Dandelion’s relationship with sugar is especially valuable for people with Type II diabetes. Insulin-dependent diabetics can benefit from dandelion since the root and leaf together support stabilized blood sugar levels.Taken in small quantities before meals since ancient times by Celts, Romans, Greeks, and Mediterranean people, dandelion was used to improve, or balance, the appetite for other vegetables and fruit, grain dishes and proteins. An antidote to excess sugars, dandelion was one of the remedies used as early as the 2nd century AD. Almost 2,500 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates recommended, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Also in ancient times, dandelion Leaf was used as a powerful aid in summoning spirits and it is also quite useful in rituals of purification.