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Dandelions are enjoying their true place in the world as a beneficial, restorative plant. Often used to make wine, dandelion leaves can also be eaten, but it's the roots that are now widely known as a coffee substutute. (Don't be fooled - it tastes nothing like coffee.)
A pretty plant with a yellow flower that makes way to a ball of delicate plumed seeds that are blown off by the slightest breeze. Children love to tell the time by counting the number of blows required to blow off all the seeds.
Category: Herb
In Season:
To Buy:
Buy dandelion root whole or ground from health food stores. An instant dandelion drink is also available from health food stores.
To Store:
Store in the pantry in a sealed container.
Tips & Tricks:
Make a soy dandy in an expresso machine using ground dandelion and warm soy milk. (Use less dandelion than you would coffee - it's very bitter.)
Cooking Tips:
If you do stumble on some in a field add some leaves to your sandwich, or boil them up like a vegetable.

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Aches & Pains
Digestive Disorders
Circulatory Disorders
Fluid Retention
Liver Sluggish
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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