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The Amazing Dandelion (its not just a weed)!!

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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by iamcamouflage
reply to post by Greenize
 


Here is another edible plant that grows in many areas around the country.

Purslane


Now this is one weed I have not been able to identify!

Now I know. Yahoo!




posted on May, 21 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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I never tried eating dandelion, but my rabbit loves it.

Another weed that's edible is stinging nettle, as long as you pick it when it's young and prepare it the right way. Its got a ton of vitamins in it too.
oh yeah, it probably goes without saying, but don't let it touch your bare skin until it's cooked! Like the name says, it does sting.

Stinging Nettle has a flavour similar to spinach when cooked, and is rich in vitamins A, C, D, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium.

en.wikipedia.org...
More about nettle from "Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places"



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 04:51 AM
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...there is indeed so much all around us that we can utilise for healing and/or food...it just doesn't come in little plastic containers or vaccum sealed packaging...

My people term it Rongoa...well, Rongoa Wairakau to be more specific, as Rongoa/medicene is not only physically-based (ie:plants etc) but spiritually based also in karakia/prayer.

...the major threat however to our usage of Rongoa current is its growing commercialisation by international drug companies/businesses that wish to monopolise and make some money from our old knowledges...

...the growing need to protect your cultures intellectual property is also - it seems - a modern day side effect...



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 05:23 AM
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flagged...good information...thanks



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 05:38 AM
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Careful you don't get the gypsum root by accident. Very similar looking flower. Poisonous ,hallucinogenic, and may cause you to temporarily die on prom night.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 05:59 AM
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I haven't noticed anyone mentioning lamb's quarters yet. They are incredibly healthy, packed full of minerals and vitamins and they're a lot like a milder tasting spinach.

We had them for dinner often last summer and I hope to do the same again this summer.

We also had purslane for dinner and it's very nice! It has omega-3 fatty acid which is usually only found in fish and flax seeds. Quite good for brain health. It also has lots of vitamin A, calcium and potassium.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 06:19 AM
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dandelion, burdock & licorice root mixed together make a great detox and liver cleanser.. plus you can buy it pretty cheap online just make sure its the root extract.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:26 AM
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Dandelion is really good. Has amazing detox proprieties.

I wonder if there is a natural herb that kills pain. I have a serious backpain. This cause me great depression and anxiety. This pain cause me insomnia too. Maybe one day I can find a natural medicine that relieves pain, depression, anxiety and puts me to sleep.

(sorry if I made english mistakes, not my primary language)



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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This is what the codex alimetarius is about. To stop people from growign their own herbs and discovering the benefits. TO get rid of vitamins.

Thanks for posting this. I was thinking of posting about what to help flu and i will in my next post.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by bugasman
Dandelion is really good. Has amazing detox proprieties.

I wonder if there is a natural herb that kills pain. I have a serious backpain. This cause me great depression and anxiety. This pain cause me insomnia too. Maybe one day I can find a natural medicine that relieves pain, depression, anxiety and puts me to sleep.

(sorry if I made english mistakes, not my primary language)


bugasman i suffer the same thing you do. You need to go to a good chiropractor or back specialist. As its the nerves in your back that is out of whack. Vitamin b12 sucked under the tongue helps stop anxiety attacks and keeps your nervous system healthy. Dark green leafy veggies such as kale is full of calcium. Search up green smoothie recipes google/youtube if you dont like eating dark leafy salad as it shows you how to disguise the taste with fruit. This brings you lots of energy and minimises depression. If you are into healing there is a simple healing anyone can do called 'Quantum touch' you can youtube it. This healing fixes and aligns the back.





[edit on 21-5-2009 by Applesandoranges]



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:39 AM
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Coincedentally i made some dandilion tea last month and it wasn't too bad. I read about it in an old book and also had a go at nettle soup. It was alot of fuffing around, but have to say it was worth it. My garden is small, but there are all manner of things growing in the nooks and crannies. I don't think people realize exactly what is under their nose's.
The nettle soup for instance cost me no more than a small pot of cream and although it took a bit of pursuading for my daughter to try it, she actually ate it, so i was very impressed. She tried telling me that she couldn't taste anything but she still ate it. I was quite chuffed about it.
Anyone want to swap recepies?



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:44 AM
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Happiness i have no recipe to swap but would love to know recipe to nettle soup. I heard it also makes the hair strong and grow and the bones strong too.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by lel1111
 


I would suggest getting a guide to edible plants. I have a very good one, it includes photos and drawings, and shows plants that are dangerous look-alikes.

*thumbs up*

EDIT- TO EVERYONE- please be aware to check to make sure what the herbs and plants you eat do not interact with a medical condition or medication. Common sense, but some can make things like birth control inactive, trigger reactions, or even cause more serious effects.

Be careful.

[edit on 5/20/2009 by ravenshadow13]


whats your book called?



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:57 AM
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Hello ApplesandOranges'

It's so easy all you do is..
Get about 1/2 a carrier bag of nettle's (don't forget to wear thick gloves)
Wash them in a colinder and saute them in some butter.
When they have gone all soft remove them from the saucepan for a bit. Just put them on a plate.
Then saute an onion in the same saucepan (chop it up quite small)
Put back the nettles in with the onion and add some chicken stock. ( I used plain gravy granuals)
Then simmer for 10 mins and add cream.
I don't think i even bothered liquidising it.
I hope that you enjoy it. You can tell when you eat it that it is packed with vitamins.
I have run out of nettles, but i will definately make it again!



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:57 AM
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I remember reading about this litle plant in The NEXUS Magazine. It was shown when picked from the ground, and its roots fried and grounded, it has cancer curing properties. In the article it stated the Dandelion powder bought from health food shops aren't the same, and you need to make your own. Maybe I can the find the article and scan it for anyone who is interested?

[edit on 21-5-2009 by devilruski]



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by happinness
Coincedentally i made some dandilion tea last month and it wasn't too bad. I read about it in an old book and also had a go at nettle soup. It was alot of fuffing around, but have to say it was worth it. My garden is small, but there are all manner of things growing in the nooks and crannies. I don't think people realize exactly what is under their nose's.
The nettle soup for instance cost me no more than a small pot of cream and although it took a bit of pursuading for my daughter to try it, she actually ate it, so i was very impressed. She tried telling me that she couldn't taste anything but she still ate it. I was quite chuffed about it.
Anyone want to swap recepies?


i have nothing to offer in return but would like your recepies



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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Recently unemployed my son and I have been hunting the morel mushrooms every day weather permitting for the last two weeks.

we have found many many pounds for the table, friends, family, and cash.

Although concentrating on the shrooms we have been amazed at the imense quantities of Goldenseal and Ginseng we have discovered.

Also the bonds between family and friends are strenghened spending days in the woods together.

Thank you OP, great thread, maybe a botany/holistic forum could be developed.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by happinness
Hello ApplesandOranges'

It's so easy all you do is..
Get about 1/2 a carrier bag of nettle's (don't forget to wear thick gloves)
Wash them in a colinder and saute them in some butter.
When they have gone all soft remove them from the saucepan for a bit. Just put them on a plate.
Then saute an onion in the same saucepan (chop it up quite small)
Put back the nettles in with the onion and add some chicken stock. ( I used plain gravy granuals)
Then simmer for 10 mins and add cream.
I don't think i even bothered liquidising it.
I hope that you enjoy it. You can tell when you eat it that it is packed with vitamins.
I have run out of nettles, but i will definately make it again!


Wow that sound quite delicious. Have wrote it down. Thankyou very much for your lovely recipe. For my gratitude i can give you a free ebook for changing your health around here:
www.raw-pleasure.com.au...



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:05 AM
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can someone provide the recipe and process required to make dandelion wine?




posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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My grandma used to tell me to watch what grasses and weeds your dog will eat on...that they can show us what is safe to eat. It just so happens I was playing with my dog just a couple days ago and tickling his nose with a dandelion. He snapped it right up and ate it.

Good stuff to know!

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