Dandelion - Natural Healing in Your Backyard!
by Ellen Landauer
way they are... delightful to get free food that is better than anything you can find in
a store!

Eating lots of dandelion leaves and buds as well as other nutrient-dense foods can
help save you money on nutritional supplements. Assuming you don't use toxic
chemicals on your lawn and/or garden, you don't live next to a highway or in a highly
polluted urban area, and you aren't in close proximity to neighbors who use lawn
chemicals, you can eat your dandelion greens.

Young dandelion leaves are great in salads! They have a taste similar to chicory, and
and abundance of vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the nutrients that
dandelion leaves provide; potassium, magnesium, niacin, calcium, phosphorus,
proteins, iron, sulphur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. They are a richer
source of provitamin A (beta carotene) than carrots! Because the leaves are rich in
readily available magnesium, dandelion is a great herb for improving bone health.
Magnesium increases bone density, so dandelions may actually help to prevent bone
disorders such as osteoporosis.

For salad, thoroughly wash leaves. Dandelion leaves chopped with sheep feta
cheese, olive oil, and onion is a nice combo. As you develop a taste for it and the
season progresses, you may find yourself eating more!


About The Author

Ellen Landauer

Get an original recipe for making your own capers from dandelion buds, plus more
information on the best foods and supplements:
 Copyright 2007 - Ellen Landauer.
Dandelion helps both the liver and gall
bladder to break down fat, by
stimulating the flow of bile. This helps
prevent gallstones. Dandelion also
helps the liver with its process of
detoxification.

Dandelion benefits kidney function, as
it has diuretic properties (stimulates
the flow of urine), which makes it
beneficial for anyone suffering from a
urinary infection.

It's hard to find domesticated
vegetables with as much nutrition as
wild greens. And with food prices the
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