Boost the nutritional content of any meal by adding this nutritious herb to meals!
Dandelion greens are the leaves of the dandelion plant.
Dandelion is a nearly perfect whole food source of vitamins and minerals. It’s also easily absorbed by the body so it’s a great supplement to any dog’s daily diet. And there aren’t really any substitutions. It takes several herbs to replace the benefits your dog receives from dandelion alone. Here’s what benefits dandelion has to offer …
1. Powerhouse of nutrients
Vitamins A, C, K, D and B complex
Zinc, iron, calcium, manganese
Protein, double the amount spinach provides
Many other trace minerals
2. Digestive aid
Dandelion leaves are an ideal choice for dogs with chronic indigestion or those with gas.
3. Anti - inflammatory
Dandelions have been used in herbal medicine throughout history to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. That’s because they have polyphenols that are powerful anti-inflammatories. They also have alkaloids, flavonoids and terpenoids that have value as anti-inflammatories.
4. Anti-oxidants and immune boosting benefits
Diseases take hold when there are too many free radicals for the body to manage. Free radicals cause chronic health problems like:
Antioxidants fight free radicals to prevent these diseases. And dandelion leaves and flowers have high levels of antioxidants, including beta-carotene. So when you feed your dog dandelion you’ll boost his immune system and fight free radical damage. Antioxidants also slow the aging process.
5. Great for fighting and keeping yeast infections away
Dandelion greens starve off candida overgrowth and support the liver in removing candida die off. It also contains inluin, a prebiotic that helps in restoring a healthy gut balance.
It is also anti-microbial when used as a rinse and is a mild diuretic.
Add 1/2 tsp for every 10 kg of weight
Add to warm broth or water and add to meals for faster absorption.