kThis fantastic root has been used to produce ancient medicine for many different health reasons. And nowadays this powerful weed is inspiring medical researchers because it has the potential to cure cancer!
The root builds up the immune system and blood. It helps to treat lung, prostate, and other cancers better than chemotherapy. In Ontario, Canada, Dr. Carolyn Hamm from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre said that dandelion root extract helped with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
John Di Carlo, a cancer patient at the time he was a 72-year old, was sent home to live his final days with the family after all efforts failed to treat his leukemia.
He said to CBC News that he was instructed to drink dandelion root tea as a last effort to help cure his cancer. Maybe they should have used it as a first option to treat him as his cancer went into remission only four months after he started drinking the tea every day. His doctors connected this to the dandelion tea that he drank.
Recent research papers have shown that dandelion root extract works quickly on cancer cells, as doctors observed in Di Carlo’s case. Within just 48 hours of cancer cells having contact with the extract, they began to get destroyed. The body then replaced these cancerous cells with healthy new ones.
Further studies concluded that the extract could also help treat other types of cancer, including colon, breast, liver, prostate, and lung cancer.
Dr. Hamm suggests that dandelion root extract can negatively impact the effects of chemotherapy. So it’s always best to consult with your doctor first and let them know you are looking into trying to drink dandelion root extract tea. Also let your doctor know of any other supplements or foods that you are consuming on a regular basis, as it can affect your chemotherapy treatment.
If you do not have cancer, you can drink dandelion tea and eat your greens to keep your body healthy. Both the roots and the stems of dandelions have the ability to combat diabetes. It can help combat diabetes by stimulating the pancreas to produce insulin, which in turn stabilizes the spikes in blood sugar levels.
If you experience digestive issues or need to get rid of toxins, dandelion tea could help you.
First, the liver stimulates the digestive system by producing bile, and it filters the blood of chemicals and various impurities. Based on Dr. Axe, the vitamins and minerals observed in dandelions can help cleanse the liver and keep it in healthy. And when you support your liver, you create overall health for yourself.
Dandelions contain vitamin C and antioxidants, which is beneficial to help your body combat infections, such as the bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections. If you suffer from frequent bouts of UTI, consuming dandelion tea every day could help you prevent it from happening ever again.
Dandelion greens are bitter but are edible. Only eat the greens from dandelion if the area was not sprayed with toxic chemicals such as RoundUp. The greens are loaded with fiber, which is excellent for intestinal health. High fiber diets are known to reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and irritable bowel syndrome.
The greens also contain vitamin A. Only one cup of dandelion greens has 100% of your daily recommended intake. Vitamin A is essential for supporting healthy vision, and it can also prevent premature aging of the skin.
Since people find it hard to eat a cup of bitter greens, try incorporating it into your morning smoothies and teas.
See the short video below and learn how to make Dandelion Tea from scratch: