dandilion is a herb

Project 365 day eighty four 25/3/11 dandelions are flowers too

dandilion is a herb

My driveway has sprouted loads of weeds, in particular dandelions. So I decided to check them out and was quite impressed, I am now seeing them in anew light. The dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a herb, the greens are edible and are a rich source of vitamin A. Ingested as a medicinal tea, dandelion was most commonly used to treat liver diseases, kidney diseases, and spleen problems. Less commonly, dandelion was used to treat digestive problems and skin conditions. Although there is no scientific proof it works.

More commonly in the UK, it has been mixed with Burdock as a fermented fizzy drink since 11th century, the fizz occurs naturally, along with sarsaparilla these are my favorite fizzy drinks.

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One thought on “Project 365 day eighty four 25/3/11 dandelions are flowers too”

  1. My father found out those facts in the same way – he was surprised when I took a picture of two dandelions, because he couldn’t believe they looked like beautiful flowers.
    Great shot, I love the colors.

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