Most people call them weeds, because they take over a gorgeous a landscape of green grass. But do you know the benefits of dandelion’s? Have you ever ate one? Well needless to say I was a little skeptical until I was reading in a nutritional book about cleaning your liver. Dandelions are not a weed but a herb that has many health benefits.

The correct herbal name for this herb is Taraxacum officinale


Here are some of the benefits of Dandelions.

  • Helps Treat Jaundice
  • Helps yellowing of the skin that is caused by liver dysfunction
  • Helps with Cirrhosis
  • Helps with Hepatitis
  • Helps with Liver disease

Helps treat

  • Infections
  • Water retention
  • swelling
  • breast problems
  • gallbladder problems
  • pneumonia

Dandelion also is used for detoxifying the liver.

Dandelion is also a mild diuretic and contains several vitamins which include Vitamin A, B- Complex, Boron, Vitamin C, Calcium, Choline, Vitamin D, Iron, Magnesium,  Manganese, Potassium and Zinc.

All parts of the dandelion are edible including the root. It has been approved by the FDA and also the Council of Europe.

Dandelions are a not only good for you to eat but they taste pretty good as well. The flower of the Dandelion is sweet along with the leaves. However the longer and more mature the leaves are the more bitter they are.


There are a multitude of ways you can fix dandelion greens. the main way is to just pick it and eat it on the spot as you are out for a walk. Or you can collect them and place them on a plate or in a bowl for a salad.


You can even fry them with butter and salt them to taste.

**** Please beware that you should only eat dandelion’s if it has NOT been sprayed with ANY chemicals******

for more information go to Herb Wisdom

QUESTION OF THE DAY – Have you ever eaten a dandelion before? What was your thought on the taste?


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