Dandelion root infused teas or a rich imbibement of pure organic certified Dandelion herbal extract could well be the road to feeling “dandy”…
The long history and use of herbal medicine has left a colourful legacy, rich in varying, accumulated, empirical understandings. There are many variations of herbal solutions that are recommended by experts in the field of naturopathy or herbalism. Dandelion seems to always have its at the top of the list or used in conjunction with other fabulous herbs to bring about a cleansing effect on the body.
Natural HealthCare Professionals promote the use of dandelion leaf which helps detoxify the urinary tract by increasing urinary flow. The root is a bitter tonic that supports the liver. It is also effective on the ducts that secrete pancreatic enzymes and bile into the digestive system, and stimulates the gall bladder to release more bile. Therefore it supports digestive function and can act as a mild laxative. Contains carotenoids and is rich in nutrient minerals and vitamins A, B and C. Kloss suggests its high content of nutritive salts provides the ability to destroy acids in the blood.
Herbs support detoxification in many ways. Some plant medicines help to remove poisons and toxins from the body — for example, through increasing urination or sweating. Some herbs reduce the toxicity of substances by either reducing their destructive potential through antioxidant action or enhancing their removal by binding to them and removing them safely from the body. Other herbs optimise or support the function of an elimination organ to enhance detoxification.
The actions herbs perform in the body are not all fully understood. The science of phytotherapy is revealing more of the secrets and the herbal pharmacology knowledge base is growing.
Plants are incredibly complex organisms, containing hundreds or thousands of different interacting compounds. Such complexity presents problems for the current scientific method, which is unsurpassed in studying single substances acting within controlled environments.
A number of Australian made products are available which contain Dandelion as the active ingredient for Detox. Always check the product label and make sure to speak to your health care provider if symptoms persist or worsen
Be Safe and stay Healthy.