Weed or Ally?
You ever look at a Dandelion and think of all the benefits you could reap from it? I bet not. As a society we've been conditioned to think of dandelions as a weed, pests in our yards. We wage war with the dandelions trying to rid our yards of them. But did you know the the dandelion is full of vitamins and minerals as well as a great source of calcium? A true ally in my opinion.
When I look at a dandelion, I see purpose. I see medicine and beauty. Those of you at war with the dandelion.... may I ask who's winning?
That's what's so awesome about the dandelion. It's tenacity is really something to be admired. No matter how much pesticides are sprayed on them, they just keep coming back. Better than before. So what does this tell us about the dandelion? It's something that we need. The dandelion grows just about anywhere, no matter the conditions. The entire plant can be used for its medicinal uses and food? The roots can be used to purify blood and the liver and helps with the digestive system. The leaves are great for bladder and kidney issues and also a great source of iron, calcium and many other vitamins and minerals. We also can use dandelion leaves in a salad. The yellow flower tops may also be eaten; sautee them up like mushrooms. Yum!
So the next time you see a Dandelion, maybe admire it instead of destroy it. They are here for a purpose, which you can benefit from.
These statements are not evaluated by the FDA and is for educational purposes only.