|Dandelion Root: Getting To The Root Of Nature's Gift |
Growing wildly in meadows pastures and forests all across Eurasia, dandelions are native to the temperate climatic region. Also called wort, clock flower and blowball ,this hardy flower has the ability to sustain and thrive even in the toughest of conditions. Grown today as a commercial crop in many European countries, dandelions have been rediscovered for their numerous health benefits.
It's botanical name is Taraxacum Officinale, which finds a mention in the annals of old Arabian texts on medicine where it is called Taraxacon. Used by these Arabian physicians for its impressive health benefits, it reached the European shores along with the traders . In Greek the word -taraxos means ailment or disorder and 'akos' means remedy.
A plant rich in Vitamins A, D, C and B-complex , it also contains the more rare components like potassium, boron, choline, calcium, manganese , iron and zinc. The root of the dandelion plant has been a part of Chinese medicine for centuries and today after a large number of clinical studies, conclusions reached by medical professionals attest what was believed and practiced by people of the ancient times. Let us look a little closer at dandelion roots and their amazing impact on health. *Dandelion root has a tremendous impact on the digestive tract and tones its functioning impacting positively ailments such as acid reflux, the functioning of the gall bladder by inhibiting the formation of gall stones, liver diseases and constipation. Dandelion root extract is also supposed to provide benefits to pregnancy and post par-tum cases.
Dandelion root has some of the most beneficial components for human health combined in a manner which is best suited for complete and easy absorption. Not only have numerous medical scientists proven this with adequate empirical evidence but the wisdom of its ancient usage also confirms its value.