Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A rose by any other name...

..... would smell as sweet .. Well, that's what we are told and who am I to argue - personally, I love Dandelions to most people they are a weed - but to me they are a happy, cheerful little plant that just make me smile (it's probably a good job I like them as my front garden is full of them .... or is that by design???)

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is ...... if a Dandelion was called Faunaexcitementia - would it have such a bad rep - would people be rushing to buy chemicals to clear it from their gardens or would they be spending thousands to own the most exclusive one they can??? - I mean have you SEEN the price of some of these rare Orchids????

Dandelions are much maligned and yet they are such a wonderfully, versatile plant - you can make coffee from the root (it's a diruretic, increasing the amount of urine the body produces - hence the old wives tale pick a dandelion and wet the bed!)

Dandelion leaves can be added to salads, teas and wines .....

Dandelion Sap for
Rough skin

Dandelion salad for
Sluggish liver
Urinary problems
Fluid retention

Dandelion tincture for
Skin problems
Sluggish liver
Urinary problems
Fluid retention
Chronic illness

Dandelion flower infused oil for
Muscle tension
Muscle aches
Stiff necks

Magickal Uses

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Deity: Hecate
Power: Divination, wishes, calling spirits

Drink dandelion tea or coffee to promote psychic powers. Leave a cup of this hot infusion by the bed to call spirits.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, if that's not enough ............ you can tell the time by blowing the seeds and counting how many puffs it takes to blow them all off ..................... or was that just me???

Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Edible Wild Plants and Herbs
Hedgerow Medicine


  1. My neighbor harvests dandelion every year and makes infused oil with it. It's amazing.

  2. I knew about some of the uses but not all of them. What a great article! :)))) and lol at using them to tell time. I love blowing dandelion seeds :)))