Benefits of Dandelion Greens
I've been growing dandelion greens in my Florida garden for the past three years. They do very well here and two or three plants seems to be plenty for me to pick off of all winter long. You can eat the entire plant including the roots. Dandelions contain a host of phytochemicals including beta-carotene and lutein which are both beneficial for your eyes. They also contain calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, zinc vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C. Dandelion can cleanse the blood and liver, increase bile production, reduce serum cholesterol and uric acid levels, and relieve menopause symptoms. It is believed dandelion helps prevent age spots and breast cancer. Kidneys, pancreas, spleen and stomach all benefit from the consumption of dandelion. Dandelion is a diuretic and should be avoided by anyone taking prescription diuretics or those with gallstones or biliary tract obstruction. Liver ND and Gallbladder ND are excellent supplements to help prevent biliary obstruction.
Source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing