Medicinal properties of Dandelion and its cultivation at home

If you are interested in the properties of medicinal plants, we have dedicated this post to the dandelion. A plant that grows spontaneously in many areas of the world and has very interesting therapeutic qualities.

In addition to being able to read this post, we invite you to watch a video in which we summarize the most outstanding data of this magnificent plant.

What is dandelion? 

The dandelion  ( Taraxacum officinale ) is a plant with medicinal properties that have been traditionally used to restore and maintain good health naturally.

The dandelion is native to Europe and is also popularly known by other names such as Bitter Chicory, Pelosilla, Corona de Fraile or Argon.

It is a perennial plant about 40 cm high with long serrated leaves. Its yellow flowers, once they ripen, turn white and very fragile, so much so that with a soft blow they dissolve.

To take advantage of all its properties and benefits and avoid ingesting pesticide residues that have been used during its cultivation, choose organic dandelion with which to prepare the infusion. For your health.

Do you like to take care of yourself? If your goal is to have good health and you like to be well, choose organic fruits and vegetables and take care of yourself from the outside with BIO hygiene and cosmetic products . Remember that ECO food is the best for you and the planet.

dandelion properties

properties of dandelion Medicinal properties of dandelion

It favors the function of the kidneys and in general of the urinary tract .

Stimulates urine production avoiding fluid retention and edema

Improves digestion 

Activates blood circulation , which is why it helps us prevent the appearance of varicose veins

Regulates menstruation

Helps regulate blood pressure

It is recommended for arthritis , rheumatism and any other joint disorder .

Purifies the liver

Reduces hemorrhoids

Stimulates the production of breast milk during lactation

Promotes the proper functioning of the liver

Improves skin problems such as eczema , psoriasis or rashes .

It has a laxative effect , so it is recommended to combat constipation , and facilitate intestinal transit .

Fight anemia

Cleanses the digestive system

Helps in cases of jaundicecirrhosis and hepatitis

Eliminate uric acid or gout

It favors the purification of the blood , eliminating accumulated toxins .

It is used to treat kidney stones

In addition, the dandelion is an edible wild plant , so we can include its leaves and flowers in salads and other cold dishes. Its root can also be used to make coffee. And, of course, the most common way to take advantage of the medicinal properties is by making dandelion tea .

We must not forget the nutritional properties of dandelion , since it provides us with vitamins A, B, C and D and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium or zinc. You can include dandelion leaves in recipes for salads, pasta, etc.

Do you want to grow dandelions?

Although dandelion is a wild plant that grows spontaneously in cold and temperate climates, we can also grow it at home.

To prepare the seedbeds, simply bury the seeds about 3 mm and cover them with soil, leaving about 4 cm square between one and the other.

Water well. Seed beds can be composed of compost and sand.

When the seedling measures about 10 to 15 cm we can transplant it to its final place. During the summer we must pay special attention to watering, not allowing more than 3 days to pass without watering it.

It can be adapted both to areas with direct light and to semi-shade.

Fertilizing lightly twice a year will be enough to cover its needs and keep it healthy.



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