What are Dandelion Leaves?
Dandelion leaves are highly nutritious plants loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fibers. It could be eaten cooked or raw, and can be applied to the skin, however, these leaves are often dried and consumed as tea. Due to the chemicals these leaves contain, it’s traditionally used to support kidney function by increasing urine production. In other words, the leaves act as a kidney cleanser.
What are the Health Benefits?
1. Decreases Swelling (Inflammation)
2. Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
3. Promotes Healthy Liver
4. Aids in Weight Loss
5. Reduces Growth of Cancerous Cells
6. Promotes Digestion by reducing constipation & increasing intestinal movement
What Precautions Should I Take?
Dandelion leaves are safe for most people due to its low toxicity. However, when consumed, especially in it’s whole form, dandelion can cause allergic reactions particularly in people with allergies related to ragweed. Due to the lack of reliable information, it’s safer to say that pregnant or breastfeeding women and those with kidney problems should not take this into consumption.