Dandelion belongs to the genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Even ancient people knew that it has amazing healing properties and that the juice squeezed from the young dandelion improves overall health.
Its botanical name is Taraxacum Officinale. Dandelion grows successfully on every land, but the meadows and lawns are the most suitable.
In traditional folk medicine, it is used for strengthening the body and for spring cleaning of blood. You can use the whole plant. Dandelion root and leaf are also used in the treatment of liver and gallbladder diseases. They also help in treating gallstones, jaundice, and constipation. We are happy to announce that we will share a recipe for each one of those conditions!
Autumn-winter means cooler, wetter, windy weather. But also shortened daylight, or prolonged night, greater air pollution in the environment. We are part of nature and all these changes are inevitably affecting us, and we are striving to adapt to the weather.
As a consequence, headaches, runny nose, dull cough, sore throats, fatigue, are more common during this time of the year. These health problems are often banal and do not seriously affect our health, but are annoying and affect our general fitness and mood.
In case you have any of these symptoms, get ready to pick a lot of dandelion flowers because we are going to show you an amazing recipe for dandelion syrup.
Dandelion Syrup against Bronchitis, Bronchopneumonia and Immunity Boosting (recipe)
Method of preparation:
- Put 300 dandelion flowers in a pot with 3 liters of cold water.
- Leave the flowers to stand for 12 hours. After 12 hours, heat the pot to boil until the water is reduced to 2 liters, then remove it from the fire and drain it.
- Throw the flowers away, and return the water to the pot and add 1 kg of yellow sugar.
- Heat the pot again and let it boil until the mixture thickens. Before the end of the boiling, add 3 small sliced lemons to the pot, then remove it from the heat and add 3 tablespoons of honey.
- Stir well, allow it to slightly cool, then put the mixture in jars. Store them in a cold room.
From this syrup, adults should drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day, and young children 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.