 tablespoon of dandelion for every cup of water (fresh or dried)
- Water, amount needed
- Washing dandelion leaves
- Place the desired number of cups of water in a jar and bring it to full heat
- When the water starts to boil, add the dandelion leaves
- Leave on the fire for 3 minutes and turn off
- Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes, so that the leaves settle to the bottom
- Strain the preparation, and if desired, add a few drops of lemon and sweeten with honey or brown sugar
- Can be taken hot or cold
This infusion can be drunk cold or hot 3 times a day, preferably before meals.
Note:Dandelion should not be consumed if you have gallstones or kidney stones. Dandelion should not be taken by people taking lithium medicine and potassium-increasing medicines. Dandelion can decrease the absorption of antibiotics.
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