Monday, May 6, 2013

The MIGHTY Dandelion Day 1

It's that time again...Dandelion season!

What?!?! You mean to tell me Dandelions are more then just an annoying weed? Yes, yes they are an AWESOME herb! I am so glad God made this "weed" persistent! 

I am devoting a week to this MIGHTY herb. Though I could certainly spend more time talking about it and sharing all it's wonderful uses.

What I want to cover:

~Ways to preserve
~Blog/video demos and instructions on varies ways to use them.
     -Dandelion Oil
     -Dandelion Wine
     -Dandelion Jam
     -Cooking with them

Here is what some herbal books had to say:

The How to Herb Book:

  • One of the best blood purifiers and builders available.
  • High in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium.
  • Contains all the nutritive salts for the blood. Dandelion restores and balances the blood so anemia that is caused by deficiencies of these blood salts disappears.
  • Overweight people when losing weight can become over acidic. These acids in the blood are destroyed by dandelion.
  • One of the best liver cleansers. It increases the activity of the liver and the flow of bile into the intestines.
  • Increases activity of the pancreas and the spleen.
  • Good for the female organs.
  • Helps open urinary passages.
Has been used in the following:
  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Anemia
  • Appetite
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Blood purifier
  • Eczema
  • Liver cleanser
  • Yellow jaundice
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weight loss

  • Practical Herbalism:

    Dandelion is commonly thought to be one of the “bitter herbs” recommended in the Bible. Its young leaves have been gathered and eaten as a pot herb or as an addition to salads for centuries.
    It has been used to aid digestion, relieve liver distress, and to treat all manner of ills from dropsy, jaundice, and kidney stones to warts and psoriasis. Culpeper states, “It is of an opening and cleansing quality, and therefore, very effectual for the obstructions of the liver, glass, and spleen. It opens the passages of the urine, both in young and old, powerfully cleanses, and doth afterwards heal them.”
    Dandelion is an extremely effective diuretic, but without the common side effect of mineral depletion prevalent with diuretic drugs.
    Dandelion is rich in many nutrients, particularly in bio-available minerals.
    It enriches breast milk in nursing mothers, benefiting both mother and child.
    The plant helps control blood pressure by reducing excess fluids in the body as well as by the presence of mannitol, a substance commonly prescribed in Europe for hypertension.

    Nutritional Herbology:

    Contains bitter compounds that enhance the efficiency of the body’s eliminative and detoxifying functions. These compounds help restore normal liver function, increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, particularly bile, increase the flow of urine and have a laxative effect. Dandelion is an excellent herbal source of sodium, iron and vitamin A.

    Isn't the benefits of the Dandelion amazing?!

    For His Glory,

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