Eating dandelion can fight cancer.

It’s a Weed, Right? No, it’s a Cancer-Fighting Superfood

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You’ve probably cut it or pulled it out of your lawn a hundred times without even thinking about it. It grows like crazy.

But this “weed” is actually not a weed at all. It’s a flowering plant that’s both a healthy food and a potent medicine. It’s packed full of vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, and zinc. And that’s not even the best part…

This underestimated plant is proving to be a potent cancer fighter.

Not only does it kill cancer cells, it leaves healthy cells alone.

That makes it a better treatment than toxic chemotherapy drugs. This super food is completely safe, boosts your immune system, and helps your body stay healthy while stopping cancer cells from taking over.

So before you do your next round of weeding, you’ll want to find out about this cancer- killing flower…

We’re talking about the humble dandelion. You know…it’s the little flower that kids—and adults—love to blow on to make the seeds float around in the air.

Who knew those tiny seeds could have such potent healing powers? Although Native Americans and the Chinese have used it for centuries to treat tumors, it hasn’t been scientifically researched as an anti-cancer super food until recently. And it’s a good thing modern day scientists are finally looking into it…

Studies show that dandelion root extract kills the bad cells in hard-to-treat types of leukemia.1

It even kills tumor cells in certain types of chemo-resistant skin cancers.2 Scientists now know that dandelion causes apoptosis, or cell death, in cancer cells. It works by activating certain proteins needed for the cells to die.

When it comes to breast and prostate cancer, dandelion stops cancer cells from growing and invading other cells.3

The nutrient makeup of this ordinary wildflower is pretty unique. It’s what makes it such a potent superfood and healing plant.

Dandelions are high in vitamin C and they have the highest concentration of vitamin A, even more than carrots.

They also have more cancer-fighting B, C, and D vitamins than most other veggies.4

Dandelions are high in antioxidants, which you need to eliminate damaging free radicals and prevent cancer cells from growing in the first place.

Since conventional medicine uses toxic poison to kill cancer, it’s nice to know that a simple “weed” can help you prevent and even fight this disease.

Dandelion comes fresh or in liquids, teas, and supplements. It can be slightly diuretic and interact with some types of medications so check with your doctor before taking it.

As always, it’s important to eat a healthy diet full of vegetables. Adding fresh dandelion will give you potent cancer-fighting nutrients to help you stay healthy against cancer.

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References:
1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22363452
2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21234313
3 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18425335
4 http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2441/2

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much. You are such a wonderful
    company. You help so many people. Bless you.
    Warm Regards, Clare

  2. Thanks for much for this informative article concerning the healing power of dandelions cancer tumors. If all of us in America would just take note of the healing powers that nature provides we could close down the modern practice of taking prescribed medications.

    Erma

  3. thanks for information on dandelio. where & how would one procure this in India.

  4. THANX FOR YOUR INFO ON THE SUPER WEED (DANDELION)AND RECENT DISCOVERIES AS AN ANTI CANCER AGGRESSOR.THIS IS ONE WEED I HAVE FAILED TO ELIMINATE FROM MY LAWN FOR OVER 13 YEARS.NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY THIS WEED HAS REFUSED TO LEAVE MY PREMISES-GOD BLESS YOU.
    NOW IF I MAY ASK-WHY IS THE DANDELION’S CHLOROPHYLL(FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD)AS I KNOW ALL CHLOROPHYLL IS GREEN BUT THE DANDELION’S IS WHITE? IS THIS WHITE STUFF POISONOUS IF TAKEN?

  5. Great article. How about a “how to” or DIY on getting the root extract, or how to prep the dandelion for eating???

  6. I’ve heard of putting the dandelion flowers into salads but are you supposed to gather up the white stemmed parts and eat them and I’m wondering how much do you eat. Seems like you need quite alot to get any real benefit… All those wasted dandelions that we all blew all over the place and were always trying to rid ourselves of… Maybe God was trying to tell us something by the in your face over abundance of the dandelions…?

  7. This article did not tell me what parts of the dandelion plant to use or how to use them…you referred to the flowers and the seeds but really told us nothing. I eat the greens, I drink the tea what else do I need to know or do?

    1. You use the roots.

      Dig up the roots in spring or fall. Dry them at under 100 degrees (a food dehydrator would be useful if the weather is not cooperating). This takes about 4 days outside, or just hours in the dehydrator depending on how thick the roots are. When the roots “snap” they are ready. Do NOT wash the roots…the excess dirt will fall off on it’s own.

      Grind up the roots into a powder. Store in a covered mason jar in a dry/dark place.

      Mix 1/2 TEASPOON into a glass of cold juice or water…nothing hot.

      Do this once a day. That’s it.

      Go get lab work done about two or three months later. This even cures leukemia as well as all cancers as long as you have the time to treat yourself left.

      Do not buy dandelion root online. You don’t know when these were harvested…only when the company you buy from received them. Fresh roots lose potency after a year if properly stored. Also, the ones you buy online are likely dried at high temps (pasteurized)…and stored for years in some warehouse. The other thing is that you cannot be sure that the store bought ones are the right “common yard weed” variety. Many companies sell the “Italian Dandelion” (chicory) used for restaurant salads. This is not the right variety…so just go out to meadows, abandoned or vacant lots and dig your own…or better yet, get some seeds and grow yourself a raised garden of them. The seeds are the white puff balls you see after the yellow flower dries up. They like WATER and grow much better/faster when cultivated…that’s why you find them in your lawn/garden all the time.
      Do not dig roots that grow along roads that have traffic…or where they have been sprayed…common sense.

      God Bless You

      1. Another thing…if you decide to grow your own, remember they like at least 6 hours of full sun a day. Also, do NOT use “Miracle Grow” or such fertilizers. Use natural compost/bat guano/ or any organic fertilizer that you feel safe consuming. GET RID OF ALL SUGAR AND PROCESSED FOOD from your diet. Eat organic as much as you can afford to.

        Perhaps you can ask all your friends and family to contribute their “weeds” to you as long as they have never been sprayed (and you trust them that they have not). Golf courses and Parks spray them, so don’t waste time searching there.

        There is one online company I found http://www.zackwoodsherbs.com that sells these freshly harvested. You can trust them to send them to you w/o drying them first. Harvest is coming up in the fall (Sept) so call them directly and place an order for 10 pounds (which should last a year) because they shrink down to 1/3 the weight after drying. Or ask them what temps they use to dry them if you don’t want to dry them yourself. They sell them dried/fresh at a very reasonable price. I found these people after months of searching because I am still waiting for fall to sow my seeds. Roots will be big and ready the following fall(as long as you water the plants through the spring and summer).

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