Dandelion is a common weed that has long been known in folk medicine and used to prevent various ailments.
Health benefits: Has antitussive and cleansing effects. It is rich in vitamin C, A, D, B and minerals such as iron, potassium, silicon and magnesium. Additionally, it contains antioxidants and flavonoids. Dandelion increases urine output while disinfecting the urinary tract. It helps with digestive and metabolism disorders. Dandelion affects the formation of more digestive juices and minimizes constipation. It supports the work of the liver and also cleanses it. Infusion affects the removal of toxins from the body. Dandelion stimulates the appetite and facilitates digestion. It is good for kidney function, has antispasmodic effect. Used externally speeds wound healing and fights warts. The insulin it contains lowers blood sugar levels. It has anti-inflammatory effect, which is why it is used to treat rheumatism. Dandelion strengthens immunity.
Other use: Perfect for syrup or honey, with a delicate, golden color and excellent taste.
How to make a dandelion syrup?
Prepare 500g flowers, 2 lemons, 1 liter of water, 1 kg of sugar. Put all flowers in a pot and pour cold water. Now cook on low heat for about 15 minutes. Let it cool for 24 hours, strain the decoction through a sieve and add lemon juice with sugar to it. Then cook the syrup over low heat until you get a honey-like consistency. You can pour the syrup into jars. Expiry date is six months.