To some, dandelions are simply an annoying yellow weed, to others, they are glorious herbs with numerous beneficial properties. If you aren’t really sure what dandelions have to offer, then you might enjoy checking out some of these sites and learning a bit more about these amazing plants.
Health Benefits – Raw Vegan
From digestion to inflammation, dandelions have you covered.
Dandelion Salad – Food Facts
Besides having a great recipe for salad and salad dressing, this link will also take you to a few interesting facts about dandelions.
Side Effects – WebMD
As with most things in life, even dandelions are best when consumed in moderate amounts. It’s always a good idea to check out what certain side effects might be or if there are any interactions to watch out for, between dandelions and other medication or supplements you’re taking.
Nutrition Facts – Nutrition and You
This site provides the percentages of vitamins and minerals found in dandelions, as well as explaining the properties found in each part of the plant.
10 Ways to Use Dandelion Greens – The Kitchn
Recipes for pesto, linguine, wilted greens, a breakfast sandwich, and much more…all including dandelions! Of course, there are other ingredients in these dishes as well, to make them not only good for you, but tasty too.
3 Ways to Make Tea – Om Girls Guide
You can use the flowers, leaves, or roots of dandelion plants to make tea. This site will give you tips on how to brew each type of tea.
Benefits of Dandelion Tea – Dandelion Tea
After reading all of these benefits, it made me want to send a box of dandelion tea out to everyone I know. I think many of my friends would greatly improve their health with a cup of this each day.
Dandelion Root Coffee – Elana’s Pantry
My mom has used chicory root in her coffee by years and won’t drink it any other way. The detoxing properties of dandelion roots, and similar properties found in chicory, make this root coffee combo a Winner, in my book!
What’s your favorite use for dandelions? Or, which use mentioned above sounds like one you’d try?