Dandelion is great for detoxing the liver! It is also chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots are used in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers are used to make wines.
In the past, Native Americans have used dandelion root and leave to treat liver problems. They also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomach. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion has been used to treat stomach problems, appendicitis, and breast problems, such as inflammation or lack of milk flow. In Europe, dandelion was used in remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea.
I have found the dandelion root a great substitute for coffee. My Coconut Magic Latte recipe is also a great way to get your daily dose of coconut oil. This healthy drink can be taken as often as you like. Unlike coffee, it doesn’t cause dehydration or acidity in the body. When blended with coconut oil, Coconut Magic Latte makes a delicious creamy like café latte drink. It can be the perfect cleansing, energizing, and nutritive rich way to start your day, or many have told me they like the afternoon pick me.
Plus it has many other great benefits, such as:
1. It improves digestion and aids weight loss.
2. It eases congestion of the liver.
3. It helps to purify the bladder and kidneys.
4. As a diuretic, it reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.
5. The potassium in dandelion helps regulate blood pressure.
6. It helps to purify the blood, regulate blood sugar and improves blood circulation.
7. It helps to ease bloating and aching joints.
8. It helps to cure skin conditions.
9. Studies have shown that dandelion lowers and controls cholesterol levels.
10. It helps boost the immune system and fight off fungi and microbes (similar to coconut oil).
See this article the amazing benefits of coconut oil. This will give you the full picture of what both dandelion and coconut oil, when drunk as a Coconut Magic Latte, can do for your health.
Dandelion leaves, flowers, and roots are all edible. They have a slightly bitter flavor that can be minimized by harvesting them in the fall or spring. When making the Coconut Magic latte I like to add a little coconut flower nectar for a natural sweetener.
Dandelion is generally considered safe in food and medicinal levels.
Author: Jenni Madison
Jenni started Coconut Magic when she returned from living in Thailand in 2011. Whilst abroad, Jenni had discovered the most amazing quality of coconut oil and experienced her own health transformation. Jenni returned with very little other than her coconut oil discovery and a desire to share it with the world. Just a few months after her return coconut oil and whole new perception of well being started to become 'rediscovered' in the west. People were looking for clean, pure and sustainable, health products. People were eager to learn about health food, raw food and healing with plant-based nutrition. Based on this, alongside Jenni's passion to share what she had discovered in the East, the company grew fast.
Coconut Magic is committed to bringing you the highest quality coconut products, backed by sustainable, fairly traded production, and well-being education.
Find more about the author Jenni Madison here