Dandelion and Birch are Super Natural Curatives
The health benefits of dandelion include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice,cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and is a benefit to weight loss programs.
Dandelion, which literally translates into “lion’s tooth” in French, is rich in vitamin-A, C, iron and calcium and detoxifiers which explains its common inclusion in medicines.
Calcium is essential for the growth and strength of bones, antioxidants like vitamin-C and Luteolin protect bones from age-related damage. This inevitable damage is often due to free radicals, and is frequently seen as bone frailty, weakness, and decreased density.
Dandelion juice can help diabetic patients by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreas, keeping the blood sugar level low. Since dandelions are diuretic in nature, they increase urination in diabetic patients, which helps remove the excess sugar from the body.
Dandelion sap, also known as dandelion milk, is useful in treating skin diseases which are caused by microbial and fungal infections. This treatment stems from the fact that the sap is highly alkaline and has germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties. You should be careful while using this sap, and avoid any contact with the eyes. This sap can be used on itches, ringworm, eczema, and other skin conditions without the risk of side effects or hormonal disturbances commonly caused by pharmaceutical skin treatments.
Eating at least five stems from blooming dandelion can ease a chronic hepatitis.
Young leaves are used for salads, roots for teas, flowers for a sirup.
Birch Leaf is an herbal medicine used to increase urinary output (more urine), for urinary tract infections, digestive tract, edema and kidney stones. In folk medicine, birch is in use against arthritis and rheumatism and against loss of hair and skin rashes.
Birch essential oil is an effective anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, and diuretic, it really shines in its use to combat muscle and joint pain. Bar none, Birch is the oil you want to use to relieve the pain of arthritis, tendonitis, gout, and severe muscle cramping.
Birch doesn’t have any side effects, can be used for as long and as often you want.
Tea is made from fresh or dried leaves picked in April and May. Young leaves can be used in salads.
Birch buds are used for tinctures. Sap for a birch syrup.
I found in a select Russian stores a birch juice. Very refreshing with health benefits.
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