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How To Harvest Dandelion Roots to Eat
Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. So now is a perfect time to get harvesting.
Some call these weeds, others think that are a pest of the garden world. Before I started prepping and thinking outside of the box, I would have agreed. I will explain why these dandelions could literally save your life.
Dandelions have long and pretty thick roots that can be harvested and used in so many ways. You can eat the whole plant, flower to the root. The roots contain a great deal of nutrients, look at what exactly they contain below and check out how to make a coffee substitute from them too here.
Some Medicinal uses:
- Almost all the parts of dandelion herb found place in various traditional as well in modern medicine.
- The principle compounds in the herb have laxative and diuretic functions.
- The plant parts have been used as herbal remedy for liver and gall bladder complaints.
- The herb is also a good tonic, appetite stimulant and is a good remedy for dyspeptic complaints.
- The inside surface of the flower stems used as a smoothening agent for burns and stings (for example in stinging nettle allergy)
Get more information and great advice on how to collect, process and store dandelions below from our friends over at commonsensehome.com. I would recommend bookmarking this page, also I would highly consider trying to even plant and seed more dandelions in your yard. You can’t eat a luscious, green back yard!