Fun Facts About Dandelions

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All parts of the dandelion are edible and have medicinal and culinary uses. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and flavor. Let’s stop spraying lawns with dangerous chemicals just to kill this incredibly useful plant!

  •  acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
  •  is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water.
  •  improves liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance.
  •  increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems.
  •  every part of the plant is rich in antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, slowing down the aging process in our cells.
  • acts against cancer to slow its growth and prevent its spread.
  • helps reduce inflammation throughout the body.
  • lowers and control cholesterol levels.
  • helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels.
  • the fiber and potassium in dandelion regulate blood pressure.
  • boosts immune function and fights off microbes and fungi.

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