A friend of mine went to her doctor recently because she felt her blood pressure was not right. She has never suffered high blood pressure before.
Her blood pressure was tested and found to be on the high side, although not dangerously so. I have admiration for her doctor, who did not immediately dish out pharmaceutical preparations to lower her blood pressure, but instead recommended that she eat some fresh dandelion leaves each day.
Dandelions are a very healing herb, and I believe every household should nurture a few in the cottage garden, or in plant pots at the door. They do well growing at the side of virtually any other herb or flower. The humble dandelion provides nitrogen to the soil, and brings nutrients to nearby plants.
The dandelion flower is loved by bees, and helps to keep the bees healthy.
Dandelion leaves, and also the root, help keep the digestive system healthy and the bowels clean. A little dandelion eaten each day in a salad will improve the immune system.
Because of its rejuvenating effect on the liver and digestive system, dandelion is a good herb to help prevent or treat cancer, in combination with other remedies and healthy diets.
Important: Make sure you do not gather any dandelions from along paths or the roadside where poisonous sprays such as RoundUp may have been used. Many pesticides and herbicides can actually cause cancer and other diseases. They can even cause the blood pressure to rise if one is exposed to them.
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