What is a Weed?

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What is a weed?"  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."

Dandelion's virtues have been recorded all through history, going back for 1,000 years. The Chinese have used dandelion since ancient times. It was used to treat colds, pneumonia, hepatitis, boils, dental problems, and skin problems

Tenth-century Arab doctors noticed dandelion increases urine production, which made it useful in treating congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and pneumonia. 

Today, dandelion is used to help with PMS. Dandelion can reduce water retention which in turn reduces the crabbiness and anxiety that goes along with PMS.  It is a simple, natural remedy for PMS that does work. 

The flower tops make a beautiful sweet wine.  The Dandelion greens add great nutrition to your salads and the root that is roasted makes a great coffee substitute. 

Dandelions also offer the first food for the winter hungry bees, so don't kill them.

 

Dandelion leaf

Dandelion Root 

Dandelion Root Capsules

Roasted Dandelion Root 

 

dandelion and bees at www.glenbrookfarm.com

 

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