Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis) is the most dreaded weed of many homeowners. They pull, they spray, and to their dismay, they come back.
Here are some great reasons to grow them, not mow them.
Dandelion leafÂ is considered an herbal diuretic. A diuretic helps to eliminate excess water from the body. Dandelion can be useful for weight loss, but one must be careful not to take to much as it can deplete potassium levels in the body.
The young leaves can be eaten raw in spring salads. Years ago, many people used the leaves to detox after the long winter of meat and potatoes.Â The flowers can be dredged in corn or other flour and fried up as a fritter. The sap from the stem is used to treat common warts.
The root is filled with loads of essential vitamins for the body. Dandelion root is considered an herbal bitter, and is therefore used as a liver tonic.Â The root is one of the most detoxifying herbs and works principally on the liver and gallbladder to promote removal of waste products.
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Dandelion Flower Head Gone To Seed