The chemical compounds contained in the dandelion root give the plant a bitter taste and characteristic smell. They have a beneficial effect on the human body. Stimulate the secretion of bile and gastric juice, and thus have a positive effect on digestion. Have a relaxing effect on the muscles surrounding the walls of the bile duct and the entire digestive system.Help maintain the body's electrolyte balance by removing excess sodium and potassium from the blood. Stimulate the work of the liver and kidneys. Support the body in the fight against viruses and fungi. Laboratory studies show that dandelion extract contains active substances that may be helpful in the treatment of cancer. Contain inulin, which contributes to the development of normal intestinal flora.
There are many reasons to use dandelion. The description of the root's properties indicates that it is a very good support for the body, which is worth reaching even prophylactically. However, it is especially useful in the fight against common ailments. Due to its choleretic effect, common dandelion is recommended for digestive problems, chronic heartburn, and also in the case of lack of appetite. In addition, dandelion root can help relieve urinary tract ailments, cleanse the body, as well as fight infections - both those related to the respiratory tract and colds, as well as skin problems.
In folk medicine, fresh dandelion root juice is used, for example, to treat warts and warts. Dried is best prepared in the form of decoction, although here and there you can also find recipes to improve digestion of tinctures based on the common dandelion. A tablespoon of crushed root should be poured with a glass of hot water and simmer for about 20 minutes. Then let it cool down for 10 minutes and strain. It is best to drink it three times a day.