Thursday, August 14, 2008

How To Use Herbs and Weeds For a Healthy Detox

By Clare Denton

Can a weed be herbal and heal at the same time? You are perhaps in for a surprise! In all likelihood you are already aware of this mild herb and weed which can detox you body in an easy and moderate way and that it can be used to treat several ailments.

It is not only low in price but its high safety reputation makes it safe even during pregnancy (though only for iron content and not for detoxing) - we are talking about dandelion. Dandelion has so many vitamins and minerals that you could use it to nourish your body the same way you use a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.

It contains several essential vitamins and nutrients like vitamins A, C and K, Choline, B-complex, iron, silicon, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and copper. Normally health-conscious eaters make salads with the leaves.

You could bring back hormonal balance if you detox liver with the help of dandelion. This is because the liver metabolizes hormones. Optimizing the health of your liver will help you with symptoms of menopause, PMS, and irregular menstrual cycles.

The diuretic properties of dandelion helps in losing weight, This need not tamper with the original cause of weight gain, but can be of immense in weight loss without consuming any of the important potassium content of the body.

If the cause behind weight gain is indigestion, then dandelion can be used. With the improvement of bile production by the gall bladder, it also helps in regularizing bowel movement. If you are thinking of using it for this, take it for a few months to perk up your gall bladder and liver but the intake ought to be brought down.

The expected action from this weed include activation of several natural actions and secretions of the digestive system like it does with indigestion. You need not put in any effort but it restores and re-strengthens your digestive organs. Dandelion is especially recommended for people who face problems in digesting fat, as their bile production is not up to the mark.

There are certain conditions which warn you against using dandelion to detox, and they include allergy to the ingredient or inflammation of the gall bladder, intestinal blockage or obstruction in the bile duct. The dosage pattern to be followed by adults is as follows: 250 to 500 mg thrice a day with meals. Before you begin taking any supplement, consult your doctor. Thank nature for its bounty and for the gift of health.

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