Dandelion Nutrients and Benefits

Yellow Dandelion Flower
Dandelion is an edible weed or herb which is usually considered as an unwanted and annoying plant that must be destroyed and disposed of. But, after reading my research article about Dandelion Plant, you are most likely going to think Positive thoughts about it instead of Negative. Dandelion’s name is taken from French dent-de-lion which means Lion’s Tooth. Dandelions don’t need pollination, because they produce seeds asexually by apomixis. Also, just so you know, I’m talking about the good, healthy, fresh, and natural Dandelions, and NOT about the poisonous and chemical treated Dandelions that are dying in your yard because you have been trying to kill them your whole life.

Dandelions have very strong and long roots that can go very deep under the ground which may support the growth of weaker plants that grow near by Dandelions. The leaves on Dandelions can grow as long as 25 cm or 9.8 inches, and usually stay at the very bottom of the plant. Dandelion’s stem is hollow and can be longer than 10 cm or 3.9 inches, and when it gets broken then the milky bitter sap comes out. Dandelion’s flower heads are usually yellow or orange and they consist of many skinny long petals. After a while Dandelion’s flower heads become white and full of little parachutes and each one of these light and little parachutes hold on to its own seed.

Dandelion weed herb is extremely health beneficial, but it is often unappreciated especially by “Perfect Green Lawn Addicts”. Dandelion flower buds, leaves, and the roots have all been used for Medicinal and Food purposes throughout the world. Just one cup of Raw Dandelion Greens contain 535 percent of Vitamin K. People can either eat the dandelion leaves boiled or raw depending on person’s opinion and taste. Some people and cultures use Dandelion’s Roots for a natural caffeine-free dandelion coffee. The Nutrients in one cup (or 55 grams) of Chopped Raw Dandelion Greens are:

- Vitamin A (Extreme Amount)
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
- Vitamin C (Good Amount)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (Extreme Amount)
- Choline
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Copper
- Manganese
- Selenium
- Natural Fats
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Calories
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber
- Natural Sugars

The Health Benefits of Raw Dandelion Greens are:

Vitamin A:
- Improves Eyesight
- Supports Good Vision
- Fights Viral Infections
- Protects from Viral Infections
- Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
- Moisturizes Skin
- Moisturizes Eyes
- Moisturizes Mucous
- Antioxidant Support
- Protects from Free Radicals

Vitamin C:
- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Protects from free radicals
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections

Vitamin K:
- Improves blood clotting
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- May protect from osteoporosis
- May protect and cure from some cancers

Calcium:
- Maintains healthy bones
- Improves nerve function
- Improves muscle function
- Supports Healthy blood clotting
- Reduces feet tingling
- Reduces hand tingling
- Lowers chance of retardation in children
- Reduces chance of bone deformities
- Reduces feet numbness
- Reduces hand numbness
- Improves teeth health

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7 thoughts on “Dandelion Nutrients and Benefits

  1. This plant should not miss from spring cure. It’s bitter, it is true, but don’t think about this aspect. Just think it as healthy.

  2. what is the best time to eat the bud does it matter or what? I don’t know whether to eat them in full bloom, when its white or the the closed bud or if it even matters.

  3. does the stalk have nutrients in it or is it just the bud, roots, and leaves?

  4. As far as I know people can eat the leaves raw or cooked, some people boil the leaves for just a little bit and then put them under the cold water to stop the cooking fast. They precook them to remove some bitterness. To find out more try this page at Wikipedia.

  5. we offer organic dandelion with very good price. this is the best food for liver, anyone can contact me by my email: info at pengtime dot com,

  6. I pick the dandelion buds when they are fully open (usually on sunny days) and make dandelion fritters. very good :)

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