We are talking about the miraculous and super healthy dandelion root! Well, you may consider dandelion as a type of weed, but its root has a long history of therapeutic use. Dandelion has been used since ancient times for its healthful properties and support for liver complaints.
In Korean herbal medicine dandelion has been used to improve energy levels and health. It is generally accepted by many people the world, that beneficial effects are available in natural plants. Indeed, research has shown that compounds in plants have pharmacokinetic effects. You should also know that dandelion contains chemicals whose biological activities are actively being explored for roles in human health. In particular, evidence suggests that dandelion contains antioxidant and redness-resistant compounds.
Dandelion Root vs. Cancer Cells?
Here’s what you need to know – the experts say that this study found that dandelion root extract was extremely cytotoxic to all three types of human leukemia cells tested, killing up to 96% of the CMML cells (Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia) after 48 hours of treatment in vitro. The extract was prepared from dandelions freshly picked from a local grassy field, and the researchers stated that the extract has “great potential” as an effective alternative to conventional chemo.
But, here comes the million-dollar question – will dandelion work against this cancer in real people? First, you should know that the study was carried out by cancer researcher Dr. Caroline Hamm because several patients in her Canadian cancer clinic went into remission for months by using dandelion tea. One patient in particular was a 72-year-old man for whom aggressive chemo treatments had failed. The hospital sent him home, telling him it was time to put his affairs in order with his family. He started drinking dandelion tea and returned to the clinic 4 months later in complete remission from the cancer.
And, fortunately, 3 years later, he was still in remission and healthy. In the meantime, further studies have found that dandelion extracts are also potently active against pancreatic cancer, melanoma, breast cancer and prostate cancer. This is no surprise to herbal medicine specialists: various extracts of dandelion have been already used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat multiple illnesses. We really hope you enjoyed this article and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.