Not sure what the point of the question is. Dandelion isn't one thing -- the plant has several components used both as food and as herbal medicine. The root is generally used for the skin and the liver, the leaves are a mild diuretic, but they have other uses as well, the root can be eaten and the leaves are extremely nutritious when young, full of antioxidants and minerals. Why you'd want to mix it with coffee is unknown -- the leaves are best eaten raw or very lightly cooked so as not to destroy the antioxidants and they're the most nutritious part. There's no health reason not to use them on the same day or at the same time, but it is a strange question.
Dandelion isn't traditionally used to balance emotions. Which part of the plant? As I said, different parts of the plant are used for different things, but there are far more direct effect plants that help balance emotions than dandelion. Now, in oriental medicine, the liver is an organ that's connected to certain emotional disturbances, but in oriental medicine formulas are generally used, not single herbs -- in fact, that's true in most schools of herbal medicine. Coffee is an upper, so while it makes one feel good for awhile, it then makes you feel bad if you don't have more. Herbal medicine only uses coffee for enemas, generally, and most schools believe drinking it is overstimulating. Herbal medicine generally strives for balance. Still don't know where you're going with this. If you're really looking to work on your mind and mood, try a good introductory book called Natural Highs, a bit old but a good book by a psychiatrist at UCLA, Hyla Cass, who uses natural medicine in her practice and teaching. I doubt you'll find dandelion in there for this purpose.
Are you asking about dandelion root and coffee to make a beverage? You could certainly try them together especially if you are weaning yourself off coffee. Start with 1/2 dandy root, 1/2 coffee, slowly increasing the dandelion and decreasing the coffee. Dandelion root lattes are delicious!
well i find that dandelion has so kind of effect on me mental. but i concluded that its negative for me anyways. it doesn't make me feel right. and paxiled, are you talking from personal experience on dandelion here? my original intent was on digestive health.
coffee doesn't make me feel bad. it great for cognition and mood for me. as long as i eat afterwards,carries me on smoothly. haven't you heard how it inspired creativity over the ages from traditional artists to contemporary scientists? maybe its not right for you?
Certainly individuals do react differently to things. Very true. But coffee is never good for you in any medical theory except, again, as an enema. Yes, caffeine does make people feel more alert and therefore better, but when it wears off you either need more to get back to that feeling or you will feel worse. Artists do all kinds of things, but I wouldn't go looking at artists for healthy lives -- they use a lot of drugs, too, and suffer an inordinate amount of mental illness, which is probably because they feel things more deeply and obsessively and don't make much money (until they're dead), but still, not a group to judge health by. It's a balance -- if what you accomplish on drugs, including caffeine-laced coffee, is more important than your health, and it may well be, then fine with me. As for my experience, I don't drink coffee, never have, because I never liked it, but my information comes from 18 years in the natural foods and supplements industry where I read a lot about theories of medicine. Caffeine, as with all drugs, is just too far off the balance for regular use, but if you like it that's fine with me. I'm just saying it has nothing to do with dandelion and that your impression of what dandelion does is not very well researched. Roasted dandelion is used as a coffee substitute, by the way, as mentioned above, because, well, it's a whole lot better for you, though chicory is much more common.
ok fair enough. coffee kinda a mixed bag now. research have suggested it fights mental decline like parkison ,alzhemier and so on. yet also have suggested there are unknown chemicals so unknown can be bad if you look at it that way.
and seems dandelion lacking research data at the moment. but there are claims/testimonies it detox heavy metals from your system. but you know how science works, it they haven't research it they keep their mouth shut about it . but when western medicine fails, people are going to turn alternative medicine for help, beats doing nothing.
we just gonna have to agree that we disagree on certain points.
Yes, that is what dandelion root does -- it helps to detox the liver and protect it. It's in virtually all liver formulas, though usually not the primary ingredient, which is usually milk thistle. But dandelion has the advantage over milk thistle of being safer for everyday use, since milk thistle can also wash out fat soluble things you might want but the liver thinks are toxic, such as medication. It's especially valuable, along with other herbs such as burdock, for liver-related skin problems. But dandelion leaves and flowers are used for completely other purposes. It's funny, but dandelion is one of the most valuable herbs and foods, yet we frantically pull them out of our lawns so we can preserve our utterly useless grass. Strange people, humans. By the way, I have no problem with you using coffee. Tea is safer, though, since tea has the caffeine but is balanced by antioxidants and relaxants such theanine that aren't found in coffee. Nobody lives forever, so the important thing is to live the best you can while you're here. It's just important to know that you can get the same effects of coffee with exercise or meditation and avoid the bad effects of the repeated use of a drug, but hey, we are all addicted to thing, including eating, so I wasn't criticizing those who like coffee, just commenting on the dandelion aspect. Peace.
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