“Dandelions offer some healthful and tasty benefits. Read on to learn about dandelion benefits and how this over-looked edible can help you.” …

Dandelion Benefits: Healing with the Root, Flowers, and Leaves

Dandelion Uses And History

Dandelion Benefits

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Dandelions are not just a weed that are next to impossible to get rid of. They actually are somewhat of a super plant. The entire dandelion plant is edible, and used for many medicinal purposes as well as being high in nutritional content.

Dandelions are believed to have originated in Eurasia 30 million years ago. For most of recorded history people in many cultures have been eating dandelions and using them as medicine. Dandelions are not native to North America, but that hasn’t stopped them from growing “like weeds”. It is believed that they were brought over on the Mayflower.

In food, dandelions have many uses, including salad greens, soups, wine, syrup, jelly and dandelion tea. The root can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute or just steeped for a tea. The above ground parts the leaves and flowers, and roots can be used to make medicine.

The nutritional value of the dandelion green can not be ignored. Did you know it contains twice as much iron, four times the amount of vitamin A, and three times as much riboflavin as spinach? Dandelion greens contain 17% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin E in a 3.5 ounce serving.

Here’s an informative article written by Elizabeth Renter at “Natural Society” that discusses dandelion health benefits.

Dandelion Benefits: Wild Edibles that Heal

Dandelion is likely the most abundant and most identifiable edible flower in the country. For those people who seek to keep a lush, “weed”-less yard, dandelions are a thorn in their side. They are tough plants and though they aren’t native to the United States, they’ve certainly made themselves at home.

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Dandelion Health Benefits:
Don’t Overlook This Plant As Just A Weed! It Is a Powerful And Abundant Healing Plant

Dandelions are a powerful and abundant plant that grow almost anywhere without assistance. There are various medical conditions that can be eased or aided with dandelions. Dandelion root extracts have been reported to have various medicinal powers that include: an herbal diuretic, anti-diabetic, Anti-Cancer, gastrointestinal benefits, liver benefits, appetite stimulation, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and weight loss.

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