Everyone seems totally focused on how annoying and invasive this particular plant can be! But I am thinking that is the wrong attitude to take. I have heard of the nutritional value of Dandelions a few times before, but recently I did a project on them for school and the results were amazing. Would you beileive me if I told you that Dandelions do all this???
"They prevent or cure liver diseases, such as hepatitis or jaundice; act as a tonic and gentle diuretic to purify your blood, cleanse your system, dissolve kidney stones, and otherwise improve gastro-intestinal health; assist in weight reduction; cleanse your skin and eliminate acne; improve your bowel function, working equally well to relieve both constipation and diarrhea; prevent or lower high blood pressure; prevent or cure anemia; lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half; eliminate or drastically reduce acid indigestion and gas buildup by cutting the heaviness of fatty foods; prevent or cure various forms of cancer; prevent or control diabetes mellitus; and, at the same time, have no negative side effects and selectively act on only what ails you." Awesome! They are also jam packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. There is Dandelion coffee, tea, wine and some people actually harvest the leaves and eat them in salads! What do you think? Would you ever eat a Dandelion?