Some potential advantages of dandelion to the body are:
1. It Reduces Inflammation
Some studies indicate that dandelion extracts and compounds may help reduce inflammation in the body.
A research conducted in 2014 proved that chemicals present in dandelions had some positive effects on reducing inflammatory responses in cells.
2. It Helps In Weight Loss.
. Due to dandelion’s ability to improve carbohydrate metabolism and reduce fat absorption, some researchers have proposed that dandelion could help people achieve their weight loss goals.
3. It Provides Antioxidants For Healthier Cells.
Antioxidants are chemicals that work to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are produced by the human body naturally, but they cause harm by accelerating aging or the progression of certain diseases.
Dandelions contains a chemical element known as beta-carotene , which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
The flower of the dandelion is also full of polyphenols, which are another type of antioxidant.
4. It Promotes a Smooth and Healthy Skin.
Some research indicates that dandelion may help protect the skin from sun damage.
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) light causes considerable damage to the skin and makes your skin look old at even at a young age . A 2015 study conducted on skin cells in a test tube revealed that dandelion could reduce the impact of one type of damaging UV light.
Protecting the skin from UV damage will help prevent skin irritations and blemishes. This will in the long run make a person look younger. Further research is however necessary to verify these results.
5. It Helps Boost the Immune System.
Dandelions exhibit both antiviral and antibacterial properties hence contribute to the the strength and defense mechanism of the immune system.
Example is a research done in 2014, where it was found that dandelions help limit the growth of hepatitis B in both human and animal cells.
6. It Aids Digestion
7. It Helps Reduces High Cholesterol Level
8. It Regulates Blood Sugar Levels.