Dandelion root, a cancer cell killer, has a long history as medicine
(Natural News) The roots, leaves and flowers of the dandelion plant are a potent and healthy herbal medicine,¬†although folks might think¬†those yellow dots popping up in their landscape are just nuisance weeds.¬†Not so, as reported by¬†Reset.me, who¬†emphasizes¬†that the¬†botanical name for dandelion ‚Äď Taraxacum officinal ‚Äď aptly describes its¬†medicinal potential.¬†Taraxacum¬†translates¬†into an¬†‚Äúinflammation curative.‚ÄĚ¬†Officinal means that the lowly dandelion is¬†revered as¬†a bona fide, official medicinal plant.¬†The use of the dandelion plant¬†as a healing agent¬†‚Äúpredates written records,‚ÄĚ but¬†it is understood that the Greeks and the Chinese used dandelion compounds to aid in digestion,¬†and as a¬†liver tonic and diuretic. (RELATED: Learn more about natural remedies at Remedies.news)
Traditional herbalists, both in the East and the West,¬†have utilized the properties of the dandelion for liver support and as a blood purifier. It is this blood purifying action that intrigued Canadian researchers at the University of Windsor¬†to pursue whether dandelion roots could be effective for¬†individuals suffering from end stage blood cancer.¬†The¬†team experimented by applying dandelion root extract into petri dishes¬†on ‚Äúblood drawn from a leukemia patient and lab rats.‚ÄĚ¬†They discovered that¬†the ‚Äúdandelion root¬†extract was effective in inducing apoptosis, or cell suicide, in tumor cells, while leaving healthy cells alone.‚ÄĚ
This remarkable outcome garnered approval¬†to test their dandelion root protocol on thirty Canadian cancer patients. It is the first time in Canada that a natural extract has been approved for utilization in a clinical trial. The lead researcher is Dr. Siyaram Pandey, a biochemistry professor at Windsor, who discovered the power of dandelions from an¬†oncologist whose own patients had had enough chemotherapy and chose to drink dandelion tea instead ‚Äď and lived!¬†¬†Dr. Pandey shares¬†his unusual introduction to dandelions,¬†a simple explanation of what cancer is, and some¬†of his initial thoughts about the clinical trial¬†in this Tedx¬† presentation:
Each body is unique and all cancer treatment decisions¬†are¬†personal and made only after sound deliberation. A combination of clean food, nutritional and immune building modalities ‚Äď among many other alternative medicine treatments ‚Äď¬†may be required to ultimately win an individual‚Äôs¬†battle against cancer.¬†Yet it is generally agreed that chemotherapy is a shotgun blast of toxicity that kills cells¬†indiscriminately¬†and cripples the¬†immune system. Your backyard dandelion‚Äôs roots specifically¬†kill only¬†the cancerous cells and enhances the immune system.¬†Dandelions are not toxic, and they¬†also¬†offer¬†a bevy of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium and¬†Vitamin A, K,¬†B6 and B12.
Herbalists who live in America are not allowed to treat cancer patients,¬†says author and internationally traveled herbalist¬†Demetria Clark, who¬†has taught thousands through her Heart of Herbs Herbal School.¬†Dandelion is used enthusiastically by Clark as a ‚Äúsupportive therapy‚ÄĚ with whatever cancer protocol¬†her client has chosen. If a client has chosen chemotherapy, Clark says that dandelion¬†will ‚Äúsupport the liver and help the body detoxify.‚ÄĚ ¬†She also says that dandelion leaves put into smoothies can help with mouth sores and nausea. The dandelion can¬†boost one‚Äôs appetite and also ‚Äúget the digestive juices flowing.‚ÄĚ ¬†Clark believes that¬†the available¬†empirical evidence clearly shows that the dandelion¬†‚Äúcan enhances the immune system and supports the liver and kidneys with no toxicity and a high amount of nutrition.‚ÄĚ¬† She encourages children and pregnant women to use the benefits available from the simple, but profound, dandelion.
Have you ever wondered¬†why are there so many dandelions? Perhaps nature is trying to give all of us a¬†gentle yellow¬†immune boost.
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Originally Published By¬†Naturalnews.com