The Pest or blessing, most people have dandelion growing in there garden and think of it as a weed. Our thinking on this is a plague, but in reality if this is growing in the fields or gardens , their should be an understanding, that what you have is something that will nourish you, cleanse you, heal you and nurture the garden as well. It has sugar regulating substances, (inulin) it also has, minerals especially potassium, it has a food nutrient effect and you can also make a coffee
like substance that if you have a aversion to caffeine, you can use this in it’s stead. it can have a stimulating effect as well but not like a jittery type it is more supportive . It is easy to harvest, and can be had at anytime throughout the year. So the next time you see a dandelion don’t try to kill it with a weed killer or a herbicide, but rather look at it as a food source that can assist you in your well being, it can have
a healing effect, a preventative effect, can be used as a tea or a salad or in soups.
All in all it is NON GMO and NON GE and their will be no known additive to it and you might start seeing vision being better , bowl movements returning, liver maintaining health, kidneys staying strong, clear skin, and a host of other health benefits. It has been used as well to heal breast cancer. after a harvest or even during the tilling of the soil you can add the churned plant and the dried out plant
as a covering and it will act as a blanket during winter to release health bacteria and fungus to restore the earths mineral content back into the soil. So as you can see it has a multi use for everything.
What Dandelion is USED for
The roasted roots are largely used to form Dandelion Coffee, being first thoroughly cleaned, then dried by artificial heat, and slightly roasted till they are the tint of coffee, when they are ground ready for use. The roots are taken up in the autumn, being then most fitted for this purpose The prepared powder is said to be almost indistinguishable from real coffee, and is claimed to be an improvement to inferior coffee, which is often an adulterated product. Of late years, Dandelion Coffee has come more into use in this country, being obtainable at most vegetarian restaurants and stores. Formerly it used occasionally to be given for medicinal purposes, generally mixed with true coffee to give it a better flavour. The ground root was sometimes mixed with chocolate for a similar purpose. Dandelion Coffee is a natural beverage without any of the injurious effects that ordinary tea and coffee have on the nerves and digestive
organs. It exercises a stimulating influence over the whole system, helping the liver and kidneys to do their work and keeping the bowels in a healthy condition, so that it offers great advantages to dyspeptics and does not cause wakefulness. ✵In the hepatic complaints of persons long resident in warm climates, Dandelion is said to afford very marked relief. A broth of Dandelion roots, sliced and stewed in boiling water with some leaves of Sorrel and the yolk of an egg, taken daily for some months, has been known to cure seemingly intractable cases of chronic liver congestion.
✵Dandelion combined with other active remedies has been used in cases of dropsy ( edema) and for induration( a hardening of an area of the body ) of the liver, and also on the Continent for phthisis ( Tuberculosis)and some cutaneous diseases ( skin disorders) . A decoction of 2 OZ. of the herb or root in 1 quart of water, boiled down to a pint, is taken in doses of one wineglassful every three hours for scurvy, scrofula, eczema and all eruptions on the surface of the body.
Some early remedies for some situations from the past
Infuse 1 OZ. of Dandelion in a pint of boiling water for 10 minutes; decant, sweeten with honey, and drink several glasses in the course of the day. The use of this tea is efficacious in bilious affections, and is also much approved of in the treatment of dropsy. Or take 2 OZ. of freshly-sliced Dandelion root, and boil in 2 pints of water until it comes to 1 pint; then add 1 OZ. of compound tincture of Horseradish. Dose, from 2 to 4 OZ. Use in a sluggish state of the liver.
Or 1 OZ. Dandelion root, 1 OZ. Black Horehound herb, 1/2 OZ. Sweet Flag root,
1/4 OZ. Mountain Flax. Simmer the whole in 3 pints of water down to 1 1/2 pint,
strain and take a wineglassful after meals for biliousness and dizziness.
—For Gall Stones—
1 OZ. Dandelion root, 1 OZ. Parsley root, 1 OZ. Balm herb, 1/2 OZ. Ginger root,
1/2 OZ. Liquorice root. Place in 2 quarts of water and gently simmer down to 1
quart, strain and take a wineglassful every two hours.
For a young child suffering from jaundice: 1 OZ. Dandelion root, 1/2 oz. Ginger root, 1/2 oz. Caraway seed, 1/2 oz. Cinnamon bark, 1/4 oz. Senna leaves. Gently boil in 3 pints of water down to 1 1/2 pint, strain, dissolve 1/2 lb. sugar in hot liquid, bring to a boil again, skim all impurities that come to the surface when clear, put on one side to cool, and give frequently in teaspoonful doses.
—A Liver and Kidney Mixture—
1 OZ. Broom tops, 1/2 oz. Juniper berries, 1/2 oz. Dandelion root, 1 1/2 pint water.
Boil in gredients for 10 minutes, then strain and adda small quantity of cayenne.
Dose, 1 tablespoonful, three times a day.
—A Medicine for Piles—
1 OZ. Long-leaved Plantain, 1 OZ. Dandelion root, 1/2 oz. Polypody root, 1 OZ.
Shepherd’s Purse. Add 3 pints of water, boil down to half the quantity, strain, and add 1 OZ. of tincture of Rhubarb. Dose, a wineglassful three times a day. Celandine ointment to be applied at same time.
In Derbyshire, the juice of the stalk is applied to remove warts.