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.