Dandelion is commonly thought to be one of the “bitter herbs” recommended in the Bible. Its young leaves have been gathered and eaten as a pot herb or as an addition to salads for centuries.
It has been used to aid digestion, relieve liver distress, and to treat all manner of ills from dropsy, jaundice, and kidney stones to warts and psoriasis. Culpeper states, “It is of an opening and cleansing quality, and therefore, very effectual for the obstructions of the liver, glass, and spleen. It opens the passages of the urine, both in young and old, powerfully cleanses, and doth afterwards heal them.”
Dandelion is an extremely effective diuretic, but without the common side effect of mineral depletion prevalent with diuretic drugs. Dandelion is rich in many nutrients, particularly in bio-available minerals.
It contains many important vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin C,iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid and magnesium.
It contains up to 535% of the required dose of vitamin C and 110% of the recommended daily doseof vitamin A. All these are facts known for years.
University of Windsor Canada made an initial study of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the results gave new hope to cancer patients. It was found that the root of the dandelion effectively “kill” cells infected with cancer without harmful effects on other cells in the body, reported by “Natural News”.
John Di Carlo, 72 year-old man, who was personally convinced of the healing properties ofdandelion,has been subjected to intense and “aggressive” chemotherapy to fight for his health.The healing process was three years long right before doctors send him home to spend his last days with his loved ones.
Due to the fact that there was no effect of chemotherapy and doctors did not offer alternatives to treat cancer, John began to drink tea from the root of the dandelion as a last effort to save himfrom cancer. Just four months, according to the site “Natural News”, this man survived remissionof the disease.