Dandelion - weed or healing aid?
Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale (Other names: Priest´s Crown, Blow-Ball and Swine´s Snout.)
Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale (Other names: Priest's Crown, Blow-Ball and Swine's SnoutThis plant, growing in many places, considered weed by most, can be helpful in liver, gallbladder and kidney disorders. The whole plant can be used for different purposes.
Stems are used for liver and the gallbladder stimulation; can help people, who are constantly tired to gain more energy, they are also very helpful in itch rashes and eczemas.
Dandelion leaves gathered in spring can be great addition to spring salad.
Syrup can be made from flowers and can be used as bread spread.
Roots help to purify the blood and improve digestion. Roots are also used for roasting and making a drink similar to coffee.
When to gather: leaves before flowering, the stems during flowering, the roots in early spring or in the autumn.
Learn how to prepare the syrup and more information about Dandelion usage from Maria Treben's book: Health through God's Pharmacy. The book is a good source of information about 30 medicinal herbs, and the right way to gather, store, and prepare them.
Read about history, cultivation, chemical constituents at: Botanical.com
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