Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday

Each Tuesday I choose an image that I allow others to use as they wish under a Creative Commons license.

Dandelions are one of the first things that bloom and in places they blanket the ground. Dandelions, while considered a nuisance by many gardeners, are one of the most beneficial herbal plants and are used to assist digestion. I use dandelion root which I dig in the fall to make a tincture that then lasts me til the next fall's harvest.

The leaves are bitter and eaten in spring when the plant is young as a vegetable and to help stimulate the appetite. The leaves are also a diuretic.


Stacy said...

I saw a field of solid yellow the other day. It was beautiful! It took me a few moments to realize it was a field full of dandelions. It made me think that it is a shame they get such a bad rap.

tracywall said...

I agree with Stacy, I've always liked dandelions. (though my neighbors don't share my sentiment!) I didn't know they were so medicinal!