The project called Dandelion Root Project begun in 2009 with the goal to test the anti-cancer properties of dandelion root extract. And, dandelion root tea was found to destroy several cancer types in lab animals, including skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, leukemia, and colon cancer.
Now, it is being tested in human clinical trials for its effects on final stage blood cancers, i.e. lymphoma and leukemia. In a 2014 TEDX talk, Dr. Siyaram Pandey talked about his research on the astonishing properties of dandelion root tea against cancer.
Continue reading the article to check out the video from the TED talk as well as to learn more about dandelion root’s anticancer power.
Check out the video below:
Dandelion’s Anticancer Properties
Dandelion root is often grown in yards and gardens and sometimes, it can even be seen along roads. Its harvesting is very simple- you just need to dig out the root and chop or grind it.
From the ground dandelion, put half a tsp or one tsp in a tea bag and steep it in boiling water for 20 minutes. Then, strain the content and drink it while warm. You can sweeten it with honey or a natural sweetener like stevia if you want a sweeter taste.
In case you have to collect larger amounts of dandelion root, be sure to dehydrate them prior to storing. Consume 2 or more cups of this tea on a daily basis for optimal effect. You can also find dandelion root powder online. You can add it to tea, juices, smoothies, and other healthy drinks.
Dandelion leaves are rich in important nutrients, including vitamins A, K, C, and B6, thiamin, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, folate, copper, and phosphorus. Feel free to rinse and chop and add them to salads or cook them in soups or add them to your smoothies. Your body will thank you!