Dandelions and Your Health

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When You see Dandelions growing in your pristine yard you Cringe?Dandelion aren't weeds

If you only knew the benefits of dandelion tea,, or just plain eating it, you would be ecstatic to see them grow in your yard. Get out there and pick those leaves before the plant starts to flower. It will amaze you.

Benefits of Dandelion

  • Has the capabilities to cure liver deseases, like hepatitis,
  • Gentle diuretic to purify the blood, dissolve kidney stones, improves gastrointestinal health
  • Helps in weight reduction
  • Cures acne, cleanses the skin
  • Cures diarrhea and constipation, improves bowel function
  • Prevents and cures anemia
  • Eliminate or greatly reduce acid indigestion
  • Prevent or cure various cancers
  • Prevent or cure diabetes mellitus

And the wonderful news is, taking Dandelion has no side effects, unlike most prescriptions. I am not saying stop taking your medicine. But if you want to avoid potentially fatal side effects, start using Dandelion on a regular basis. If you have any of these illnesses, start taking Dandelion immediately while still taking your prescribed medicine. Your body will improve and eliminate any of these and more.dandelion heart

Dandelion is so well respected, that it appears in the U.S. National Formulatory, also in the Pharmacopeias of Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, and the Soviet Union. It is considered  one of the top 6 herbs in the Chinese herbal medicine cabinet.

Dandelion Has all this and more in it

Vitamin A aids in fighting cancers of the mouth and lung.

Potassium and Magnesium, Useful in maintaining blood pressure and reduces the risks of stroke.

Fiber for diabetes, also lowers cholesterol, reduces cancer and heart disease

Helps when dieting. High fiber content keeps you full longer.

High concentration of calcium. for bones, aids in lowering blood pressure.

B vitamins for reliving stress.

I could write a book on Dandelion and its benefits, there are that many.

Picking and using Dandeliondandelion leaves

Dandelion leaves are so much better when they are picked before the plant flowers.They can be boiled like spinach or fried with some butter. Dandelion is very tasty. You can use Dandelion for dishes that use spinach, By the way, Dandelion has more healing properties than spinach, more protein and minerals. Dandelion lasagna, Dandelion greens, Throw some in a salad, eat it raw. Make a creamed Dandelion as you would spinach. It works the same way. If you pick the leaves before the flower buds, they will not be bitter, so keep that in mind before you try it. It is really pretty tasty. You can cut the very end off where it was attached to the plant to make it more softer. I don’t spend time just picking the leaves, I chop the whole plant off and sort it all out later, Much simpler and easy on the back. Wash leaves in a strainer before using.

Freezing Dandelion.

As with spinach, and basically all greens, you need a lot to make a serving. Boil down the Dandelion, pack in containers or zip lock bags, making sure you let out all the air and freeze.

Using the Rootsdandelion root

Always make sure you harvest your roots where it has not been sprayed or treated with any noxious repellents. Pick the large plants as they have the largest root. The best time to harvest the roots are early spring, any other time they will be bitter and chewy. The best place would be a field where there is no disturbance of any kind. the root contains all the nutrients from the earth so any sprays or weed killers at any time of the year will affect the properties of the root and make it unsafe for consumption. Use a large fork to pull up the root being careful not to break the root. The root contains sap that you need for medicinal purposes, so you don’t want to lose any. Scrub the root and cut into small pieces for easy drying or using. You can use the roots fresh for teas, or if you were lucky enough to harvest many roots, Start the drying process. This process could take a couple weeks to a month. After roots are completely dry, you can boil a handful and use the water for teas. Strain all the dandelion roots and put your used, boiled roots in the compost if you have one.  Save all your roots in a jar. Dry on newspaper or use the drying rack we are going to make in one of my future posts. I know if you attempt to try this, you will be harvesting many the following year, so try to harvest enough to feel the benefits. You will be anxiously waiting for the spring next year to harvest more. root in a jar

I have had the pleasure of consuming Dandelion as a kid

Thanks to my grandmother, who was always sending my mom roots, chamomile and various other remedies in a jar. It tasted like spinach but a little more pungent. I loved spinach, so I really didn’t notice a difference. Iv’e had the tea, and drank the medicine my grandmother sent when I was sick or had an upset stomach, It worked. I didn’t realize it way back then and when I grew up, I basically forgot about it and resorted to store bought medications for my ailments. Now that I am older, I am realizing the benefits of Dandelion and now is the time I am getting back to the basics. These plants are truly amazing as they have no side effects, so untrue with medications. It is all natural and we can all benefit from using Dandelion as a regular staple in our diet.sign- for- root- tea

All I am asking is just for you to try it.

Just think of the many benefits of Dandelion. It can stop and cure some cancers, specifically lung and mouth cancer. it can help with digestive disorders. Drinking a tea can cure diarrhea and constipation, I could go on and on. its free, and can reduce your weekly grocery bill and inevitably reduce your medical bills. What a plus for this hated weed. Just the cost savings alone makes this so worth it. I know you will want more. So grab a bunch of it this year.

I will attempt to make Dandelion Wine this year.smiling dandelion

As soon as I research the recipe, I will attempt it. I am more curious about the taste. i will let you know how it turns out.

I hope you enjoyed my post as much as I enjoyed researching it. I only touched on the benefits of Dandelion. There is much more to learn about this wonderful herb. Being from a Ukrainian family, I have had the great fortune of consuming many products that I post about. My only regret is that I did not stick with my family’s traditional values of fresh herbs and medicinal properties of plants. I have since come to the realization that grandmother was right and I am going back to the basics of her teachings. I hope you will come and join me in getting back to the basics of health and healing.

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Author: kitty

My Son Kenny and I enjoy everything that is all natural. We enjoy nature , rescuing animals in need, advocating for the Homeless. We are getting back to basics and hope you will come with us and learn great ways to eat healthy, live peacefully, and enjoy life. Love all animals, it is the greatest love of all Help the Homeless, they all have a story to tell

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