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:
- Strengthens bones and protects it from age related damage.
- Helps cure liver disorders and promotes digestion.
- Helps treating Jaundice and aids in weight loss.
- Dandelion juice is used to treat acne and lowers high blood pressure.
- Reduces risk of cancer and UTI’s.
- It has Vitamins A, C, E & K.
- Natural diuretic.
- A healthy alternative to coffee.
- Good for gallbladder problems.
- Mild appetite suppressor.
You can also use Dandelion in some homemade health and beauty products:
- Pain relieving oil
- Pain relieving salve
- Wart Remover
You can use the whole plant in teas and you can cook with it. Some ideas include:
- Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto
- Tempura Blossoms
- Herbal Vineager
- syrup for pancakes and waffles
- Dandelion Blossom cake
- Dandelion Cookies
- Dandelion Root Coffee
How about drinking a cup of tea?
I love to give this a try.
Dandelion Flower Tea Recipe
- 8 Dandelion flowers.
- 1.5 cups boiling water.
- Honey for taste.
- 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 =)