The value of the Dandelion, commonly thought of only as a weed, is in reality a herb. Dandelions are a natural detoxifier making them great to stimulate the digestive system, helping to eliminate kidney stones because of its high levels of iron. Dandelions clean the blood and protect the liver from the effects of alcohol or alcoholism.
Dandelions are a bee's first food source in the spring. So please do not pick or spray this highly valued herb. Dandelions pull nutrients such as calcium deep down from the soil making it available to other plants. Dandelions are a fertilizer for our grass.
- Dandelions increase hydration and collagen in the skin reducing skin blemishes and wrinkles.
- Promotes healthy eyes and glowing skin.
- Dandelions are a good source of antioxidants helping to reduce inflammation and toxins in the body.
- Dandelions also help to alleviate Gout and cirrhosis of the liver.
Dandelion Lime Iced-Tea (Alkaline)
- 1 Qt. Fresh Picked Dandelion Flowers
- 1 C. Boiling Water
- 2-3 Tbsp of Agave syrup
- 3 Qt Cold Spring Water
- 3-4 Key Limes (Squeezed)
- Dandelion Flowers'
- Ice (Optional: Dandelion Ice Cubes-place clean fluffs in ice cube tray fill with spring water and freeze. We always recommend using natural spring water from a clean spring)
First remove stems and leaves from Dandelions, keeping the yellow flower fluffs, save the rest of the herb to top off your salads. To clean dandelions add a pinch of Himalayan salt to a beautiful ceramic or glass bowl of your choice, soak fluffs in spring water and drain. add steep in the boiled water for 5-10 minutes. Set aside flowers and keep the hot liquid. Add the Agave (to taste) stirring till dissolved. Add plain ice cubes to the hot mixture to bring the temperature down. Add cold Spring Water and fresh Key Lime juice (to taste). Pour and serve over ice or for a luncheon or brunch or just to add a special touch pour over dandelion ice cubes.
*For a healthy coffee substitute, a boost of energy or to have a great healthy start to your day make as a warm tea. Note: Try using bamboo or wooden chopsticks to stir your tea. Enjoy
Fond and grateful memories of me and my grandmother as a young child picking Dandelions together in our back yard to make homemade Dandelion soup.
Dandelion days gone the haze as the sunbeams touch the earth below. After showers golden flowers sprinkle grass with dots aglow. Dandelion fluff, flowers of puff tempt the child in us to blow. Send on wings, fragile things traveling with the wind they go.
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