Health benefits of Dahlia

A very interesting plant found in Gemma’s Garden.  The common garden variety dahlia was once an important root crop and medicinal plant among the pre-Columbian Indians of central Mexico, Yucatan and Guatemala. Its roots were valued both for the nutritious inulin stored inside them and for the antibiotic compounds concentrated in the skin of the tubers. The dahlia flower was a solar symbol worn by Moctezuma and his nobles. In the modern world, dahlias cultivated as a crop might prove to be a worthy food supplement in subtropical areas.  {source from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health ]

 The stems were  used as a source of food by the indigenous peoples of Mexico, and were both gathered in the wild and cultivated. The Aztecs used them to treat epilepsy.

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Bill Silbaugh

I have always used alternative medicines and have recently started learning and using essential oils. I am trying to change the health of the world one person at a time.

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