(Taraxacum oficinale Weber)
Dandelion root has been used for centuries in China to cure certain types of cancer, and the latest research conducted in 2011 at the University of Windsor in Canada proved its ability to selectively destroy malignant melanoma cells without damaging healthy cells. Studies were also done on pancreatic and liver cancers, and dandelion proved equally effective. Its powerful ingredient is luteolin, a flavonoid with extremely strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour effects.
Dandelion has a diuretic effect, it stimulates bile secretion, cleanses toxins from the liver, but also helps with allergies, soothes inflammations, joint and muscle pain, raises energy levels, lowers cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Since it regulates digestion, prevents constipation and boosts metabolism, it is also good for weight loss; as it has antibacterial properties, it helps with skin infections and acne. Even if we do not suffer from any of these problems, dandelion can strengthen our immunity and improve the general condition of the body.
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