posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:33 PM
The dandelion has many medicinal properties along with being a wild edible.
Uses: Jaundice and other liver problems, a tonic, blood cleanser, purifier, stomach, diuretic, laxative, nervousness an effective relaxant, minor
scars and inflammations.
Identification: Grows to a height of 2 inches or more. Leaves are saw-toothed, whorl from centre. Yellow sectioned flowers mature to fluffy
“pompoms” with seeds that blow in the wind.
Harvesting: The best time to harvest the leaves to make dandelion tea is spring, before the flowers appear. Another time is late fall, as after a
frost their protective bitterness disappears. Plants growing in shaded areas or deep grass tend to be less bitter.
Infusion: Six dandelion leaves should be used for one cup of tea. The leaves should be torn into strips first. Unsweetened dandelion tea may be cooled
and applied as a skin wash. The skin wash can be used on minor scars and inflammations.
ETA: You can also make dandelion wine if you want www.wikihow.com...
edit on 4/12/12 by ideasarebulletproof because: (no reason given)