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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Dandy Dandelion

For some reason, the "decision makers" of long ago decided that those cute little yellow "flowers" that pop up all over our yards and our children gave us as bouquets (unless you nuke them with some herbal or chemical concoction) are bad and ugly and really shouldn't be there AT all.

I don't know who it was, but it seems like so many of those "decision makers" are people who do not know, nor care to know the benefits of God's creation. You know, kind of like those people who move to the country because they want to get away from the crowded city and then complain that the country is too . . . rural. :-/
Dandelions are really an incredible creation. They are one of the best over-all tonic herbs, especially for women from puberty through menopause. They are considered one of the most effective digestive bitters, as they help with all digestive ailments and can be taken daily to restore good health, rejuvenate and maintain all-around good health. All parts of the dandelion can be used as either a capsule, tea or tincture.
Dandelion is considered by many as the safest and most effective diuretic; cleansing and restoring (cools) the liver, urinary tract (a great urinary tract infection zapper!), relieves constipation.

It is great for vascular issues, too; vein health, releaves vascular and stress headaches.

Used as a tea or tincture, dandelion is very well known to fight infections, rashes and herpes (including "fever blisters") by drinking several cups per day either as a tea or 2 dropper-fulls of tincture in a glass of cold water. Suffering from a cold or sinus infection? Add some of the herb or a dropper-full of  tincture to your chicken noodle soup.
Every woman can benefit from dandelion at all phases of life. Dandelion strengthens this entire female reproductive system; it is so rich in vitamins and minerals and it restores over-all balance, especially if your menses are not regular. It delivers some of the highest quality calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamins A and C into your system. It also helps to maintain proper potassium levels. The calcium it supplies is especially important to menopausal women to prevent calcium loss and bone problems. And as a bonus, it helps with hot flashes.

Those little yellow "flowers" in our yards start looking prettier and prettier all the time.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. I ALWAYS learn so much from your posts, Kim, whether it be DIY projects, herbal tips, and I especially enjoy the Word Filled Wednesday posts! This post is no exception! I had no idea that the dandelion was so valuable. My grandma used to fix dandelion greens every spring...I'm wondering if she did it for the "cleansing" effect? Or if she just did it because my daddy loved them so much? Thanks for the info.

  2. I have a whole different attitude toward dandelions after reading this one. I think I will try this one. I always love your alternative medicine posts.
    Blessings for this one!


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