Dandelions are famous for their symbolic value," dandelion children," representing an individual equipped with boundaries and natural strength.
The plant's essence, the natural way of communication, is also recognized in its
Dandelions are a family of flowering plants that grow in many parts of the world.
They're also known as Taraxacum.
In traditional herbal medicine practices, dandelions are revered for their vast array of medicinal properties and nutritional benefits, yielded over centuries in the areas of folk medicine and healthy eating. And from a magical view, people have also use dandelions to enhance psychic abilities, growth, and transformation.
This plant was traditionally used as a liver tonic and was given to people with jaundice, gastrointestinal problems, eczema, and fever, among other maladies.
Modern research found that the leaves contain various compounds with powerful antioxidant properties, including vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Dandelion greens also provide a wide array of other vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, and vitamin C.
Highly nutritious as an ingredient in salads, you can add dandelion greens into soups, stews, and herbal teas to reap its potential health benefits.
Live well & wisley!
A Dandelion summer salad
1 Dl Olive oil
1 tsk juice from a lemon
One tsk honey
Half clove of garlic
One nip sea salt
One nip pepper
2 cups dandelion leaves rinsed and pat dry
A few dandelion flowers rinsed and pat dry
Slices of radish to garnish
Whisk the oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl, taste it for salt/pepper.
Put the dandelion greens in the bowl and toss to combine. Serve with radish slices and dandelion flowers to garnish.
Anna Charlotte Rosenberg Bosten
Textile Artist, Creative Director, Healer, Author
Lives and works in Paris & Stockholm