Dandelion is a herb from the sunflower family. It contains vitamins A, C, D, and comprises a substantial amount of iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium. It is used to treat many physical ailments, including acne, liver disease, and digestive disorders. Dandelion boosts immune function and combats fungi and microbes. Furthermore, it supports bile production to reduce inflammation and keep blockages and gallbladder problems at bay. It also has the potential to control cholesterol levels.
What are the synonyms of Dandelion?
Dandelion is also known as Priest’s Crown, Swine’s Snout, Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion’s Tooth, Puffball, White Endive, and White Endive Piss-a-bed.
Benefits of Dandelion
Promotes Healthy Liver
Dandelion helps to detoxify the liver and restore hydration and electrolyte balance. It also helps to increase the production and release of bile. It has a protective effect on liver tissues. Dandelion Extract may also reduce excess fat stored in the liver and protect against oxidative stress in liver tissue.
Dandelion contains antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This helps relieve pain and swelling.
Regulates Cholesterol Control
Dandelion has some bioactive compounds that may lower cholesterol, which may decrease heart disease risk. It can reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Supports Healthy Digestion
Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that helps stimulate appetite, promotes digestion, and balances healthy bacteria in the intestine. Additionally, Dandelion root is a rich source of the prebiotic fiber inulin. Inulin has a strong capacity to reduce constipation and increase intestinal movement.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
The bioactive compounds found in Dandelion may help reduce blood sugar. These compounds can improve insulin secretion from the pancreas while simultaneously improving glucose absorption (sugar) in muscle tissue. This process leads to improved insulin sensitivity and reduced blood sugar levels.
Regulates Blood Pressure
Dandelion is a natural diuretic. Diuretics are used to rid the body of excess fluid, leading to lowered blood pressure. Dandelion, due to its potassium content, may have an indirect effect on blood pressure.
Pregnant women must avoid the intake of dandelion. With the consumption of dandelion, there can be a rise of potassium level that in turn may lead to the situation of hyperkalemia. Apart from this, the dandelion may interfere with medicines that are given during pregnancy.
Dandelion has a reputation for promoting weight loss. It is suggested that it aids in weight loss. The symptom of bloating in humans gets reduced with increased urination.
It is excellent for breast problems as well as reducing pitta or heat in the body. It is beneficial for the breasts and mammary glands as it helps with breast sores, cysts, tumors, suppression of lactation and swollen lymph glands.
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