Signs of spring: dandelions are blossoming.
Accepted scientific name dandelion - dandelion, Taraxacum officinale. And indeed, since ancient times it is used for medicinal purposes. All parts of the plant - and the roots and leaves, and flowers - have healing properties.
The plant has choleretic, antipyretic, laxative, expectorant, sedative, antispasmodic and a slight soporific effect. Dandelion and simultaneously acts as a mild diuretic (diuretic) and as a source of potassium (which the body loses when consuming artificial diuretics), ie harmless can regulate fluid balance in the body.
The aqueous extract of the leaves and roots of dandelion increases the overall tone of the body and normalizes metabolism, stabilizes the function of the gastrointestinal tract, lowers cholesterol, reduces the symptoms of hypertension and heart failure. Dandelion is rich in antioxidant vitamins; it is recommended for diabetics, as a tonic in general weakness, for the treatment of anemia.
Experimentally in chemical and pharmacological study of dandelion confirmed TB, antiviral, antifungal, anthelmintic, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. However, no adverse side effects it is not detected.
Juice dandelion leaves smeared with corns, warts, freckles, age spots. Powder of the roots of dandelion helps to restore metabolism and heal festering wounds, burns, ulcers, bedsores. Extracts and extracts, tincture of dandelion roots is taken orally for various diseases. Powder from the dried roots of dandelion is used to enhance the excretion of harmful substances with sweat and urine, as antisclerotic remedy for gout and rheumatism.
Of dandelion flowers make broth (it is used for insomnia, constipation, hypertension) or alcohol infusion (they rub the sore spots for rheumatism)
For the treatment of dandelion need to collect in a clean place, away from the road. Leaves, flowers and juice harvested in June. Better to do it in the morning in the morning after the dew dries. Dandelion roots are harvested in late autumn (under withering leaves) or early spring.