Dandelion is a common meadow plant and roadside weed known for its diuretic properties. The researchers found that the root of the plant acts on the cancer cells in such an acute way that they start to deteriorate within 48 hours. During this time no new healthy cells in the body are affected.
This often neglected plant is considered to be weed, but has many healing properties and it must be clean when collected, away from and roadside pollution. Scientists are researching the current findings that the root of this plant appears to act “better” than chemotherapy because it “kills” or neutralizes all the cells.
It contains very important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid and magnesium.
In addition it stimulates the secretion of bile and has diuretic properties,, cleanses the liver, its often used to treat allergies and reduces cholesterol. It contains up to 53% of the required daily intake of vitamin K and about 110% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. These facts about this plant are known for years.
Recent studies have shed a new light on the dandelion.
At the University of Windsor in Canada a research was conducted at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the results can give hope to cancer patients. It is found out that dandelion root ‘kills ‘the cancer cells without negative effects on the healthy ones-it is published on Natural News website.
The study of the weed’s anti-cancer property is led by Professor Siyaram Pandey who received a $270,000 grant for the research, now on its second year, reports Medicaldaily. Pandey used an extract from the dandelion’s root to help treat melanoma or skin cancer.
Melanoma is resistant to chemotherapy treatment, so to treat skin cancer patients, the only option was surgical excision of the primary tumor site and then immunotherapy, which was usually not effective for metastasized melanoma.
The study, published in Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, found that the extract successfully destroyed human melanoma cells by acting as a “natural chemotherapeutic agents that may be extended to other chemo-resistant cancer lines,” says Pandey and his co-authors.
John di Carlo, 72-year-old who is personally convinced of the healing properties of dandelion, underwent intensive and “aggressive” chemotherapy treatments within 3 years of his life before the doctors sent him home to spent “the last days “of life with his loved ones. Given the fact that the doctors had fewer alternatives in finding functional solutions in the fight against his cancer, he proposed to drink tea from dandelion root as last hope after reading about the positive link on an online forum. After only four months, according to Natural News, this man has experienced cancer remission (partial or complete regression of the disease)!
How to pick the dandelion root?
Dandelion root is harvested in autumn or spring, when all the energy is contained in the root. Dandelion, that is dandelion root should be pulled out from the ground. Use a small trowel to dig, and gently remove the earth around the root. Make sure that the root remains intact, not to lose the healing fluid that is hidden in it.
Remove the root to a clean place that is not treated with various chemicals, and while you remove the root focus your energy on large and powerful plants.
How to store the dandelion root?
As a remedy, dandelion root is used fresh and dried. If we want to keep dandelion root it needs to be dried. Before drying, the root should be carefully peeled and cut into equal, smaller pieces. After that, the dried dandelion root should be kept in a fresh air. Spread the dandelion root on a surface, in a cool dry place with good ventilation.
The root will be dried in a period of 3 to 14 days, and you’ll notice when dried becomes brittle under the fingers. In this way dried dandelion root contains medicinal properties up to a year, and should be stored in a glass jars in a cool, dark place.