Origin—Asian regions. Also grows naturally in temperate and semi-tropical regions
Other names—Priest’s crown, Monk’s head, Irish daisy, and Lion’s tooth
This extract is rich in Vitamin C which makes it highly useful in fighting free radicals and the signs of skin aging.
Dandelions contain potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. The root is particularly rich in mineral concentration. These minerals will hydrate the tissues and support the functions of the skin.
It is also very rich in Vitamin A, B6, C and K all help support the skins overall ability to fight free radicals and help fight free radicals. This antioxidant properties make it a potent anti-aging extract for aging skin. Being rich in antioxidants, dandelions prevents aging by dark spots and wrinkles around the face, the eyes and lips. Besides nourishing your skin, this herb helps tone and firm up sagging and unbalanced skin.
It is also a potent detoxifier therefore helps in treating severe acne.
It is also a potent antimicrobial agent. It’s high alkaline levels help fight off infection in the skin’s tissues, including itching, eczema and the bacteria that promotes acne. Vitamin K is also needed for the formation of certain proteins that maintain healthy skin cells and it may be a factor in skin problems like acne. In fact, there are many reports of topical vitamin K skin treatments helping to prevent acne and in particular heal skin affected by acne scarring.
Vitamin K is known to be effective in removing age spots and dark spots when constantly used. Since is essential in the process of blood clotting, it can help the body recuperate and heal imperfections. Vitamin K is also important in the removal of dark eye circles. Vitamin K is also important in treatment of spider veins and stretchmarks.
Dandelion is effective in getting rid of excess oil or sebum accumulated in the scalp. If you have greasy hair, you can simply steep dandelion leaves or roots for about 20 minutes. Strain this mixture and use it on your hair as a final rinse. Do condition your hair after this to prevent loss of moisture.