Why should you use Dandelion Root Powder?

Our ancestors enjoyed better health and immunity as they had always relied on natural and Ayurveda herbs. One such wonder herb is ‘Dandelion’.
In layman’s language Dandelion is a plant that blossoms with yellow-colored flowers. Its official name is ‘Taraxacum officinale’ which can be found in different parts of the world. This herb’s various parts like leaves, stem, flower and root all of them are used for different medicinal purpose.

Belonging
In earlier days Dandelion was considered as the native of Europe sub-continent. Also grew in milder climates of the northern hemisphere.
Its first commercial production was done in the countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and the United Kingdom. You can even find it growing in the Himalayas which is located about 12,000 feet above sea level. In India it has been used for centuries to cure various ailments. Though it grows anywhere, best quality of Dandelion root grows in moist, deep and rich soil.

The Look
How would you identify a dandelion root?
Many people think dandelion to be a weed! But no this plant from root to flowers is edible with slight caffeine like bitter and chicory taste. The leaves are dark green medium long in size and flowers yellow in color. It belongs to shrubs family of the plant family.

Global Appeal
The traditional Chinese and Native American medicine system used Dandelion root powder to cure a number of stomach and liver-related problems. Its benefits have been accepted by herbalists from all over the globe for health related ailments like high cholesterol, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, diabetes, etc. Few health benefit claims are supported by scientific research too.

Here are some sure benefits of using dandelion root powder:

Diabetes

Diabetes is known as a ‘silent killer’ disease. Scientifically this lifestyle and heredity disease in non-curable.
Dandelion root powder combats this disease due to existence of soluble fiber called ‘Inulin’ which has anti-diabetic properties. This fiber ‘Inulin’ comprises of a complex carbohydrate compound known as fructooligosaccharide (FOS) which is associated with the growth of healthy bacteria in human body’s gastrointestinal tract. Also it removes the harmful bacteria.
As a result, it elevates insulin sensitivity of the body because the flow of sugar from the intestines to our bloodstream slows down. Thus thwarts sudden spike in sugar or insulin levels in the body.

Skin Protector

Who does not want a clear and flawless complexion? The obvious answer would be ‘everyone’. Dandelion root powder has been found to give some serious trouble to the unwelcomed or harmful skin bacteria. Consuming said quantity of dandelion root powder smoothens our digestive system and supports the liver. These two things are related to flushing out harmful toxins and excessive hormones from our body. It also works on androgens, a hormone related to acne breakouts.
So if you are dreaming about a clear complexion, dandelion root powder is your go-to solution!

Powerhouse of Vitamins

We know Spinach as a superfood, but dandelion surpasses it in the amount of vitamins and minerals it contains. You can consume dandelion for Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, zinc, fibre, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. That’s not enough; consume it for Vitamin B complex, protein, organic sodium, dash of minerals and Vitamin D too! Dandelion root powder contains all these nutrients in abundance.

Works as Anti-oxidant

Dandelion root powder serves as a powerful anti-oxidant. It contains certain elements that safeguards our body from free radicals. But consume it after professional consultation. This herb serves as a protective measure against liver poisoning that occurs due to excessive alcohol consumption.

Improves appetite

Recently dandelion roots have been used in teas and also herbal coffees. It serves as an appetite enhancer and cuts down petty digestive issues like gas and constipation.

Precautionary Advice
Dandelion is though low in toxicity and is safe to consume for people in general. But keep in consideration that it’s not 100% risk-free.
It may lead to certain allergic reactions in people who are ragweed sensitive. Also people with sensitive skin should consult their dermatologist before consuming it. Also dandelion when interact with certain medications can cause problems, like antibiotics and diuretics. Consult your doctor before starting any type of medicinal herbs.

Conclusion
Dandelion root powder cannot be substituted against a balanced diet and a proper lifestyle. It does aid in achieving good health and vitality. If you are suffering from any health related issue, talk to your doctor before starting it.

 

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