Pretty dandelions are overcoming their “weedy” reputation. The leaves, roots, and flowers are full of good stuff on top of being delicious, and can be used in many ways, both as food and medicine. Here are 15 ways, from a coffee substitute to a healing tincture, to use these nutritious and health-promoting plants.
Put your weeds to good use by making dandelion tea fertilizer. It’s surprisingly easy to do; all you need is a container, dandelions, and water. It naturally ferments over time with little effort or time on your part. Not only does it cost next to nothing, it’s also a great option for organic gardeners! Read more.
You may think of dandelions as invasive weeds, but did you know that the greens, flowers, and roots are edible? Delicious and nutritious, leaves can be added to salads, flowers made into a tea, and the roots can be used as a coffee substitute. Learn how to cultivate and harvest dandelions in this guide. Read more now.