The weeds that grow in your garden are a good source of vitamin A, B, C and D. they also have zinc, iron and potassium.
You can use them in your diet. Rather than doing everything to stop their growth, use them in your food.
– It treats liver and kidney problems
– Also treats heart burn and appendicitis.
– Every part of the weed is edible
– Good for eyes. The leaves have beta-carotene.
– The leaves have vitamin K. Good for bones and cognitive functioning.
– Its tea can kill leukemia cells.
– It has diuretic properties. Helps eliminate waste from kidneys.
– Have anti-oxidants. Fights cancer, aging and oxidative stress.
– Manage cholesterol
– Boosts immunity. Fights infections.
– Stimulates appetite and helps with digestion.
24 uses of dandelion:
Kitchen: they are so nutritious. They can be eaten.
Sautéed Greens and Garlic: either blanch them in boiling water for a few seconds or sauté them with greens and garlic to remove the bitter and acid taste. Use them.
Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto: use them in your sandwich, pasta or veggie dip. Use it along with lemon juice, toasted pumpkin seeds and parmesan for the taste.
Tempura Blossoms: fried flowers in a seasoned batter can be a good snack. The bitter greens have been removed. So a mild tasting product is eaten.
Herbal Vinegar: infuse this flower s in apple cider vinegar and store for upto a year. Use it as a dressing on soups, salads or stews.
Vegetarian Risotto: cook the flowers along with onions, stock, yogurt, wine and parmesan. Have it as a risotto.
Kimchi: make kimchi with dandelion greens instead of cabbage. Ferment it with herbs, soy sauce, green onions and spices.
Savory Muffins: make muffins to have it with your tea or soups. Dandelion petals are used along with wheat flour, honey and oatmeal.
Petal Sorbet: dandelion blossoms, honey, sugar and lemon juice can make the perfect iced treat.
Jelly: make a jelly and use it on top of your toasts or trumpets. Store it for up to 2 weeks.
Pancake and Waffle Syrup: make pancake syrup with lemon, honey and dandelions. It is amazing.
Dandelion Blossom Cake: a lovely cake can be made with petals, dandelion syrup, walnuts, cinnamon, coconut and crushed pineapple.
Cookies: make cookies with lemon, honey, oats and dandelions.
Dandelion Root Coffee: make coffee with its roots for a wonderful feeling. Roast it to get a earthy flavor.
Iced Lime and Dandelion Tea: blend its flowers with stevia, red raspberry leaves, lime juice and a sweetener to make a refreshing tea.
Wine: ferment the flowers with water, raisins and lemon zest for a few months to make a perfect wine.
Danish Schnapps: you can make fresh and aromatic schnapps or dry and spicy drink with brewed roots. Serve with roast meat or have it on its own.
For Health and Beauty: reduces pain and inflammation. Treats skin problems.
Pain Relieving Oil: infuse its flowers in any base oil for two weeks. Strain and use it on the areas of pain. It reduces joint and muscle pain easily. Store in a fridge.
Pain Relieving Salve: convert the oil into a balm by blending it with beeswax. Blend in a boiler and cool before using. It is portable too.
Lotion Bars: make a bar with dandelion oil, shea butter, and beeswax and lavender oil. Use it on tough cracked and sore parts of your skin many times a day. It relieves pain, soreness and inflammation.
Remove warts: the white sticky resin that comes out of its roots, stem and leaves is a magic weapon against warps. Apply it on the affected area.
In the Home and Garden: it can supply nutrients to your garden and color to it as well.
Floating Table Centerpiece: using some wood and nails, create a box in which dandelions can be displayed that looks like it is floating.
Natural Yellow Dye: use its heads to make natural color dyes. Use it on any garment.
Fertilizer: make a fertilizer from it and spray on your plants. It is a wonderful fertilizer as it is rich in nutrients.
Feed Your Goats: it is a good, healthy diet for your goats. They have a lot of nutrients in them.
Save some for the Bees: the bees eat them as their first food of the season. Leave some in your garden for the bees.
Source: The Hearty Soul