Health Benefits of Dandelion Juice
by Kevin Pederson
With the juices of the stinging nettle and watercress it is the ideal basis for a 'spring
clean' and is used this way in Germany as pan of a two week course combined with
a diet without meat or much sugar or starch. This treatment helps to make the liver
and the gall bladder normal, and it has a beneficial effect upon the nervous system.

The secret of growing your own is to use well dug soil and then to remove the
flowers as soon as they appear. This avoids the random seeding of the plant and
ensures a lush growth of leaves for several years. It is best to select seeds from a
broad leafed variety as those are more tender and juicy. It is often mixed with the
juices of the leaves of carrots and turnips.

As a diuretic, it can be taken alone. The Romans called the plant Herba urinaria, but
this effect is the consequence of a dose of several ounces a day, whereas for other
uses 2floz (50ml) is sufficient.

The humble dandelion is so often seen as an annoying weed in the garden and in the
farmer's fields. Yet this attractive golden sunburst is a herbal medicine of renowned
effect and great antiquity. The Germans call it Lowenzahn, or Lion's tooth, but the
French Pissenlit, which means 'wet the bed' is more descriptive of its diuretic
properties. In Belgium the dandelion plant is grown as a crop.

The botanical name Taraxacum comes from a Greek word which means to alter or
to stir up and this refers to its medical properties. The specific word officinal used to
be given to all officially recognized herbs.


About The Author

Kevin Pederson has been managing a number of natural home remedies websites
which have information on
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Dandelion leaves, when young, are a
tasty salad vegetable. Dandelion
roots can be dried, roasted and then
ground as a good coffee substitute
without caffeine and which has
beneficial healthy effects on
indigestion and on rheumatic
complaints.

Nutritionally, dandelion juice is of
remarkable value with a high iron
content, quadruple the carotene
content of lettuce plus rich supplies of
calcium, potassium, and vitamins C
and E.
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