Dandelion is also known as blowball, cankerwort, witch’s gowan, milk witch and lion’s-tooth. Dandelion is rich in carbohydrates, fibers, proteins and metals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sulfur, sodium and zinc. It also contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, flavonoids and carotenoids. Dandelion detoxifies the body. It cleanses the blood and the tissues from the harmful toxins that concentrate in our body. It is a perfect diuretic and it cleanses the urinary system. However, in contrast to other diuretic herbs, it does not deprive the body from potassium, as the big quantity of potassium it contains, compensates for the losses. It also reduces uric acid, it prevents fluid retention, it lowers the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, it detoxifies the liver and the gallbladder, it is a fat burner, it boosts the intake of calcium and it fights constipation.
We can make a decoction or infusion from all the parts of the plant, whether they are dried or fresh. To make an infusion drop a spoonful of dried leaves or flowers in a mug of boiling water. Leave for 5-10 minutes, strain and drink a cup before meals or before going to bed at night. Add a little lemon and enjoy it as a refreshment in summer.
What is written here is just informative. In no case can this information be regarded as medical advice or as advice on health issues, the only responsible for which is your personal doctor.