Aunt Bett said: "There's two things you'll need, food and medicine. You've got both right here. Let 'em grow." She pointed to the dandelion.
*Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are full of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin B complex, plus zinc, iron and potassium.
*Dandelion is also recommended as a liver tonic or a mild laxative, and dandelions have a long history of being used for their diuretic properties.
*There is no part of the dandelion - leaves, blooms, stalks and roots - that can't be used as food.
*Dandelions were brought to the United States from Europe because of their edible and medicinal properties.
*Dandelions grow in every state of the United States as well as other countries (mostly without threat of ever being endangered!)
* Use the white juice in the flower stems as glue.
Favorite dandelion recipe ideas:
* Young greens are a salad delicacy.
* Dandelion blooms can be dipped in an egg/flour/milk batter and quickly deep fried in olive oil. They have a flavor similar to batter fried mushrooms.
* Dandelion wine.
Dandelions: Let 'em grow.
* Before gathering greens, be sure they have not been treated with herbicides.
*Weeds are nature's way of preventing erosion.
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