Anyone else ever think that dandelions were daisies when they were little? Anyone else ever get a super excited when the field behind your school was covered in them at recess? I noticed the dandelions around the path on my way into work today. It's freaking cold at the moment here and it was the first time I noticed that dandelions fold themselves up like other flowers. Not sure I ever noticed that before. Usually, you see the yellow flowers one day and the next white puff balls (only the second best thing to a field full of the smiling weeds).
Did you know: (from; Organic Facts)
The health benefits of dandelion include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and is a benefit to weight loss programs. These and other health benefits are currently being studied for complete validation by a number of international institutions.
Despite the health benefits of dandelions, they are traditionally more popular as ornamental flowering plants than as medicine, because the flowers of dandelions look brilliant and are frequently seen in gardens and parks. There are many varieties of dandelion, but the common dandelion is scientifically known asTaraxacum Officinale. In terms of history, the plant is believed to have evolved about 30 million years ago in Eurasia.
Dandelion, which literally translates into “lion’s tooth” in French, is rich in vitamin-A, C, iron and calcium and detoxifiers which explains its common inclusion in medicines
That's one feisty little weed, almost literally old as dirt and is actually good for you. And to think, i sat down to start this blog about Dust, Debris, and Defiance........and decided to not throw my problems on the screen. Dandelions. I actually feel better now.