Dandelions are often viewed as just being flowering weeds, that are seen in the yard or coming through cracks in pavement, but are actually beneficial to your health! Each part of the dandelion can be used to aide different ailments: dandelion flowers relieve pain from headaches, backaches, and menstrual cramps and can make wonderful jelly, its sap can help acne, skin diseases, burns and stings, and has anti aging properties, the root and leaves can make a tea to help calm stomach aches by promoting healthy digestion, dandelion roots also nourish the liver, the root can be made into coffee and can be used to stimulate hair growth, prevent dandruff, and neutralize grease in the hair!
Both consumption and topical application of this herb provide the following benefits to your hair:
Stimulate hair growth
Dandelion root is a rich source of vitamin A, C, and E as well as B-complex vitamins. Besides, it contains choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, biotin and calcium all of which play a significant role in making your hair healthy and stronger as well as stimulate hair growth!
Dandelion is rich in iron which helps keeps dandruff at bay. You can use an oil for topical use or add a few leaves of dandelion to your tea, eat them in a salad or add dandelion supplements to your diet!
Reduce hair grease
Dandelion is effective in getting rid of excess oil or sebum accumulated in the scalp.
Below is a recipe to make your own dandelion oil!
Dandelion Root Infused Oil
-1 tablespoon of dried dandelion root
-1 cup of extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil if preferred)
-Warm the oil in a double boiler.
-Blend the dried dandelion root with the warm oil.
-Pour it into a heat safe jar. Let it infuse for approx. 2 weeks then it’s ready to for use.
-Can be used before shampooing or added to deep conditioners.
Apply the oil as needed and be amazed! Who knew a pesky weed had so much potential?!