Written by Lee Stevenson,. Sorry I am a lousy editor.
This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the assistance of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.
Teasel (dipsacus spp)
Dipsacus fullonum is the species most are used to seeing but there are other species and because the phytochemicals are very similar I am going to speak about depsacus spp as a whole. Teasel contains a chemical that has been found to prevent soft tissue degeneration and reduce soft tissue inflammation. Most of the experiments with Dipsacus species have been on animals but my experience I have seen first hand many of those experiments to translate over to humans which is rare in animal experiments.
Teasel contains a chemical that helps prevent neurological and brain damage. Many species of teasel were shown to be effective against a variety of borellia species which causes Lyme disease.
Teasel is effective against many types of gut bacteria that causes inflammation and may be why it improves joint health and prevents joint inflammation. It also is effective against many types of fungus infections. Lyme can cause bone deteriation. Teasel has been shown to reduce bone deterioration.
Teasel has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
I have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.
It is considered invasive in the US but I have not had a problem with it spreading because the deer and ground hogs love it. As a matter of fact because of that I have a difficult time getting it to grow. It is very high in nutrition, I love the taste of the leaves. First year roots are very tasty but second year roots are bitter and tough.
Teasel is amazing it helps with everything, tick born illness, cancer, osteoporosis. The list goes on and on. It really helped with my Lyme Disease. It is great at reducing inflammation. It helps with amyloidosis which can be caused by vaccine injury especially vaccines that contain aluminum. Glyphosate and other farm chemicals can cause it. Also infection can cause amyloid cyst to form. This is a list of the phytochemicals in teasels and what they do.