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Benefits of Dandelion & Dandelion Tea Recipe

Who would have thought that a weed could be so beneficial to us.

I’ve always walked past them  on my walks. But I have never considered looking into the benefits of it until now.

I think I might start growing dandelion in a pot. They are pretty flowers and I even tried keeping some alive in vase when I was younger. That didn’t work out so well. But then I was young.

After doing a bit of reading on Dandelion. It has so many good things going for it. It is classified as a superfood. Which I had no idea.  It is also antifungal, anti-microbial and an antioxidant.  Some other benefits include:

  1. Strengthens bones and protects it from age related damage.
  2. Helps cure liver disorders and promotes digestion.
  3. Helps treating Jaundice and aids in weight loss.
  4. Dandelion juice is used to treat acne and lowers high blood pressure.
  5. Reduces risk of cancer and UTI’s.
  6. It has Vitamins A, C, E & K.
  7. Natural  diuretic.
  8. A healthy alternative to coffee.
  9. Good for gallbladder problems.
  10. Mild appetite suppressor.

 

You can also use Dandelion in some homemade health and beauty products:

  1. Moisturizer
  2. Pain relieving oil
  3. Pain relieving salve
  4. Wart Remover

 

You can use the whole plant in teas and you can cook with it. Some ideas include:

  1. Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  2. Tempura Blossoms
  3. Herbal Vineager
  4. Jelly
  5. syrup for pancakes and waffles
  6. Dandelion Blossom cake
  7. Dandelion Cookies
  8. Dandelion Root Coffee
  9. Wine

How about drinking a cup of tea?

I love to give this a try.

Dandelion-tea

 

Dandelion  Flower Tea Recipe

  • 8 Dandelion flowers.
  • 1.5 cups boiling water.
  • Honey for taste.

Instructions

  • Rinse flowers with cold water before using (especially if you got it from your back yard).
  • Pour boiling water over flowers.
  • Let it steep for 5 minutes.
  • Add to honey to taste.

 

Do you use dandelion for anything?

I love to know =)

~ Wendy

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