Scientific studies show that dandelion has many active compounds, such as flavonoids, terpenes, sesquiterpene lactones, as well as vitamins A, C and D. In addition, dandelion has anti-angiogenic and anticarcinogenic effects. Dandelion root also exhibits antimicrobial and antibacterial activity, which can help fight harmful bacteria and pathogens.
In addition, dandelion has cleansing and diuretic properties, which makes it possible to use it to treat urinary tract infections. It helps to increase urine output, which helps to flush bacteria from the urinary tract and prevents them from attaching to the walls. Also, in the case of kidney stones, an increase in urine volume helps to eliminate substances.
Additionally, the inclusion of dandelion in the diet, along with limiting the consumption of processed foods and increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels and normalize blood pressure.
Dandelion also contains calcium, which is important for bone and tooth formation. Further research is needed to confirm all these properties.