Frustrated with the dandelions in your yard? Well you may want to take another look at them- the roots can help heal your gut and add vital nutrients!
-Dandelion can promote digestion, stimulate appetite, and balance the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, so if you have trouble digesting fats, which many folks with a microbiome balance do, it can help! It also helps with gut function by promoting detoxification in your liver pathways.
-Dandelion is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A. This flowering plant is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc- and a great source of B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and Vitamin D.
-Dandelion is also a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production. This plant inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system so it helps balance the urinary microbiome also. Dandelion also replaces some of the potassium lost in the process.
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