Therapeutic properties of dandelion, use in medicine and contraindications

The healing properties of dandelion far surpass its vitality, like weed grass. It is thanks to such vitality that this medicinal plant is easy enough to store for future use. Dandelion grows everywhere, forming a vast carpet thickets. The plant can be found in meadows, in the garden, along the road, and also on the refined lawns of cities. Billet dandelion is carried out during the flowering period, although this applies only to leaves and flowers, but the roots of the plant are excavated in the fall. Flowers and leaves are dried in the shade under a canopy, and the roots are washed with cold water, cut into several pieces and dried in the sun or in an oven at 40 degrees.


  • 1 Medicinal properties of dandelion
  • 2 Treatment dandelion
  • 3 Application dandelion
    • 3.1 A decoction of the roots and leaves of dandelion
    • 3.2 Water tincture dandelion
    • 3.3 infusion dandelion roots
    • 3.4 Infusion of dandelion leaves
    • 3.5 Powder of dried dandelion
    • 3.6 Juicefrom dandelion
  • 4 Contraindications of dandelion

Therapeutic properties of dandelion

Folk healers knowingly call dandelion the elixir of life. Due to the presence in its composition of a large number of useful substances, the plant contributes to the effective treatment of a variety of diseases. The flowers and leaves of the dandelion, as well as its roots, contain a huge range of vitamins PP, E, C, A and B, as well as micronutrients such as iron, manganese, calcium, potassium, cobalt, phosphorus, copper, boron, protein,insulin, sugar, essential oils, organic acids, tannins and resins.

Using the root of a dandelion

  • improving appetite;
  • decrease in secretion with gastritis;
  • excretion of bile with cholelithiasis, cholangitis, hepatitis and cholecystitis;
  • improvement of metabolic processes in diabetes;
  • the fight against sclerosis;
  • elimination of spastic and atonic constipation.

The curative properties of dandelion are used when the acidity of gastric juice is reduced in the form of therapeutic infusion. Often dandelion is included in the collection with plants such as blueberries, nettles, beans, which helps with the initial stage of diabetes. Infusion from the root of a dandelion is useful for hemorrhoids.

Treatment with dandelion

Drugs based on dandelion are widely used in folk medicine as choleretic, diuretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, laxative, expectorant, hypnotic and sedative. The plant also has an effective analgesic, antiviral, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory action. With the help of dandelion, various skin diseases can be cured. It successfully eliminates abscesses, eczema, boils, warts, calluses, freckles and pigment spots.

Medicinal dandelion helps to cleanse the body of toxins, helps regulate and normalize the balance of fluid in the human body. Due to the presence of calcium in the dandelion, the plant helps to strengthen the teeth and skeleton, improves protective functions, normalizes metabolic processes, regulates blood pressure and sugar level in blood cells.

Drugs, which are based on dandelion, are used in diseases of the kidneys, gastrointestinal system, liver, heart and joints. Dandelion helps the body to fight tuberculosis, effectively cures asthma, severe cough and depressive conditions, and also eliminates beriberi.

Application of Dandelion

Traditional healers recommend regularly eating dandelion in order to improve their overall health. As soon as the first green leaves of the plant start to break through the earth, they should be used for preparing vitamin salads. After a long winter, a lot of vitamins and essential microelements will be delivered to a tired and weakened organism, which will have a beneficial effect on the state of human health. From the leaves of dandelion, you can cook not only cold dishes, but also hot food, as well as marmalade, jam and honey.

To prepare medicinal broths, infusions and powders for powders, use all parts of dandelion in a dried and fresh form. Traditional medicine also uses fresh dandelion juice and its roots.

Decoction of the roots and leaves of the dandelion

To prepare the decoction, grind 3 teaspoons of dried plant parts, brew with two cups of boiling water, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. A filtered broth is recommended to drink twice a day, in the morning and at night with hemorrhoids. If the medicine add burdock leaves, it is perfect for treating skin diseases. For this purpose, the infusion should be applied externally.

Water dandelion tincture

The medicinal tincture of the plant has a rather wide spectrum of action and is used to treat many serious diseases. To prepare such a medicine, you must thoroughly rinse the dandelion root, and then grind it. Two teaspoons of raw material pour a glass of clean water and put in the refrigerator and 10 hours. Take infusion recommended in small portions throughout the day.

Infusion of dandelion roots

A tablespoon of the ground roots of the plant to pour a glass of boiling water, hold for 2 hours and take a third of the glass four times a day. This medicine is an excellent cholagogue, and also increases appetite.

Infusion of dandelion leaves

A tablespoon of leaves and flowers of grass should be poured with two glasses of boiling water, soak for 2 hours, filter and take half a cup before meals.

Powder from dried dandelion

Dry the dried plant with a blender to the consistency of the powder and take before eating at the tip of the knife, with a small amount of water. This medicine is a good choleretic and diuretic.

Juice from dandelion

Fresh juice, squeezed from dandelion, it is useful to lubricate calluses, warts, pigment spots and freckles. For the treatment of diseases of the bladder, kidneys and liver, dandelion juice is used, diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 1.The drink also helps to cleanse the body with intoxication and poisoning, relieves edema, eliminates joint pain and normalizes blood sugar levels. Often the juice of a dandelion is recommended for insomnia. In this case, it is used on a tablespoon before eating, diluting with sweet fruit juice.

Contraindications of dandelion

It is not recommended to use dandelion in blockage of the biliary tract. With caution should be taken to take the plant to people suffering from increased secretion of hydrochloric acid, in other words, with gastritis and ulcer diseases. An overdose of drugs containing dandelion can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting.