Dandelions, A Wholistic Approach to Ethnic Beauty
Benefits of the Dandelion
Almost all parts of this plant, leaves, flower tops and roots, provide health benefits.
The Leaf is considered a nutritious green vegetable. It's used in everything from green salads to smoothies. Fresh leaves and dried herbs are available in health food stores and farmer's markets.
The Root is said to have medicinal properties and is used for drying and grinding coffee.
Dandelions and Skin Care
From acne to burns and stings to anti-aging, dandelions are used across the spectrum when it comes to skin care challenges.
When treating acne challenges, dandelions are an excellent detoxifier and antioxidant. It's a known fact that acne is caused by hormonal imbalance.
Dandelion sap, also known as milk, can be applied topically to your acne challenged skin inhibiting microbial infection. Dandelion juice regulates the secretion of hormones allowing the removal of toxins from your body.
The anti-aging properties of dandelion help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and for some, dark spots. It's been known to aid in toning and firming up sagging skin.
Dandelions and Hair Care
Dandelions are great at ridding excess oil from your scalp. They're also known to be rich in iron and for keeping dandruff at bay.
Whole Body Care with Dandelions
Dandelions contain powerful nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus , zinc, iron and B-complex vitamins.
They are known to aid in digestion, control blood pressure, keep the bile flowing in your liver as well as help with Urinary tract infections. They’ve also been known to help you shed a pound or two. With the high fiber in dandelion roots, they are excellent for digestion and intestinal health.
The plant you consider to be a pest, just might end up being your saving grace when it comes to whole body care. Give it a try, and let us know in the forum how well dandelion works for you.
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