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
Dandelion salad for
Dandelion tincture for
Dandelion flower infused oil for
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