More Real Food From My Garden Weeds are food too. Green leafy things we call weeds like pig weed, dandelion leaves, chick weed, nettles, lambs quarters and so many more. Click on any of these weed links to read our adventures.
Chickens like this weed so much which is why it is called chickweed! Read the rest of this entry »
- Find dandelions which should be easy. The best plants are at least two years old because big roots are the best. Autumn is a good time to harvest as they have been storing nutrition in the roots all summer.
- Dig up dandelion roots using a narrow trowel or you can use a shovel to loosen the roots. If there is not enough in your lawn, go to a country place where weed killers are not used. Best not to go to city parks as they often do use weed killers.
- Soak the roots in water to loosen the soil. Read the rest of this entry »
You can easily make a dandelion with dried leaves from the plants which are full of nutrition.
Dried dandelion greens
- Boil water.
- Add 2 Tbsp dried dandelion leaves per cup of boiled water.
- Cover and it steep for 10 minutes.
- Add 1 Tbsp. of lemon water and honey to taste.
- Enjoy your cup of tea.
In the west we consider Dandelions to be weeds, but in many societies this beautiful flower is considered an important medicinal herbs. It also tastes great!
The following list of benefits is only for the yellow flowers. The root and the leaves have even stronger properties and are more fully researched.
Possible Health Benefits:
1. Source of anti-oxidants.
2. Relieve pain from headaches, backaches, and menstrual craps Read the rest of this entry »