An Inexpensive Remedy
If you have suffered from toxic mold exposure, you probably understand how important it is to support your body in order to aid in recovering from a injurious overload of mold. Many molds can be harmful, and if you have daily encountered mold over a period of time, it is very important to first remove yourself from the contamination, and second, give your body the assistance it needs to repair. Often natural remedies are expensive and hard to find, but some, such as dandelion root, can be found free in your yard (make sure it hasn’t been exposed to chemicals or weed-killers), or easily ordered from your home!
A Valuable “Weed”
Dandelions did not originate in North America, although they usually grow exceptionally well here. These prolific plants were intentionally brought by immigrants who recognized the value of the herb and have been used as food and a natural health remedy since.
Detoxify and Cleanse
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Dandelion is a cleansing, detoxifying root, especially effective for the liver and blood. It is often used as a tea, traditionally made in the springtime as a mild detoxifier and blood purifier as the plants begin to emerge from the earth. The root is known as a mild stimulant to the liver and gallbladder, as well as a digestive aid by encouraging secretion of gastric juices. The dandelion leaves provide many beneficial vitamins, such as A, C, K, iron, Omega 6, potassium, and calcium.
If you find you are struggling with health issues due to mold, dandelion root and leaves may encourage mild cleansing and detoxifying as you recover, although it is often a long journey. Giving your body the best foods and herbs to support restoration is very important as you seek to boost your overall health. Always consult your qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Krystle Reeves assists in managing MoldBlogger.com, a website dedicated to providing a place to share and receive information that will better allow individuals to fight and conquer toxic mold and the consequences of mold exposure, and also blogs at Where the Green Things Grow where she shares her adventures and challenges in gardening, parenting, and life.