What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Dandelion?

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Dandelions are a nuisance to most people, the little yellow things that sprout up on your lawn you go, oh! I got to go out and get rid of those. Think twice about that. Dandelions have been used for centuries for liver detoxification. Now the liver is our largest internal organ, it's responsible for detoxifying the body, for keeping us clean internally, and especially in the winter, we build up fats and toxins, so dandelions are typically used as what you call a spring tonic.

You can eat the greens, the leaves that come off of the dandelions, you can eat them raw, you can cook them, you can put them in salads, bitter greens, and you know that bitter's formulas are for the liver, bitter greens are very good for liver health. The root of dandelion is especially bitter, you can take that root, clean the dirt off, chop it up and make a tea out of it. If you don't want to go out onto your own lawn and pick dandelions, and do not pick dandelions from your yard if you use chemicals on your grass, but if you don't want to go out and do that, you can go to a natural food store, you can get dandelion root tea, you can get dandelion greens in season at the supermarket. Dandelion's not a nuisance anymore, a valuable medicine, a super health aid, great for your liver, great for longevity.