Dandelion, also known as the common dandelion, is a widely found plant in our countryside that offers a myriad of therapeutic properties and health benefits.

Used for millennia to address digestive and liver disorders, dandelion is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folic acid, B-group vitamins, inulin, and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

The therapeutic properties of dandelion are mainly attributed to its richness in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds such as beta-carotene, polyphenols, phytol, and chlorogenic and chicoric acids.

Metabolism Regulation: The unique abundance of nutrients and bioactive compounds in dandelion has several beneficial effects on metabolism. It helps control blood sugar levels, stimulate insulin secretion, reduce fat absorption, and consequently lower cholesterol levels.

Improved Digestion: Dandelion has been used for centuries to alleviate indigestion and prevent acid reflux. These benefits are attributed to the probiotic inulin content.

Liver Regeneration: One of the most significant benefits of dandelion is undoubtedly its ability to regenerate the liver and protect it from toxins and excess fat. This property also aids in detoxifying the body by expelling toxins and other residues.

Infection Prevention: Various studies have associated dandelion with antimicrobial and antiviral properties capable of preventing the replication of harmful viruses and bacteria. Dandelion also helps boost immunity.

Dandelion can be utilized in various forms, including leaves, roots, and petals, available in herbal stores as tinctures, tea bags, essential oils, dried leaves, and fresh leaves.

Currently, there are no clear rules on the dosage of dandelion supplements, so it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking them.

You can prepare a dandelion tea with fresh or dried leaves, but it is advised not to use more than 6-10 grams of leaves per day. To make a tea, let the leaves infuse in boiling water for about 10 minutes, then strain and enjoy.