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Dandelion

To many people, Dandelion has always been considered a pesky weed that grows in the garden, making it look unsightly. However, this little super weed has many hidden health benefits to it.

Not only is it a great source of numerous nutrients including vitamins A, C and D, as well as B vitamins, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and manganese. It also acts as a gentle yet powerful detoxifier and digestive stimulant.

Dandelion has a diuretic effect on the urinary system, which supports, cleanses and detoxifies the kidneys, as well as assisting with lowering high blood pressure.

It also has a detoxifying effect on the digestive system, stimulating bile juices and promoting a healthy bowel, and can aid in treating constipation and water retention.

Having just 2 leaves a day in your salad is enough to benefit from this super herb. You can also boil it and add to casseroles, or drink it as a tea.

So next time you’re doing your gardening, think again before throwing the dandelion out!