For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been noticing an increasing number of articles about dandelions. From desserts to teas to the nuisance they are, I’ve seen and read about it all. Maybe it’s because they are starting to invade our yards and we don’t know what to do with them all. Well, here’s what I’ve learned:
This common weed is readily found in our yards and nearby parks, so collecting them for recipes should be very easy. Dandelions are especially great for relieving bloat. They are a strong diuretic, cleansing the liver and kidneys, relieving bloat and detoxing our system at the same time. But unlike synthetic diuretics, one advantage of dandelion is that they are a good source of potassium, a nutrient lost through the use of other diuretics. Dandelions contain a large amount a vitamin C and iron, and they contain more vitamin A than carrots.
Make a tea using dandelion leaves and water, adding some honey for taste, to relieve PMS symptoms. You can also find dandelion in capsules.
- Dandelion: Weed or Medicinal Powerhouse? (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com)
- The Dandelion. If you hate them, maybe you misunderstand them. (bugmag.wordpress.com)