Dandelions grow universally and hence have a long history of beneficial uses to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. This super herb contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your health and we often eat the leaves or chop them into a salad along with the flower. One important benefit you can get from dandelion is using dandelion oil as a pain reliever for joint pain.
You can make dandelion oil at home.
You have to prepare:
• Dandelion flowers, freshly picked
• Base oil, such as grapeseed oil, almond oil or olive oil
1. Fill a small preserving jar with fresh dandelion flowers.
2. Pour the oil over the dandelion flowers and fill the jar almost to the top.
3. Cover with cheesecloth secured with a rubber band and set the jar on a warm sunny windowsill for 2 weeks, or until the flowers have lost their color and turn brown.
4. Strain the dandelion flowers out of the oil and transfer the oil to a new sterilized jar.
5. Store it in a cool dark place.
6. When your therapeutic massage oil is ready, massage it into achy joints or muscles. It’s one of the most useful plants to reduce joint pain and aching muscles, try this recipe as needed.
Dandelion is also very helpful for many other conditions:
Digestive Aid – Dandelion root tea is used to help relieve digestive problems such as flatulence, fullness and constipation.
Kidney – Dandelion contains potassium, which can help with kidney function.
Liver – Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance.
Antioxidants – Every part of the dandelion plant is rich in antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, slowing down the aging process in our cells.
Cancer – Dandelion acts against cancer to slow its growth and prevent its spread.
Diabetes – Recent animal studies show promise that dandelion helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels.
High Blood Pressure – As a diuretic dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fiber and potassium in dandelion also regulate blood pressure.
Cholesterol – Animal studies have shown that dandelion lowers and controls cholesterol levels.
Inflammation – Dandelion contains essential fatty acids and phytonutrients that reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.
Depression – Dandelion contains the B-complex vitamins, which help stabilize mood, that’s why it’s recommended to those suffering from depression.
Ref: Alex Jordon of Natural News