The ideal time for picking dandelion is the beginning of April, and you should find it in places which are not much polluted, away from the town and far from roads.
All its parts have medicinal properties, so it would be best to pick it from its root with a knife.
Its leaves are great for a salad, and you can mix them with eggs and potatoes. This salad is higher in vitamins than tomatoes and spinach.
Dandelion effectively detoxifies the liver, treats allergies, lowers cholesterol, stimulates the formation of bile, has diuretic properties, and is extremely useful for pregnant and postmenopausal women.
Moreover, it has more carotene than carrots and is abundant in various other minerals and vitamins.
The dandelion stem purifies the blood, relieves stomach issues, regulates the metabolism and stimulates the gallbladder function.
It is also recommended by the folk medicine as a powerful remedy against diabetes, and the milk from the stem, which is believed to be harmful, is very healing and is used for removing warts.
Its flowers are used in the preparation of dandelion syrup, also known as honey, which purifies the blood, strengthens it, improves digestion, and relieves a cough.
This is how to prepare dandelion syrup:
Dandelion tea: recipe:
Mix 60 grams of the fresh mixture and 30 grams of dried dandelion root and add their combination to a pan with 2.5 ounces of water with a pinch of salt. Bring the liquid to boil, cover the pan and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Then, strain it and consume three cups of this tea on a daily basis.
Dandelion root tea- recipe:
Dry some dandelion leaves, chop them finely and mince them. Store them in a jar for future use. Every day, add a ½ teaspoon in a glass of water and drink it regularly.