So many people can't wait to get rid of them once they start growing on their lawn, since dandelions are often seen as unwelcome weeds. Some of you may also recall the Rolling Stones song named "Dandelion" that came out during the summer of 1967. It was possibly the last time that dandelion was truly put into the spotlight, but new hope has now emerged that could very well make it the most wanted weed around.
The dandelion greens are closely related to the sunflower plant family, which includes over 22 000 other plant species, such as thistles and daisies. This herb had a much better reputation in the old days, regarded by most as a formidable healer. The dandelion leaves are recognized for their ability to purify the blood, help with digestion and hamper the formation of hardened crystals known as gall stones. Ongoing research is most importantly starting to show that dandelion may possibly turn out to be an exceptional alternative for chemoresistant forms of cancer.
An antioxidant flavonoid found in abundance in green tea could help improve symptoms of hard to treat ulcerative colitis, according to a new study
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease in which the lining of the colon (the large intestine) becomes inflamed and ulcerated, leading to bleeding and diarrhoea.
UC can be treated with a variety of methods including dietary changes, assessment for food allergies and in some cases steroids. People who do not respond, or respond incompletely, to conventional treatments are said to have refractory ulcerative colitis and it can be difficult to help them.