Dandelion discovery

I couldn’t believe that dandelions were actually “Good ” People spend a lot of money & time on getting rid of theses beautiful “weeds”.

A dandelion with a bee

My earliest memories of Dandelions were of course when they went to seed & you could blow on them & the little white ball would float in the air for a moment and scatter in the wind, This white puff contains the seeds.

I will list the top 5 benefits of Dandelion’s

#1 They have anti inflammatory properties. That’s what makes Dandelion’s such a great choice for a salve, rubbing this on your hands or any body parts needing help to reduce inflammation, therefore helping to relieve pain. Can be very benificial to those suffering from arthritis. Inflammation can lead to many serious diseases, so reducing inflammation should be high on our priority list.

#2 Dandelion’s have high source if vitamins, A, C, K & E making these dandelion’s benificial topically & orally. Really good on your skin. Including minerals, Iron, calcium, magnesium. & Potasium. These make Dandelion’s useful in many applications, including “Amazing Salve”

#3 Dandelion’s help rid your liver of toxins . Just wash the little yellow flower & eat 1 or two a day. You can also drink Dandelion tea. Research has been done on mice & the results were amazing . Mice that had been given high doses of toxins, had bounced back due to Dandelion’s.

#4 Dandelion’s have been used medically to treat high triglycerides, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. There are several ways to introduce dandelions into our diet, one form is drinking dandelion tea.

Always check with your doctor before adding anything medically to your routine.

#5 Dandelion’s contain potent antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that help prevent free radicals. Too many free radicals speeds up aging. Dandelion’s also are rich in beto- carotene that works really well to prevent signs of aging. Using a blend with dandelion and coconut oil is a great way to moisturize your skin while adding natural benefits.

“Thanks for reading! Have a blessed day.”

Young dandelion

This is a picture of a young dandelion, you can tell by the leaves, they are small and few, as the years go by the leaves get larger and the rosette gets fuller.

Right now is a great time to harvest. Don’t forget to pick only dandelions that have not been sprayed with chemicals.

Next get ready to clean & dry the dandelions. Their are many many uses for dandelion oil, one being “amazing salve.” Check out the post and recipe listed in my blog.

Before Find n Beauty

I had Cancer when I was in my early 20’s. For me the effects we’re devastating and life changing!

I didn’t have to endure any Chemo or Radiation but I did have a partial hysterectomy. That kept me from having any more children. (I started having children at a very young age.) Thanks to God because I don’t know how I would have delt with not ever becoming a mother, However for me it was devastating just knowing the choice was taken from me.

Then almost to the day two years later I had another form of Cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy. That threw me into a change of life, with hot flashes and total upset to my mind and body, some would say I became crazed!

Then in my 50’s I was getting ready for a doctor’s appointment and while I was in the shower I felt a lump in my breast, so I mentioned it to my doctor. That day lead to a series of days filled with fear.

I had a mammogram followed by a procedure. The nurse practitioner was supposed to take a piece of that lump for testing, Well it started out that way but then the nurse called in another then the attending physician. For me it was a confirmation, but the actual confirmation came a couple days later, & within days I had surgery & had both breast removed. That was 4 years ago.

Let me back up to the evening I got confirmation. I had always feared number three, I guess I associated with “Strike three your out”… I prayed and asked God to take control because I couldn’t do it on my own, then I heard a voice saying “They are going to take both breast but it’s going to be alright” that simple but it put me at such ease. I had the surgery and as God had assured me everything turned out alright. FindnBeauty in everything!

I will publish ways to keep our bodies healthy and therefore warding off Cancer. There are so many beliefs but what most have in common make sense, eat natural foods, avoid chemicals, exercise mind and body, but really important to get adequate sleep and give Thanks to your higher power.