There is not a lot of information on here about using Dandelion as a cure for most things. I have recently, been having some discomfort in my ab area. I tried to self diagnose, but my symptoms could have been many different things. Hernia, gall bladder,, pancreas, colon issues.
I had been having some mild pain and stools had changed form. I first started with apple cider vinegar and apple juice, this seem to help some, but when I read about Dandelion and its benefits, I decided to pull some out of my yard before the first cutting of grass.
Well I had great solid bowel movements just after a few days of consuming it and my pain has almost went completely away. What came out of me tonight was like something from a freak show. I am not even sure if my dose is right or recipe is even correct. Every where on the net, people have different recipes for making it and dosages.
What I did was take about 8 fresh whole dandelions, wash them and put the flowers ( Yellow buds ) stems and leaves into a pot and took the roots and put them into my Nutri Bullet with a little water and blended them to slush, I then poured the water and ground up roots into the pot filled with about a quart of water. brought the mix to a boil for abut 15 minutes and then let it sit and steep for a little over and hour. I then poured the mixture off through cheese cloth and placed into a sterile amber bottle.
I started out with like a 1/2 teaspoon and worked my way up to a cup a day. Today I did one cup and a short while later did about a half of cup. I had one bowel movement with lots of green in the color ( sorry I know it is gross, but I believe important ) This was after the first cup, when I drank the second half cup always with half mixed hot water in it, about 30 minutes later had the urge went again and it had some sinkers and some floaters with strings of what look like mucus connected the floaters and sinkers. I know right TMIF, But I feel this is important for people to know.
I would love any one suggestions, who have used Dandelion and there recipes, I don't want to hurt myself, but am not afraid to cure myself. I don't know if Dandelion could actually harm you or not if you took too much.
Dandelion root is the best thing, in my experience, for Puffy eyes and Menstrual Cramps.