(This is a picture from the past. There are no dandelions blooming here yet!)
The medicinal value of dandelion leaf and root is truly remarkable. In the spring while I am gardening, anytime I come across a dandelion that's in the wrong place, it gets dug up and becomes tea for the day. It is diuretic, extremely high in potassium, and very good for digestion (it's bitterness gets the gallbladder contracting).
|These two dandelions on the edge of the garden became todays tea.|
|The roots get washed, quartered, and then chopped very fine.|