Meet the backyard weed that could cure cancer
The world spent more than $107 billion on anti-cancer drugs last year. But what if we could find help in our backyard for free? Promising new studies reveal how the humble dandelion root could put many of them to shame. This article from the Food Revolution Network Dr. Siyaram Pandey, PhD shares how promising new studies reveal how the humble dandelion root could put many of them to shame.
By Chris Wark · Originally posted on chrisbeatcancer.com
Dandelion root fights cancer!
The Dandelion Root Project started in 2009 in a bid to investigate the anti-cancer effects of dandelion root extract against cancer cells.
Dandelion root tea has been proven to kill various types of cancer cells in the lab and in animals (including colon cancer, leukemias, melanoma, and pancreatic cancer), and is now being tested in phase 1 human clinical trials for end stage blood related cancers (leukemia and lymphoma).
In this fascinating 2014 TEDx talk, Dr. Siyaram Pandey PhD describes his research on the remarkable anti-cancer effects of dandelion root tea.
Dr. Pandey also mentions the anti-cancer effects of Long Pepper extract. More about that here.
Dandelion root can be harvested out of your yard, or anywhere you see it growing. Dig up the root, chop or grind it finely, put 1/2tsp – 1 tsp in a tea bag, steep in boiling water for 20 minutes and drink it.
If you harvest large amounts of dandelion root, make sure you dry it out (dehydrate it) before storing.
Dosage: 2 or more cups of Dandelion root tea per day
You can also get bulk Dandelion root tea or Dandelion root powder on amazon.
The most potent form is powdered Dandelion Root Extract, which can consumed whole in tea, juice, smoothies, etc. It is currently being investigated in the clinical trial mentioned above to determine the maximum non-toxic daily human dose.
And it’s food!
The Dandelion leaves (aka greens) contain vitamins A, K, C and B6, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. Eat the greens in a salad, cook them in a soup or blend them into a smoothie.
Chris Wark was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. After surgery, he refused chemotherapy and chose nutrition and natural therapies to heal his body. In 2010, he went public with his story and mission to inspire people to take control of their health and reverse disease with a radical transformation of diet and lifestyle. Today, Chris is a professional blogger, podcaster, speaker and health coach with clients all over the world including celebrities and even medical doctors. He has made many appearances on radio and television including The Ricki Lake Show, The Lisa Oz Show, The Food Revolution, and documentaries like The Truth About Cancer and The C Word. Chris reaches millions of people per year through his website chrisbeatcancer.comChris Wark
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