3 delicious Dandelion tea recipes that will make you take a second appreciative look at the once thought nuisance weed. Dandelions are actually a very useful wild food resource that can make hundreds of edible food dishes and beverages.
IDENTIFICATION: – (click here, if you are unsure)
Within the aster family
Leaves can grow up to a foot long
Deeply indented leaves (like large saw teeth)
The bright yellow flower is made of hundreds of small straight florets that resemble a power puff
There are no poisonous look alikes, but some similar ones can be bitter and not tasty
Most parts of the Dandelion is edible – flowers, roots and leaves.
Dandelion tea increases urine production and can act as a laxative to increase bowel movements.
If you are allergic to Ragweed, Dandelion tea could cause allergic reactions if drank. People who are allergic to ragweed or related plants (daisies, chrysanthemums, marigolds) are likely to be allergic to dandelion.
Dandelion might decrease how much antibiotic the body absorbs. Taking dandelion along with antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of some antibiotics. Those antibiotics are ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Chibroxin, Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and grepafloxacin (Raxar).
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