Flower/Plant

Dandelion

Dandelion comes from a family of flowering plants originating in Asia. Dandelions are considered a nuisance weed, but the entire plant is highly nutritive and offers numerous health benefits. For instance, both the leaf and the root can detoxify your system and cleanse impurities from the liver.

The dandelion root is high in fiber which supports intestinal health. The leaves are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For instance, these leaves contain magnesium, potassium, iron, folate as well as vitamins A, E, C and K! The roots can be dried and included in foods while the leaves can be consumed raw or cooked.

Benefits of Dandelion for Skin:

  • Anti-aging. Its rich vitamin content helps protect your body from premature aging. For instance, vitamin C, an antioxidant in dandelion, protects your skin from free radicals that damage skin cells. It also speeds up healing where cell damage is present.
  • Treats acne. Another benefit of dandelion for skin is that it treats acne. The extensive presence of nutrients in dandelion nourishes your skin and help to fight against skin disorders like acne which often result due to hormonal imbalance and other abnormalities.
  • Antifungal and antimicrobial. Dandelion also contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties that make it an effective treatment for skin diseases like ringworm.
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