[HERB] Dandelion root

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Dandelion root Dandelion

Scientific Name: Taraxacum

A herbaceous plant that blooms at the beginning of the winter, in our country belongs to the family of the complex and appears mainly in the northern and cold parts of the earth and moist soils.
The name of the plant is given to him because of the resemblance to the lion's teeth, so is his common English name, Dandelion. This is actually a distortion of the French name - dent de lion -> dandelion.
 The plant reaches a height of 40 cm and has yellow flowers and a thickened skewered root that can reach depth of up to 1
meter.The root is collected after the plant has finished flowering.

Culinary uses:
In the root kitchen serves as a substitute for coffee - the dry root, ground and roasted like a thief who is also from the same tonic family. Besides, the root is used to decide thanks to its medicinal properties.

Additional uses:

The plant has a centuries-old tradition of traditional European medicine and has been used for a variety of treatments in the context of:
liver diseases and disorders, treatment of various skin diseases, cleaning after eating poisonous foods
root - rich in condensed substances, terracene, inulin, vitamins and minerals.
The root of the sweet taste is bitter, the bitter taste increases the production and secretion of bile in the liver and increases the secretion of the pancreas, and certain components of the plant such as choline have been discovered in different liver function enhancers.
Digestive system - The plant's stimulation is gentle relative to other bitter herbs such as artichoke or turmeric leaves compared to the dandelion root. This is also true in cases where the digestive system is healthy and requires only gentle support. This makes dandelions suitable for long periods of time.
The root is also considered a gentle saline that increases and regulates the secretion of mucous cells that are part of the tissue found in the digestive system, urine, kidneys and respiration. This mucous system expects the mucous lining of the digestive system, from the oral cavity to the anus, to receive support from the materials found in the dandelion root. Plants such as palate, chili (paprika), licorice and others support the mucous cells.

 

How to use:

Boil half teaspoon dandelion root in a glass of water for 5 minutes, filter and drink
Recommended combinations:
• Lower high blood pressure - combine dandelion leaves with linden, hawthorn, olive leaves and avocado.
• For acne lesions - dandelion root, fruit, sorrel, echinacea and fruits of the Abrahamic bush.
Indications and warnings:
• Allergy may have an allergic effect on the complex family.
• Safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• May promote large stones in the bile duct and thus create blockage.
• May increase acidity as it is a bitter plant, then it is best to combine it with licorice. Price per 100 gram: NIS 39