Properties and application of dandelion root

A dandelion is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Astro family. It has a large basal rosette of pinnately cut leaves and bright yellow flowers. Fruit - a grayish-brown spindle-shaped seed with a tuft. Root stem up to 60 centimeters in length. The height can be from 10 to 30 centimeters. All parts of the plant contain dense white milky juice. Flowering period from May to June. It grows everywhere.


Contents:
  • chemical composition
  • Useful properties
  • use of traditional medicine
  • From cholecystitis
  • From
  • hepatitis From
  • psoriasis cystitis
  • From spastic
  • colitis To improve
  • stomach acidity To improve
  • appetite from mastitis
  • gout
  • From
  • arthritisFrom eczema
  • From constipation
  • With diabetes
  • From atherosclerosis
  • From furunculosis
  • From anemia
  • For improvement of sleep
  • For osteoporosis
  • When blood is contaminated
  • For oncology
  • For oncology
  • For use in
  • oncology From warts
  • From calluses
  • From dry skin
  • From skin rashes
  • For lightening skin pigmentation
  • For toning the body
  • Contraindications
  • Procurement and storage

Chemical composition

As a part of the dandelion root:

  • oleanolic acid;
  • linoleic acid;
  • palmitic acid;
  • malic acid;
  • nicotinic acid;
  • vitamins A, C, E, B;
  • tarakserol;
  • taraxysterol;
  • androsterol;
  • Taraxacin;
  • stearins;
  • choline;
  • nicotinamide;
  • rubber;
  • resins;
  • wax;
  • inulin;
  • fatty oil;
  • essential oil;
  • protein substances;


  • tanning agents;
  • mineral salts;
  • alcohols;
  • flavonoids;
  • asparagine;
  • boron;
  • manganese;
  • potassium;
  • magnesium;
  • protein;
  • phosphorus;
  • organic acids.
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Useful properties

Dandelion has such useful properties:

  • diuretic;
  • choleretic;
  • antiviral;
  • is anti-inflammatory;
  • diaphoretic;
  • expectorant;
  • is a laxative;
  • is diuretic;
  • is soothing;
  • is antispasmodic;
  • blood-cleansing;
  • hemostatic.
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The dandelion root has the following effects on the body:

  • cleansing effect;
  • acts as an easy sleeping pill;
  • displays excess bile;
  • accelerates the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates;
  • lowers body temperature;
  • destroys viruses and bacteria;
  • normalizes the work of the digestive tract;
  • acts as a mild stimulant of the body in case of overwork and fatigue;
  • regulates metabolism and appetite;
  • restores connective tissue.
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Application in folk medicine

The root of a dandelion in folk medicine is applied in the form of broths, infusions, teas and lotions.

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From cholecystitis

For the preparation of the present it will be necessary: ​​

  • 4 table spoons of St. John's wort;
  • for 2 tablespoons of cumin flower sand, grass, centaury;
  • 1,5 tablespoons chopped dandelion root.

All the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. One tablespoon of this mixture pour a glass of boiling water. Infuse 1 hour. Take a glass of infusion 2 times a day for half an hour before meals. Take it until a positive result is obtained.

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From hepatitis

To prepare the broth, take 1 teaspoon of pounded dandelion root with a glass of cold water and boil over low heat for an hour. Take half an hour before eating 1 tablespoon of broth 3 times a day.


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From psoriasis

For the preparation of kvass from the root of a dandelion you will need:

  • 3 liters of whey;
  • 1 cup of dandelion roots;
  • for 1 teaspoon of sour cream and sugar.

Sliced ​​roots wrapped in gauze and put in a jar with serum, add sour cream and sugar and mix, leave to infuse for 2 weeks. Take half the glass 2 times a day for 20 minutes before eating for a month, then take a break for a month and again you can take kvass. Every day after taking kvass, you need to top up a glass of whey or water with sugar.

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From cystitis

To prepare infusion, 2 teaspoons of ground root should be poured over with two cups of boiling water. Pour the received liquid into the thermos bottle and insist 2-3 hours. Before taking the filter. To drink during the day.

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From spastic colitis

To prepare the infusion it is necessary to mix 5 teaspoons of chamomile and oregano flowers, 1 teaspoon of dandelion root powder and pour 1 liter of boiling water. Insist in the thermos for 1 hour. Take half the glass 2 times a day.

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To increase the level of acidity of the stomach

In equal proportions blend chamomile and linden flowers, St. John's wort and yarrow, birch buds and dandelion root. Brew a tablespoon of collecting a glass of steep boiling water, insist 15 minutes. Take a glass 3 times a day before meals. The course of treatment is 1 month. After 6 weeks, repeat the course.

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To improve appetite

For infusion of 1 tablespoon of fresh peeled and crushed roots, 400 ml of water should be poured. Pour the resulting liquid into a glass container and cover with a lid. Infuse 1.5-2 hours. Take 2-3 times a day before meals for 70 milliliters.

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From mastopathy

Mix 10 grams of dandelion roots and grass, pour 400 ml of chilled boiled water for 10-12 hours. Strain. Take 50 milliliters 4-6 times a day before meals.

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From gout

For preparation of infusion it is necessary: ​​

  • on 4 parts of a leaf of a cowberry, grass of a turn, roots of a dandelion;
  • 3 pieces of Labrador grass, Clover grass, St. John's wort, Violet Field flowers;
  • for 2 parts of flax seed, nettle leaf and mint.

Mix all the herbs.2 tablespoons of the collection to fall asleep in a thermos and pour 0.5 liters of steep boiling water and leave to infuse for the night. Take half a glass 5 times a day. The course of treatment is 2-3 months.

With individual intolerance of the components of the collection, at the initial stage of phytotherapy, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, migraine are possible.
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From arthritis

To prepare the decoction, you will need:

  • 3 parts of the ground dandelion root;
  • for 1 part of black elderberry, barberry, tansy flowers, horsetries;
  • for 4 parts of grass, St. John's wort;
  • on 2 parts of the leaves of blueberries, seeds of flax seed.

Mix all the ingredients. After take 3 tablespoons of the mixture, add to the thermos and pour half a liter of boiling water. Before taking the filter and drinking half the glass 2 times a day.

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From eczema

Mix in equal parts powder from the root of dandelion and honey. Lubricate the affected skin with this mixture once a day.

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From constipation

Root the dandelion in a blender, then grind in a coffee grinder. Obtain the resulting gray-white powder in dry form for 1 teaspoon with water for 15-20 minutes before eating. Take as necessary.

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With diabetes mellitus

Prepare a mixture of equal parts of the crushed root of a dandelion, blueberry leaves and nettle. Pour boiling water and insist for an hour. Strain and take half the glass once a day before eating.

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From atherosclerosis

A tablespoon, without a slide, powder of dandelion root, pour a glass of hot water, boil the mixture in a water bath for 10-15 minutes. Stir for one hour at room temperature. Strain and put in a cold place. Take half a glass 3-4 times a day before eating.

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From furunculosis

For preparation of infusion it is necessary to pour 1 tablespoon of ground dandelion root with a glass of boiling water. Insist 2 hours in a warm place. Before applying, strain and make lotions to the problem areas on the skin.

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From anemia

A tablespoon of powdered dandelion root to pour a glass of boiling water. Insist before cooling, strain. To drink for a day in 4 receptions. The course of treatment is 1.5 months.

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To improve sleep

To prepare a decoction, mix 5 tablespoons without a hill of crushed dandelion root with 300 milliliters of boiling water and boil for 20-25 minutes. After cooling and drain. Take 10 minutes before eating half a glass three times a day.

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For osteoporosis

A tablespoon of ground roots should be poured into a glass of hot water and boiled in a water bath for 15 minutes. After insisting for an hour. Top up the boiled water to the original volume. Take a third cup 3-4 times a day for half an hour before meals.

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In case of infection of blood

In 1/5 cup hot milk pour strong fresh tea leaves of tea, 1/3 teaspoon of salt and sprinkle with a pinch of crushed dandelion root. Stir, cool. Take 2 times a day for a week.

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With Oncology

Grind the dried root of the dandelion in a coffee grinder. Take 1 teaspoon of this powder on an empty stomach with water.

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Application in home cosmetology

The dandelion root is also applicable in home cosmetology recipes in the form of baths, broths, infusions, lotions.

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From warts

Juice fresh plants abundantly lubricate the wart and leave for 2-3 hours. The next day, repeat the procedure again and the wart falls off.

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From calluses

Preliminarily for 20 minutes take a foot bath with soap and soda. From 50 grams of dandelion root and stems, squeeze the juice, moisten the cotton wool, put it on the corn and fix it with a bandage or band-aid.

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From dry skin

In equal parts, mix the crushed dried leaves, stems, flowers and dandelion root. Pour the mixture with a glass of vodka and insist 8-10 days in a dark place. After filter, add in a double amount of distilled water. Wipe the skin in the morning after washing and in the evening before going to sleep.

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From the skin rashes

1 tablespoon of powdered dandelion roots pour a glass of boiling water. Boil the mixture for 1 minute. Such decoction makes lotions to problem zones or add to the bath when bathing.

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To lighten skin pigmentation

Handful of fresh dandelions pour 1 glass of hot water and insist for an hour. This infusion to wipe the problem areas several times a day.

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To toning the body

30 grams of powder from the root of a dandelion add 400 ml of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes. Insist at room temperature and strain. Take the broth a glass 2 times a day for half an hour before meals.

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Contraindications

Dandelion does not apply:

  • for acute obstruction of the biliary tract;
  • with ulcer of the stomach and duodenum;
  • with gastritis;
  • with a predisposition to stomach disorders;
  • for individual intolerance.

In case of excessive use, it causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever.

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Harvesting and storage of

The dandelion root is harvested in April-early May and September-October. Unearth the root to clean the dirt, cut off the ground part, the lateral roots and rinse in cold water. Dry in a dry place with a layer of 3-5 cm stirring occasionally. Store in a dry place. Shelf life of raw materials is 5 years.

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