Why Dandelions Should Not Be Eradicated

It may be a weed to some, but the cute yellow flower that turns into an even more charming white fluff ball is so much more than that. It has several health benefits that can make you go, wow. If you are the one who supports eradicating these little flowers when you see them, we are sure this blog will make you think twice the next time you see a dandelion.
We are sharing the excellent benefits of these flowers here so you would know how little things in nature help us and how everything is essential to maintain the balance of this universe.

Benefits Of Dandelion Roots
These roots are dried and grounded to substitute tea and coffee; this root extract is also used as herbal medicine. Here are top advantages that can be availed from the dandelion roots:

  • It has the potential to kill some cancer cells
  • It assists in the functioning of the brain
  • It protects bones
  • It supports the function and health of the liver
  • It has anti-inflammatory qualities
  • It helps in metabolism balance
  • It can fight bacteria like a staph infection
  • It increases HDL cholesterol while lowering the bad cholesterol
  • It neutralizes free radicals in the body

Benefits Of Dandelion Flowers
The leaves of dandelion have nutrients like Vitamin A, B, C, and K, potassium, and magnesium, all of which are essential for the body. These leaves have a nutty and earthy flavor. They can be added in salads, pesto sauce, or salsa or can be sautéed. Some other advantages include:

  • It promotes eye health
  • It reduces bloating
  • It helps in lowering high cholesterol
  • It protects from the liver disease caused by oxidative stress
  • It helps in weight loss
  • It improves the immune system
  • It helps in decreasing water weight

Benefits Of Dandelion Flowers
The flower of dandelion is not researched extensively compared to the roots and leaves, but there is enough evidence of it being beneficial. You can consume this flower in several exciting ways. These can be baked in cookies and used in blossom jelly. They can also be dried and steeped in water to make the tea. Let’s have a look at the advantages of these flowers:

  • It can improve night vision and vision in general
  • It can provide relief in stomach cramps
  • It is rich in antioxidants, which have so many health benefits
  • It gives comfort from several pains like headaches and backaches
  • It alleviates depression

Wrap Up
If you see a growth of these cutie-pies in your garden, don’t dash to remove them. Letting them grow and die naturally is also beneficial for the soil. However, you can cut their leaves monthly to keep them tidy, so they look like they belong to the garden.
Also, removing a dandelion is so much more work that it deserves another blog. Apart from all the work, you can also use them for health purposes. The trimmed leaves can be used in salads or tea, but only when you do not use any pesticides on your lawn.

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