Chemotherapy is the most preferred treatment when it comes to treating cancer. However, although chemotherapy helps dealing with the illness, it not only destroys cancer cells but also all the cells in the body.

Anyhow, there is a natural remedy, confirmed by scientists from the University of Windsor, Canada. That remedy is dandelion and it most certainly helps fighting cancer. Dandelion is rich with nutrients that are extremely good for the organism. Its structure includes iron, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It helps keeping your body and your organs healthy, since it can clean your kidneys, it can lower your cholesterol levels and it makes your body more resistant to allergies.


Dandelion Root Tea

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One reason why dandelion plant is better than chemotherapy is because it only kills cancer cells, unlike chemo. Take John Di Carlo for example. He is 72 and his cancer went to remission after consuming tea from dandelion root. When he was diagnosed, he went under chemotherapy for 3 years, yet the treatments did not help. It just postponed his death for some short period of time.

After the treatments he was released from the hospital so he can spend his last days with his loved ones. Yet, he heard that dandelion tea can help him get better. He drank it for 4 months and his cancer cells started to die. He was getting healthier.

How to Prepare Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root Tea
Before you start preparing and drinking this tea you need some tips. First, it is best to pick the dandelion in spring and in fall, but make sure it is not picked from polluted soil and it is not close to the road. It is best if picked from rural areas.

After you pick it, you should dry the root for 2 weeks. The dried root should be put in dark and dry place in a jar. The root can stay there for 1 whole year before it is no good for use.

Dandelion Root Tea Recipe

Dandelion Root Tea

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Fill ¼ of a saucepan with water and boil it. Put ½ to 2 tsp of chopped dried dandelion root. The plant should be boiled for 5 to 10 minutes before it is taken of the heat.




Before you consume it, drain it over a cup. Pour the liquid on a strainer and leave out the roots. Now, the tea is ready for you.

However, make sure you consult with your doctor before you consume it, in case you are allergic to ragweed or some plants that are similar to dandelion.