Somebody’s weed is another person’s healing herb. There is a weed which you have likely heard of and this herb can gently detox your body and treat several health problems effectively. It is so inexpensive and safe enough to use during pregnancy (for its iron content, not for detoxing). Enter dandelion.
Dandelion has so many vitamins and minerals that you could use it to nourish your body the same way you use a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. You can count on dandelion to contain this long list of nutrients: Vitamins A, C, K, Choline, B-complex, iron, silicon, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and copper. Healthy eaters pick it and use the leaves for their salads.
Dandelion for Hormonal Imbalances / PMS
By detoxing the liver with dandelion you can balance your hormones. This is because the liver metabolizes hormones. Optimizing the health of your liver will help you with symptoms of menopause, PMS, and irregular menstrual cycles.
Dandelion for Weight Loss
Dandelion is a diuretic so it leads to weight loss. It doesn’t necessarily deal with the underlying cause of weight gain in this case, but it helps and does it without depleting your body of vital potassium.
Constipation / Gases / Indigestion
So it turns out that dandelion could realistically deal with the underlying issue of weight gain if it is related to poor digestion. Dandelion helps your bowels move more easily because it helps the gall bladder produce bile. If you use dandelion for this you can take it for a few months to get a gallbladder and liver tune-up. Taper off slowly. Dandelion also stimulates the natural actions and secretions of the digestive system such as with indigestion. It retrains your digestive organs without you having to go through much effort. Some people have trouble digesting fat due to insufficient bile, dandelion will come to the rescue again.
Do not use dandelion if you are allergic to it. Do not use it if you have gallbladder inflammation, intestinal blockage, or bile duct obstruction. The usual recommended dose for adults is 250 to 500 mg three times a day with meals. Consult a physician when starting a new supplement.