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Properties and applications of the dandelion

The Botanical characteristics of the dandelion

As already known, a dandelion medicinal plant medicinal and very useful. From a large number of illnesses and diseases have long used the therapeutic properties of dandelion. Dandelion appears in early spring and is one of a very small number of plants, which can begin flowering in early spring and finish in late autumn. Dandelion appears as soon as the soil melts the snow, then the open areas of snow begin to be covered by dense, pleasing to the eye a carpet of dandelion yellow. In the vastness of mother Russia there are about 200 species of dandelion, especially popular dandelion, which is about 100.

Dandelion growing near habitation, along roads, on pastures, forest edges, banks of rivers, lakes, etc. This plant usually infests gardens, lawns, meadows, dandelions are good eats cattle. The young leaves of dandelion are eaten to prepare fresh salads.

Contraindications to the use of dandelion

Not recommended to use dandelion for persons who have an acute condition with obstruction of the biliary tract. You also need to be careful to receive the dandelion people, which increased the secretion of hydrochloric acid, and if to speak easier with peptic ulcer disease and gastritis. Overdose in the use of dandelion can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea.

The use of dandelion

A long time ago in folk medicine the leaves and roots of dandelion are used as a means of stimulating the appetite, diuretic and expectorant and in catarrh of the stomach. To use dandelion as food is necessary to take the roots and leaves of young plants. Dandelion can help in the treatment of liver diseases, stones in kidneys and gall bladder and is a good helper in atherosclerosis, inflammatory diseases of the kidney.

To apply as a drug dandelion and intoxications, poisoning, cholecystitis, liver cirrhosis of different origin edema, low potassium levels, gastritis with low acidity, poor appetite, diseases of the joints and other things. Due to the beneficial substances contained in a dandelion, this plant can be used for the treatment of atherosclerosis, diabetes, and the diuretic inkidney stone and gallstone disease, as an adjuvant in the treatment of anemia, anemia. Also dandelion is a great healing tool and can be used in the therapy of paresis, and paralysis, as an anthelmintic drug.

Dandelion is another very good property – toxic, this plant can stimulate the cardiovascular system, it can be used as radioprotective agent, and it is extremely useful in the treatment of arthritis and as a drug that helps to remove warts.

Dandelion is used to treat skin diseases, while neutralization of bites of poisonous insects, and the plant is very good at helping nursing mothers with a lack of milk. Properties of dandelion are so diverse that make this plant a healing ability to boost performance, eliminate fatigue and tiredness.

Dandelion juice is there, which can be classified as the most healing, restorative and tonic. Juice of dandelion healing can be attributed to the necessary means of neutralizing excess acidity and normalization of the alkaline composition of the body. In diseases of the spine, bones, to improve strong teeth to help combat periodontal disease etc. helps the fresh juice of the dandelion, which was obtained from roots and leaves of the plant mixed with juice of carrot leaves and turnips.

To extract the juice of dandelion is best in may or June. Before extract of dandelion juice, the plant must soak in cold, lightly salted water for about 30 minutes: this is done in order to reduce the bitterness in the juice. Necessary to take it daily for a long time at 1/4 or 1 glass can make a drink, and the decoction of oatmeal or rice with one tablespoon of honey. Due to alcohol (or vodka) juice of dandelion can be canned.

Cooking dandelion

In inflorescences and leaves of dandelion contains carotenoids, triterpene alcohols, vitamins C and B2, B6 and P, mineral salts of iron, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, boron, Nickel, titanium, molybdenum and several other elements. The leaves of dandelion have been used as a good antiscorbutic, and they were used for improvement of work of digestive glands, liver, kidneys and gallbladder.

Dandelion roots contain the carbohydrate inulin (25-30 %) and about 10-15 % of the different protein substances, plus substances are tannins and fatty oil. The roots of this great plant also discovered sterols, organic acids, salts of potassium and calcium, different resin and mucous substances. If you collect dandelion roots in the autumn, will contain about 15 % sugar.

Looking through the whole list of properties owned by the dandelion, it becomes clear how many nutrients it contains it is a wild plant and how many of them biologically active substances for the human body. People in antiquity had no scientific knowledge, as the plant is rich biochemical elements, but through his own trials and discoveries of people understand the beneficial effects of this plant on the body.

The dandelion contains biologically active ingredients that have choleretic, diuretic, antispasmodic, laxative, expectorant, sedative, hypnotic, and diuretic and diaphoretic properties. Everything listed above, not the end of the useful properties of this plant, in the process of deep learning was able to learn that the dandelion possesses antiviral, antitubercular, fungicidal, anthelmintic and anti-carcinogenic properties.