Dandelion root has been used as a therapy for many years. It is able to treat allergies, lower cholesterol levels, to improve bile production, and to detoxify the liver. Also, it has diuretic properties and if good for pregnant women and for those in menopause.
Spring is the best time to harvest dandelion roots, particularly in the beginning of April. It is best to pick it from places that are less polluted, such as areas away from town and the road.
You may not know that all parts of dandelion have medicinal properties. Its leaves are rich in vitamins and you can use them in a salad, or with potatoes and eggs.
Dandelion stem has the power to relieve stomach problems, boosts the function of the gallbladder, regulates metabolism, and purifies the blood. Also, the stem can be used to treat diabetes, while the milk from the stem can be used to remove warts.
In addition, people can use dandelion flowers to prepare homemade dandelion syrup. It will help your body to purify the blood, it relieves a cough and improves digestion.
Recipe for dandelion syrup
Pour 3 liters of water over 400 yellow dandelion flowers. Next, cut 4 oranges and 4 lemons into slices and add them to the mixture. Leave it for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, strain the mixture and place it in a pot. Add 2 cups of sugar into the pot and cook for 30 minutes.
Remove it after it boils and gets thick enough. Then, place the syrup in sterilized jars. Treat cold, cough, or bronchitis with this syrup.