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What Dandelions are Good For?
May 06, 2019

Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions
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Vol. 8 #90 May 6, 2019

Taking Care of Ourselves - What Dandelions are Good For?
My Current Health Crisis
Survey Results: Were Disappointing
Contact & Policies

What Dandelions are Good For?

You may delight in the sunny faces of dandelion flowers, or you have learned to despise dandelions and you work hard at rooting them OUT of your property. In both cases you may be ignorant of the therapeutic uses of dandelions. Did you know that you can uses them to treat your allergies, lower your cholesterol levels, or stimulate the production of bile in your gall bladder and detoxify your liver?

Yes, for real! The best time to harvest them is when they first spring up in April. Even then, be sure they not in a polluted area, and that they are away from the roadways, or in town. Meaning, look for them in open country places. Gather them for food or for medicinal remedies.

For instance, you can add the flowers to your potato/egg salad. The stems can relieve your stomach issues, stimulate the gallbladder to do its work, purify your blood, and regulate your whole metabolism.

Oh, and you can squeeze the milk out of the stems and put on your warts to make them go away.

I had some Chinese neighbours once, and the old granny gathered the dandelions for food. She didn't speak a word of English, so I don't know if she also did as some cultures do, which is to make a dandelion syrup. This can purify the blood, relieve a cough, and improve digestion. (Oh, if only I'd had some on hand a couple of weeks ago when I had a bad cough!)

Dandelions also have a diuretic property, which is good for pregnant and menopausal women to know when you get fluid buildup.

Here's a Dandelion Syrup Recipe

Pick about 400 yellow dandelion flowers
Pour 3 litres (quarts) of water over them.
Cut 4 oranges and 4 lemons into slices and add to the mixture.
Let that mix sit for 24 hours.

The next day strain the mixture and put the liquid portion into a pot.
add 2 cups of sugar
Cook for about 30 minutes.
(Remember, with sugar in there you better keep stirring it).

Once the mix boils and thickens, remove from heat.
Pour your syrup into sterilized jars and seal.
Put the jars in a cool, dry place.

Get a jar out and use by the spoonful as soon as someone in your household has a cold, cough or bronchitis.

The Dandelion Root

Don't discard the root! That has cancer-fighting properties.

Scrub the roots like you would carrots or parsnips, then peel and cut up into chunks.
Spread them out on wax paper to air-dry until they are brittle (a couple of weeks, usually).
Once they reach that brittle stage, put them into a jar and store in a dark, cool place.

What are the dandelion roots good for? I have not tried this, but I understand they can clean our kidneys, liver, lymph and gallbladder. So try it for gallstones, constipation, hepatitis, acne, edema and rheumatism. Possibly for cysts, tumors, and cancer.

Make a Dandelion Tea

To benefit from the plant you need to make a dandelion tea with both the fresh plant parts, and the roots.,

Pick fresh dandelion leaves, wash, dry and mince them well. Add half a teaspoon to a glass of water for a refreshing cold dandelion tea. (Store the rest in a jar, perhaps in the freezer, for future use).

For a more powerful Dandelion Tea:
mix about 60 gram of fresh, minced leaves
with 30 grams of dried dandelion
Put this mixture in a saucepan with about 2 1/2 ounces water and a pinch of salt.
Bring to a boil, then cover the pan, and simmer for another 20 minutes.

Strain the liquid and drink about 3 cups of this tea a day, until you notice some results in your health issues.

I would be so pleased if you would report your experiences, and whether you found the Dandelion Tea cleared up any health problems you had.

My Current Health Crisis

Right now I'm wishing I had some dandelions at hand.

My brother Tom passed away on April 12th, and as Executor of his will, I found myself facing the challenge of emptying his apartment and turning the keys over to management by a deadline. I caught a deep dry bronchial cough from my friend who was helping me. Then, last weekend I also sprained my back and cracked some ribs while lifting some packed boxes for storage. By God's grace, my other brother, Ernie, arrived from Winnipeg, last week Sunday. He picked me up from Emergency and took me home. Ernie finished the packing while I sat in Tom's rocker and supervised - despite my pain.

We even had a successful three-day sale in the apartment, and I survived all that! We left it on Saturday, spanking clean.

But now I'm focusing on getting well!

Survey Results: Were Disappointing

No one, really, NO ONE, replied to my survey question last month! It is quite disappointing. But maybe it is just as well. I don't need the extra work today. I'll have to think about it some more and make my own decision before too long.

But that means you still have time to send me your input if you have an opinion about the choice of having this ezine show up as a private page on my website, and thus have room for graphics, etc.

Contact & Policies - Constant

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