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The Dandelion is the epitome of how good Mother Nature is to us. Right here, on this earth, within our reach, is not only wholesome tasteful goodness, but also the cure for many conditions.

As a child my mother would have us kids go in the backyard and pick dandelions by the handfuls. She’d rinse and cook them for dinner. We never questioned it or anything, if mom cooked it, we ate it. At least I did. Sometimes you truly don’t have to look further than your own back yard!

But little did we know just how good the dandelion is for a person! It is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Those are like the top of the list vitamins! Amazing! Zinc is crucial to a libido, so for any woman going through perimenopause…load up! Not to mention that dandelion leaves can also be enjoyed in salads & sandwiches.

The root is mainly used for liver and gallbladder problems. It has been said that the Native Americans boiled dandelion in water and used it to treat upset stomach, skin problems (dry, itchy, red & blotchy), kidney disease, heartburn, and  swelling. The Europeans have used it for eye problems, boils, fever, diabetes, and even diarrhea. The list of benefits goes on and on. The leaves are also used as a diuretic. Boil some fresh, organic leaves in water, and drink it like a tea! Reap the wondrous healing attributes!

I don’t see many dandelions here where I live (it took Lee over a half hour just to find the one I used for this blog!), if there were, I’d surely be picking them; they’d go straight from the earth to my kitchen, and then into my body! There’s even dandelion wine! Who would have thought?

I found this tea at Whole Foods, it’s really good.

The ME-gan Lifestyle…it’s all about reaching out for better health and happiness!

Have a healthy and happy Sunday!

Mary

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