Edema also known as swelling is characterized by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues.
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Taraxacum, commonly known as Dandelion, is a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, the plant is believed to have arrived in North America as medicine aboard the Mayflower. Abundant in Vitamins A, B, C, D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc, Dandelion’s edible and highly nutritious leaves have been widely used throughout history by the ancient Egyptians, Greek and Romans, as well as, in traditional Chinese Medicine as a diuretic and digestion treatment.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.
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