What Is Your Favorite Go To Herb?

 

Roasted Dandelion Roots is My Favorite!

Prior to becoming a alkaline/electric plant based eater I was not concerned if my pH was acidic or alkaline.  I was a regular coffee drinker and I went from drinking it with dairy cream to black hold the cream.  I later dropped coffee like a bad habit when I learned it is acidic and impacts my pH in a negative way.

It wasn’t long before I was introduced to roasted dandelion root and it has become one of my favorite coffee replacement herbs to consume. The way I consume my favorite herb is in a tea format. I have turned my coffee maker into a herbal tea maker. I steep the herbs in the carafe and allow the herbs to steep for 15 minutes or longer prior to consuming.

Did you know roasted dandelion root is not just a great coffee replacement but it’s has great medicinal benefits for the body.

 

Roasted Dandelion Roots With Fresh Walnut Milk

Medicinal Benefits of Dandelion Roots:

Digestive Aid

Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats.

Kidney

This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production. In French it is called pissenlit, which translates roughly to “wet the bed.” This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too. Dandelion also replaces some of the potassium lost in the process.

Liver

Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance. It also increases the release of bile.

Antioxidants

Every part of the dandelion plant is rich in antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, {6avqtgje} slowing down the aging process in our cells. For all those believing the body needs vitamins are have been looking for vitamin C & A it is rich in both.  Consuming dandelion roots increases the liver’s production of superoxide dismutase.

Cancer

The ability to combat cancer is not a claim made lightly, but dandelion seems to show promise in studies. Dandelion may slow cancer’s growth and prevent it from spreading. The leaves are especially rich in the antioxidants and phytonutrients that combat cancer.

Diabetes

Recent studies show dandelion helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Most of this is done through its ability to control lipid levels.

High Blood Pressure

As a diuretic, dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fiber and potassium in dandelion also help regulate blood pressure.

Cholesterol

Studies have shown how dandelion lowers and controls cholesterol levels while improving cholesterol ratios by raising HDL.

Gallbladder

Dandelion increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems and blockages.

Inflammation

Dandelion contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.

Immune System

Dandelion is said to boost the immune system and fight off microbes and fungi.

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