What is a weed to someone, can mean nature's wonder herb to someone else. You have perhaps heard of this weed which can tenderly detox your body and act as a herbal remedy for many health problems. It is dandelion. There is no difference between using dandelion and multi-vitamin and mineral supplements which are taken as a full body health supplement, because of the innumerable numbers of vitamin and mineral that dandelion contains.
It contains several essential vitamins and nutrients like vitamins A, C and K, Choline, B-complex, iron, silicon, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and copper. It is normal for health aficionados to opt for the leaves to make a healthy salad.
Dandelion can detox the liver and this results in restoration of normalcy in any hormonal disturbance. This is because the liver metabolizes hormones. Once your liver is in good health, you can cope with menopausal symptoms, PMS and irregularity of menstrual cycles.
Dandelion is a diuretic so it leads to weight loss. It may not handle the underlying cause of weight gain but can help you with weight loss without using up the potassium level in your body.
If weight gain is due to issues related to improper digestion, then dandelion could handle the problem. With the improvement of bile production by the gall bladder, it also helps in regularizing bowel movement. You could take it for a couple of months to take better care of your liver and gall bladder but you must reduce taking it slowly. This weed provokes many natural actions and secretions of the digestive system like it does with indigestion. It coaches your digestive organs to function properly again, without much effort from your side. Dandelion is especially recommended for people who face problems in digesting fat, as their bile production is not up to the mark.
There are certain conditions which warn you against using dandelion to detox, and they include allergy to the ingredient or inflammation of the gall bladder, intestinal blockage or obstruction in the bile duct. The usual recommended dose for adults is 250 to 500 mg three times a day with meals. It is always advisable to consult your doctor before you start with a new supplement. Nature has many ways to keep us healthy.