Dandelion is a flowering plant that is widespread distributed in every part of the world. The plant is considered to be a weed, but has many healing properties. The root and the leaves are both used medicinally. The root of dandelion is rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, silica, sulphur and chlorophyll. Also, contains inulin and mucilage, which improves the function of the digestive system, absorb toxins from the food, cleanse the liver, etc. The leaves are also rich in minerals and vitamins such as C, A, K, B1, B6 and E.
These facts for the plant are well known for years. But recent studies have shown new exciting facts about dandelion root.
A recent research has demonstrated that dandelion root have killed up to 98 % of the leukemia cells in laboratory tests, after only 48 hours. Dr Carolyn Hamm from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada explained that extract from the dandelion root was the only thing that can help with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia. A patient named John Di Carlo after his aggressive and unsuccessful treatment for his leukaemia was sent home to spend “the last days” of his life, was advised to try tea from a dandelion root. Within four months, he was in a remission and his doctors associated his success to his using dandelion tea. Also, eminent herbalist Maria Treben recommends dandelion root tea for many diseases, including different types of cancer.