Antioxidant-rich dandelion root extract (DRE) holds promise as a gentler alternative to cancer treatments like surgery or chemotherapy. It could cut your cancer risk by fighting free radical damage and causing programmed cell death of tumor cells (apoptosis) while leaving healthy cells unscathed. DRE offers hope in the face of hard-to-beat pancreatic cancer and chemoresistant melanomas. It could even benefit those with colon or colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and leukemia – but with some caveats.
When you think of dandelions, you might picture pesky little weeds that grow in your front yard. But this ‘weed’ was elevated to the position of a herb by many different cultures around the world. Different parts of the dandelion plant have been used by the native Americans, the Chinese, and[.....]
Drinking 10 to 12 cups of fluids each day increases urination and flushes out kidney stones. You can also add ½ cup lemon to 8 cups water for citrates, which stop stone formation. Eating less salt helps kidneys excrete less calcium into the urine. For antioxidants that prevent stone growth, drink green tea. Dandelion leaves and goldenrod increase urination, while the citrates in lemons and oranges stop the stones from clumping together.
Milk thistle’s benefits come from its active compound silymarin. This substance can protect the liver and reverse damage by regenerating cells and tissue. It’s also an antioxidant, so it can kill cancer cells and offer protection from oxidative stress. This anti-cancer effect extends to the skin, as silymarin prevents damage from UV rays. And thanks to silymarin’s anti-inflammatory properties, breakouts and hay fever can be relieved with milk thistle.
Dandelion was one of the bitter herbs in the Passover tradition. The early colonialists brought dandelion from Europe. It is one of the planet’s most famous and useful weeds. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a member of the Asteraceae (Daisy) Family. It is a relative of Sunflower, Daisy, and Chamomile. There[.....]
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