Everyone knows just how big a pain in the a** dandelions can be. If you’ve got a garden you know better than anyone just how terrible they can be to deal with. You pull them, and they grow back. You spray them, they’ll be back in a week – but if any of that spray goes onto your flowers the whole plant shrivels up in seconds. It’s extremely unfair, but it turns out that you may want to start letting those dandelions stick around after all. Dandelion root actually turns out to have anti-cancer properties that fight colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, leukemia, and melanoma cells, though human trials have yet to be conducted the research looks incredibly promising.
As long as you pick some dandelions that haven’t been sprayed with anything you can actually turn them into a completely edible (if not overly bitter) tea that has helped cancer patients in the past enter remission! It is warned however that consuming dandelion tea while undergoing chemotherapy could cause negative effects and that you should consult your primary Doctor before checking it out, so that’s something to keep in mind.
Who would have thought that on top of the cancer-fighting properties an abundant weed would have so many more health benefits? Aren’t the plants that are medicinally good for you usually expensive and only grown on the highest peak of the Himalayans? That was sarcasm, but what’s not is that if any cancer patient has a shot at recovery when chemo fails through wouldn’t they want to take it? Especially when this one won’t cause a life-debt to the medical and pharmaceutical system.