You may not think we are talking about the weeds in your back garden but actually, we are. But while they are a nuisance for your lawn, their roots are actually great for your health. How? Well let us explain…
Dandelion is a diuretic, which basically means that it helps increase the flow of urine from the kidneys. This in turn helps support the kidneys, flushing out excess waste, salt, and excess water, all by increasing urine production. While some diuretics cause a loss of potassium, dandelion actually has an abundance of potassium, so can provide diuretic benefits without an imbalance being created.
So how would a diuretic help you? Historically it has been prescribed for:
- high blood pressure
- water retention
- inflammation of kidneys or bladder
For those of you who need liver support and detoxification, Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and re-establishing hydration and electrolyte balance.