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Just wondering if this topic is discussed here?
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I think lots of discussions about alternative medicines are everywhere around the site. But since you bring it up, I have to give a shoutout to my dear dandelions--
  • I fully manage my hereditary anemia by drinking roasted dandelion root tea every morning. Tastes so good, and is so good for me--highly recommended to all, whether anemic or not!
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    Rachel Lindsay wrote:I think lots of discussions about alternative medicines are everywhere around the site. But since you bring it up, I have to give a shoutout to my dear dandelions--

  • I fully manage my hereditary anemia by drinking roasted dandelion root tea every morning. Tastes so good, and is so good for me--highly recommended to all, whether anemic or not!


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    I was thinking that Molly Green Magazine was the place I first came across information about the benefits of roasted dandelion root tea about five years ago. And I read up on it some more, and found out that it has been a traditional remedy for those needing extra iron. I will have to find and link to sources later, but I made a list a few years ago about what I had found out about things that are said about roasted dandelion root tea:
  • fights infection
  • detoxifies
  • improves digestion
  • fights high cholesterol
  • is an anti-inflammatory
  • normalizes blood sugar
  • contains many antioxidants
  • loads of iron
  • and mega amounts of vitamins and minerals.
  • This is all because of the plant's taproot that is able to mine the best things out of the soil. Although I am not a doctor, herbalist, or any kind of medical professional, I can personally attest to my own noticeably higher energy levels, healthier and happier blood, and fewer breakouts since I began drinking the tea five years ago.

    Note: This info speaks to roasted DANDELION ROOT tea. Other teas you may see are dandelion leaf teas, or blended leaf/root teas. They have different benefits, not as much iron, and I can't stand the taste of those...
     
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