God Made Dandelions, Man Made Weed-ex…who do you trust?

photo by Uwe Hermann

http://www.hermann-uwe.de/photoblog/dandelion-2

Dandelions. We try desperately to get them out of our lawns because they don’t “look” good. By whose standards? Are they really just annoying weeds?

Scientifically, they are beautiful. They contain Vitamins A, B complex, C, D, zinc, and potassium.

Traditionally, dandelion roots and leaves were used to treat liver and gallbladder problems.

In Chinese Medicine, dandelion tea has been used to improve digestion, and help the body get the full use of the food eaten for fuel.

Dandelion root is also a diuretic, which helps get rid of excess “water weight.” It helps rid the body of toxins. It’s a blood purifier. Studies have shown it can help lower cholesterol.

Dandelion leaves are used in salads by people who appreciate their value.

There are also studies that dandelion root has been shown to prevent and treat some cancers.

A cancer treatment that grows wild in your front yard? What will the neighbors think?

As for me and my house, we will not put harmful chemicals into our lawn to kill the dandelions!

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