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 Post subject: Dandelions a Health 'Food'
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:03 am 
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I was perusing health foods and came across this:

For more than a century, dandelion has been used as a cure-all for countless conditions and ailments in cultures around the world, particularly in its native Asia and Europe. The entire plant is edible, from leaves to roots. And in addition to lowering blood pressure, it's good for the liver, eyes, and skin.

How it works: A natural diuretic, dandelion helps reduce blood pressure by releasing excess sodium without the loss of potassium (as occurs with some over-the-counter diuretics). This is doubly important because excess sodium raises blood pressure by constricting blood vessels, while potassium helps regulate it. Dandelion is also loaded with magnesium, which dissolves blood clots and stimulates the production of nitric oxide, helping to relax and dilate blood vessels for better blood flow.

How much: Eat fresh dandelion greens in a salad, sauté dandelion roots in a stir-fry, or drink dried dandelion in a tea. Incorporate dandelion into your diet as often as you can; it's really good for you, and in any form you find it (except on your lawn), chances are that it's organic -- grown without harmful pesticides or herbicides.

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 Post subject: Re: Dandelions a Health 'Food'
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:26 am 
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Yeah, I heard about this a few weeks ago. Crazy, because these grow EVERYWHERE like weeds.

I don't get this part though:

"and in any form you find it (except on your lawn), chances are that it's organic -- grown without harmful pesticides or herbicides"

Are they implying we use pesticides on our lawn?



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 Post subject: Re: Dandelions a Health 'Food'
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Basically they want you to BUY it. If you don't live in a highly polluted city or don;t use chemicals on your yard then it's organic with no poison so I see no reason not to eat it. Also stir fry or frying food ain't healthy but either or cigs or soda but we all have a vice :alien:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/40864 ... on-greens/

" Avoid areas where exhaust fumes or chemical herbicides may have polluted air or soil. The smallest leaves are most tender and suitable for use in salads. Larger leaves will be tougher but good for steaming or chopping and adding to soups and stews. Greens will stay fresh longer if you dig up the plant's root and keep it wrapped in moist paper towels until ready to use. Always wash the greens thoroughly under running water. Like spinach, cooked dandelion greens freeze well.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/40864 ... z2IKBi0Hhj "



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