The Leaves contains Vitamins A, B, C, D and bitter glycosides, carotenoids, lutein and viola xanthin, terpenoids, choline and potassium salts, iron and other trace minerals. Its Vitamin A content is much higher then what’s found in carrots for the same volume. The root contains carbohydrates including inulin, pectin, phenolic acids, vitamins, potassium bitter glycosides called taraxacin, tannins, triterpenes, taraxol and taraxsterol, phytosterols, volatile oil, choline, and asparagine.
Also eating the fresh leaves in a salad with your main meal. Taraxacin found in the leaves and roots are beneficial to bile secretion and have a Diuretic effect, which helps with the elimination of urine. Many women experience pre-menstrual water retention. The familiar symptoms of bloating and weight gain, breast tenderness, and irritability.
Warts Removal and Skin inflammations and Insect Stings reliever: Rub the white sap from the roots on the wart and skin around the wart or skin rash or inflammation.
Other Properties: Helps improves fat and cholesterol metabolism in the body and acts as a blood purifier and also used for ailments, such as eczema, cancer and hepatitis.
Infusion Recipes: For medical uses always harvest young plants no more then 2 years old, as the roots become too old and bitter. Also harvest the leaves before the flowering begins as nutrients are lost. Only the leaves and roots are used for its medical properties.
Take dried or fresh leaves and root of about 5 to 10 grams (about 2 to 4 teaspoons) depending on dosage needed and steep in freshly boiled water for up to 10 to 20 minutes to allow the leaf juices and root sap to mix into the water.
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