Dandelion Drink: A Home Remedy for Bone Care

· November 30, 2018
Both the roots and the flowers of this plant can be used to make a dandelion drink to purify your body and also care for your bones.

After a long day of working or studying, you might feel a bit achy. If you’ve spent many hours on your feet before you get home, then probably your knees and other joints are in a bit of pain.

When this happens, many people tend to take painkillers or ointments, without realizing that there are many great natural alternatives. You can use dandelion to make a powerful dandelion drink that also works as a home remedy for bone care.

What is Dandelion?

The dandelion belongs to the Asteraceae family and its scientific name is Taraxacum officinale. Many people consider it to be a weed that grows in the hills.

However, its health properties are undeniable.

What Are the Properties of Dandelion?

Some dandelions for a dandelion drink

The health benefits and potential uses of dandelion for the human body are little disputed in medical circles.

One of the best properties is that it’s a detoxifying plant and is therefore recommended in the later stages of a detox. The vitamins it contains include vitamin B and C, as well as minerals (potassium), oleic acid, and linoleic acid.

It’s also known to be very beneficial for keeping your liver and gallbladder in good condition. It’s even recommended for alcohol-induced hangovers or treating aggravated constipation.

It’s also great for use in cooking. There many chefs who, thanks to the advice of nutritionists, have started to offer dandelion drinks instead of coffee in the mornings. This is because the roots are an excellent substitute for caffeine.

What Can this Drink be Used for?

Dandelion’s many uses mean that it can be used to treat many different pains and conditions. One important one is acne. This is because dandelion is very effective at removing impurities from the skin.

The kidneys and bladder also benefit greatly from this plant. Dandelion has diuretic properties which can help these organs when they’re in pain. The sugars in dandelion are also suitable for diabetes as well as for people with digestive problems.

However, all this aside, one of the main benefits of dandelion is that, in the long term, it’s great for bone care. Its nutrients help keep bones strong and help them repair themselves after wear.

Dandelion Drink for Bone Care

Some cups of dandelion drink

You can buy dandelion either chopped or ground, or you can make the drink from the stalks of the plant. To treat bone pain, you should drink this drink every day or every other day. 

This way, you’ll see the results quickly.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chopped dandelion roots (100 g)
  • 1 cup of chopped dandelion flowers (100 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil (15 ml)

How to Make It

  • First, chop the stalks and the flowers. It’s crucial that they’re dry.
  • Then, fry them in a little oil for a few minutes.
  • Next, toast them or cook them in an oven for a very short amount of time so that they acquire color and flavor.
  • Heat the water and when it’s boiling, add the stalks and flowers and leave them to infuse for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, when the drink has acquired color, remove from the heat.
  • Strain, sweeten to taste, and drink.

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This dandelion drink is a great alternative for people who want to treat bone pain. Dandelion is one of your best friends when it comes to dealing with joint problems.

As you’ve seen, if you drink it regularly it has many other great health benefits. Without a doubt, natural medicine offers many ways to take care of your body.