Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ahh, the humble Dandelion

I am a huge fan of the dandelion, as everyone knows.  The leaves are a bitter green, full of has more Vitamin A than a carrot.  The roots can be used as a coffee substitute.  It tonifies the blood and the liver and for all of us over-drinkers out there...well, 'nuf said.  The blossoms are beautiful and yellow and the harbinger of warmer days coming.  The blossoms are the first real food for the honeybee in spring.  And you can make a wine out of them.  What a beautiful and humble weed.  And for those of you concerned for the well being of the honeybee, the best thing you can do for them is to STOP trying to kill off your humble dandelions! if that wasn't enough.  There is now evidence that the dandelion is a tumor reducing herb...especially helpful against breast cancer.

Now, really, what's not to love about the humble dandelion?

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