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06-10-2015

Can Dandelions Be A Better Cure For Cancer Than Chemotherapy?

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1 - Can Dandelions Cure Cancer?

Dandelion roots have long been used in traditional home remedies for stomach problems, gallstones and even bruises, however now it has been discovered that this unassuming yellow flower may actually be effective in the treatment of cancer. Gardeners who are used to complaining about how difficult dandelions are to eradicate from their lawns may now be looking differently at this weed thanks to research carried out at the University of Windsor in Canada, which revealed that the plant's root can kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Lab testing has already been performed and dandelion root tea found to be effective in eradicating cancer cells, and the next step of investigating the effect on human subjects is now underway. Should these tests prove successful, the way will be paved for radical new treatments that may prove to be more effective, with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.
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2 - History Of Using Dandelion Root In Medicinal Treatments

For centuries, dandelions have featured in a whole host of home remedies and natural treatments for a range of common ailments. The plant's root has diuretic qualities and is known to be excellent for improving liver function and lowering cholesterol levels. High in vitamins A and K, it is also packed with minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and folic acid, making it full of health benefits when consumed. In our grandparents' day, dandelion syrup was often produced to help nutrition, and to resolve gastrointestinal problems such as constipation and gallbladder complaints. Because it can promote good liver health, it can be effective in the treatment of jaundice by regulating bile production, and by improving the organ's function due to its antioxidant qualities. Dandelion milk has also traditionally been used in skin care products to treat microbial and fungal infections, and the plant's juices can work well on acne thanks to their detoxifying properties.
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