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Medicinal properties of a root of a dandelion

You will surprise nobody with a dandelion which yellow inflorescences appear in the spring with the first heat everywhere – in the yards, on clearings, kitchen gardens, forest lawns. Look narrowly, it even finds a tiny crack or a crack on the asphalted road and about the base of the house and gets out from there – a stalk a small, lopsided, but solar-yellow flower all the same cheerful.

At all not a weed dandelion, and herb. For treatment roots, leaves and even flower baskets are used. Also will tell InfoAdvisor.net in this article of useful properties of roots.

Interesting about a dandelion

The plant is so popular and remarkable that in the people to it thought up so many entertaining names, all and not to list: vetroduyka, euphorbia, podoynichek, Jewish cap, pushitsa, pleshevets, monastic head. And all of them not casual, behind everyone the entertaining history … On Tien Shan flowers at a dandelion lilac, and in the mountains of the Caucasus – purple. Before rainy weather, a rain and for the night florets are closed, such here warning of bad weather. About a dandelion a large number of legends According to one, dandelions – children of the Sun and Moon is known. It was entrusted to them to light every evening lamps in a firmament. And they executed this assignment not always – were lazy or forgot. Once the Moon became angry, sent on children a strong wind, it also blew off them to us on the earth. But the Sun regretted unreasonable not novices and gave them a type of the small suns. Let shine on the earth as it does a bright sun in the sky. Dandelions very much miss parents, turn into easy fuzzes and again try to soar up to the sky. And one more legend. The goddess of flowers came back to Earth somehow, wanted to choose a favourite flower on the earth. She wished that the flower was unpretentious and grew everywhere. The goddess liked a rose, but that made the demand what wants to live in a beautiful garden with ten gardeners that they constantly indulged it and cherished. The bright tulip too demanded constant attention, admiration and leaving. And the violet wanted care and love. Other flowers approximately also answered the goddess. And only the dandelion silently said that is ready to lodge everywhere where kids run. Their amusing games and ringing laughter it is similar to sunshiny and optimistical disposition of a dandelion. The goddess was delighted and recognized it as a favourite flower. And first she did not even pay attention to a modest plant. So the dandelion was settled everywhere. Also pleases people with the saturated yellow flowers moreover and medicinal properties were found in it. And children like to play with a dandelion, soiling hands with its juice, girls spin wreaths, boys blow off fuzzes. So flowers load with energy, cheerfulness and good mood of people around. By the way, the word "dandelion" comes from the verbal blow form. Vetroduyka was applied to treatment still by doctors in Ancient Greece. Teofrast advised to reduce them freckles. In Germany it was appointed as the calming and somnolent medicine. And the patrimonial name Taraxacum officinale (that is a dandelion medicinal) received a plant from the Greek "tarasso" meaning "to calm". And in Russia it is considered as "a vital elixir" and used in treatment of different illnesses.

Chemical composition of roots

Now let's look, what substances were found by scientists in roots of this plant? By fall in them a large amount of inulin collects (sometimes even to 40%). Therefore roots of autumn collecting are more useful, than spring. Triterpenovy connections: taraksol, tarakserol, taraksasterol; sterols (sitosterol and stigmasterin), fatty acids, food fibers.

Laktukopikrin (this bitter substance), rubber, is well-cared, carotinoids, proteins, slime, pitch. There are representatives of vitamins of group B, ascorbic acid and microcells, macrocells, among them potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, silicon, chrome, molybdenum, zinc …

Medicinal properties of roots of a dandelion

The saturated structure provided plant roots with a set of pharmacological advantages:

  1. At the expense of hot they improve appetite and digestion, stimulate development with glands of a stomach of necessary amount of juice and enzymes for splitting of food.
  2. Improve functioning of a liver, gall bladder, have zhelchegonny effect.
  3. The laxative effect allowing to be exempted from deposits of slags, harmful substances and to lose excess weight.
  4. Increase of diuresis (urination) and desintoxication of an organism.
  5. Kill the pains connected with spasms in intestines.
  6. Normalization of a metabolism promote and clear blood, including of excess of cholesterol.
  7. Inulin helps to normalize sugar indicators in blood that is very useful at the beginning diabetes, especially, if its development goes on the II type.
  8. Help a phlegm otkhozhdeniye from airways at inflammations.
  9. Nerves calm and promote falling asleep improvement.
  10. Laktogonny action, that is stimulation of formation of milk for feeding of the kid a breast.
  11. Besides, the last researches show that roots of a dandelion possess antiviral, antigelmintny, antifungal, antitubercular, anti-cancerogenic properties.

Application in medicine

Roots of a dandelion will be useful at such diseases, as:

  • locks, gipoatsidny gastritises, appetite loss, sluggish digestion, hepatitises, stagnation in a gall bladder, spasms in intestines;
  • obesity, atherosclerosis, diabetes;
  • neurosises, irritability and bad dream;
  • tuberculosis of lungs, bronchitis;
  • skin rashes, allergies, eczemas, chir, furunkulyoz, ekssudativny diathesis at children;
  • lack of milk in the period of a lactation at women.

If there is an opportunity, roots can be dug out independently. But it is necessary to do it far from roads, conforming to the rules of preparation. InfoAdvisor.net reminds that the most useful roots that are collected in September or October. But it is possible to carry out preparation and in the early spring as soon as there are young leaflets from the earth. Then they are washed carefully, slightly dried, and the ambassador dried in special dryers or in an oven that temperature was no more than 40 degrees. Ready roots can be got in a drugstore. Powder from roots is accepted inside on 2 grams three times during the day. Sometimes roots mill in the coffee grinder and use as the coffee substitute possessing medicinal properties.

One more often applied dosage form is a broth. Do it as follows. We take 2 tablespoons of the crushed dry backs and we place in a small kastryulka or cinnamon. We fill in 400 ml of water and we put on fire. As soon as everything begins to boil, lower gas to a minimum and boil backs of 15 minutes. It is better to do it at the closed cover. Now we switch off a plate. In an hour it is possible to filter ready broth. It is necessary to take medicine twice a day on a glass. It is previously possible to warm up slightly – on your discretion. The best time – in 30 minutes prior to meal.

At diabetes such collecting is useful: in equal quantities to take dandelion roots, leaves of a nettle, bilberry, a haricot shutter. If there is no haricot, it can be replaced with burdock roots.

The dandelion is a part and other collecting: zhelchegonny, appetizing, krovoochishchayushchy, diuretic.

Whether there are contraindications?

You should not drink broth at gastrointestinal frustration. If the gall bladder is deprived of the sokratitelny ability, dandelion preparations too are not appointed.

Many good plants surround us. Here and the modest dandelion possesses medicinal properties. Knowing them, if necessary resort to its help. InfoAdvisor.net hopes that the offered recommendations will be useful to readers.

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