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    Post  mudra on Fri May 13, 2011 2:12 pm

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    Eat Green. You can learn how to eat the weeds. Green Deane's foraging techniques for wild food are usable anywhere. www.EatTheWeeds.com.

    This guy made over 100 videos in this series about the edible weeds !

    EatTheWeeds: Episode 01: Why Learn About Wild Foods

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97jebTQisU&feature=youtube_gdata


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    Post  mudra on Tue May 24, 2011 5:06 pm

    Learn About Edible Wild Food Plant Parts | Frank Cook

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    Post  Floyd on Wed May 25, 2011 4:29 am

    Cheers Mudras Mudras.
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    Post  Sanicle on Mon May 30, 2011 12:07 pm

    Dandelions tastes bitter but it cures

    Did you know that dandelions have been harvested for thousands of years, as a food and as a medicinal herb. Dandelions have been cultivated as far back as during Moses’ (Ten Commandments) lifetime. Some believe that dandelions were part of the bitter herbs mentioned in Exodus 12:8. which tells us that bitter herbs be eaten as part of the Passover meal.

    For centuries the dandelion has been used to: prevent or cure liver diseases, such as hepatitis or jaundice; act as a tonic and gentle diuretic to purify your blood, cleanse your system, dissolve kidney stones, and otherwise improve gastro-intestinal health; assist in weight reduction; cleanse your skin and eliminate acne; improve your bowel function, working equally well to relieve both constipation and diarrhea; prevent or lower high blood pressure; prevent or cure anemia; lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half; eliminate or drastically reduce acid indigestion and gas buildup by cutting the heaviness of fatty foods; prevent or cure various forms of cancer; prevent or control diabetes mellitus; and, at the same time, have no negative side effects and selectively act on only what ails you.

    Dandelions are important for honey bees - provide an important source of nectar and pollen

    Dandelions are important plants for northern hemisphere bees, providing an important source of nectar and pollen early in the season

    The whole dandelion herb has a curative effect. Raw or dry dandelion roots eaten with tea have a cleansing effect, stimulating digestion and the urinary system. They fluidize the blood and are considered to be an excellent remedy against thickened blood. A high appreciated salad with a distinctive bitter taste and containing more nutritive substances than spinach or tomatoes is prepared from its fresh leaves. With its 45 cal/100g, dandelion contains 2,8% protids, 7,5% glucids, vitamins (A, B2, C, D and G) and minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus and iron). It is widely used either as a laxative or a natural diuretic or as an ingredient in the process of preparing the coffee (it can be added to regular coffee in order to enrich its taste or to prepare a drink similar to coffee or tea).

    From a pharmaceutical point of view, the herb has many qualities: cholagogus, choleretic, alkalizing, laxative, diuretic, venotonic and astringent. The root contains a bitter compound – taraxacina – pectins, and sterols, vitamins B1, C and D, inulin, tannin and reshines. With a high amount of vegetal fibers, dandelion prevents the unwanted assimilations of glucose and facilitates the elimination of feaces. The potassium in dandelions is responsible for the diuretic action. Dandelion also contains curative substances which are very important for treating metabolism disorders.

    The substances contained in dandelions stimulates the stomach’s activity as well as the liver’s and bile’s, causing a high diuresis and helping an organism to eliminate, trough urine, the toxic products of metabolism. Dandelion can be successfully used in cases of hypoacid gastritis, dyspepsia, biliary dischinesis and for preventing the formation of renal calculi. The diuretic effect also helps eliminate the renal calculi. Trough the diuresis it causes, dandelion eliminates toxins and indirectly helps treat eczema and other skin diseases.

    Because dandelions contains vitamins A and C, they are a very potent anti-oxidant and anti-cancer agent. Consumed as a drink or as salad, dandelion is a great all-natural remedy. A healthy salad can be prepared from a handful of dandelion leaves mixed with parsley and dill, oil and vinegar. It can be consumed two or three times a day, before primary meals. Dandelion juice is obtained from hashed and pressed dandelions. The juice has a remarkable effect over the blood, by purifying it and enriching it with iron. This alone makes the dandelion a very potent and natural remedy to prevent iron deficiency anemia.

    The next time you look out your window and see your lawn full of dandelions will you see them as a life healing flower or as an unsightly weed that you must spare no expense to kill? The choice you make will either keep you healthy and even cure your ailment or it will eventually kill you.

    Full article: http://presscore.ca/2011/?p=2677
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    Post  mudra on Mon May 30, 2011 12:40 pm

    Thank you Sanicle .This is quite true .
    Dandelions were part of our grand mother's medicinal remedies.
    I was told recently that in order to cut the bitterness of the plant one has to cover it in darkness.

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    Post  Sanicle on Mon May 30, 2011 12:45 pm

    Great hint. Thanks Mudra. sunny
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    Post  lindabaker on Mon May 30, 2011 12:48 pm

    Mudra, what do you mean by cover in darkness. After you pick it, before you eat it? My grandmothers cooked it in butter and put sugar on it. It still tasted bad, but it kept people alive, so there ya go.
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    Post  Floyd on Tue May 31, 2011 4:17 am

    Ive just made some dandelion oil infused oil and a tincture....It is a great remedy for all kinds of things and really easy to make!
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    Post  mudra on Tue May 31, 2011 5:16 am

    Floyd wrote:Ive just made some dandelion oil infused oil and a tincture....It is a great remedy for all kinds of things and really easy to make!

    Great Floyd cheers
    For those interested here is the recipe I found :

    This is a great introduction to making infused oils from your fresh herbs. Dandelion oil smells like summertime and is great for aching muscles and joints.
    Difficulty: Easy
    Time Required: 30 minutes, then 2 weeks

    Here's How:

    Pick one glass container full of dandelion blossoms.
    Pour olive oil over blossoms until they are fully covered.
    Using a wooden handle of a kitchen utensil, or a chopstick, carefully poke the mixture to remove air bubbles.
    Cover glass container with a breathable lid, such as a coffee filter or woven cloth, held on with a rubber band.
    Place in sun to steep for a minimum of 2 weeks.
    Strain and keep in a cool, dark place.


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