ROOTS 5 of 7: The Root of all Health… Dandelion

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Our “ROOT of all HEALTH” series takes us next to the “NOT SO PESKY” Dandelion Root. After reading this you will never look at this “annoying” weed the same way again. It has a bitter taste and not all that pleasant to drink, but if you have trouble with digestion or have a toxic liver that needs cleansing, i.e. all of us!!, then Dandelion Root is something you should add to your life immediately.

In 2008, almost 70% of my liver was surgically removed from my body due to metastatic colon cancer that traveled from my colon to my liver. The liver is the only organ in humans that will regenerate itself, meaning to grow back. My surgeon, Dr Tom Shires, told me that I would have a basically a new liver within 10 weeks and how I treated it from that moment on truly mattered in my quest for survival. My research lead me to three natural ingredients that were nurturing for the liver, beet root, milk thistle and Dandelion Root. These wonderful herbs and root vegetables are known to help with liver regeneration and detoxification in our bodies. Dandelion Root is an herb that is highly effective in strengthening and supporting the liver.

The bitter taste found in dandelion root stimulate the taste buds, setting off a chain reaction of flowing juices from saliva to bile and setting the digestive tract in motion. This helps the breakdown of fats during digestion and flushes waste away, it gently detoxifies the body, making it one of the most valuable general tonics used in the world of herbalism.

It is loaded with vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. It also contains other powerful micronutrients, carotenoids such as lutein, fatty acids, flavonoids including apigenin and luteolin.

Many people use dandelion root to detoxify, relieve constipation, soothe an upset stomach, and help shed water weight, among many other health remedies. In fact, tea made from the dandelion’s root or leaves has been used in traditional Chinese and Native American medicine for centuries.

Dandelion root can help to balance the menstrual cycle. Herbalists suggest this herb for bloating, pre-menstrual irritation, and for breast tenderness making this root invaluable to women going through menopause. There are two main benefits attached to Dandelion root when discussing the digestive tract. One, it contains inulin, which may support healthy bacteria in the intestines, and two, it is also a bitter digestive tonic which tones the digestive system and stimulates the appetite. It calms hot emotions and is known to be helpful with those that are irritated or nervous.

We at Rockin’ Wellness live by three principles in health; reduce inflammation, build the immune system and cleanse & detoxify. The last is why we cherish Dandelion Root. This powerful herb is conveniently found and dosed effectively in our tasty instant tea blend, CinnaGreen Spice Tea +Energy. This nourishing root along with other amazing herbs, spices, greens & medicinal mushrooms such as Astragalus, Wheatgrass, Chaga Mushrooms, Cordyceps, Milk Thistle, Turmeric, Curcumin, Ginger, Cayenne, Peppermint and more can all can be found and consumed daily with this caffeine free ultra tea blend. Please see the blend’s entire ingredient list by CLICKING HERE.

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The ROOTs of all HEALTH series,
Seth Luker
Co-Founder and President
Rockin’ Wellness Inc.