Benefits for your Health
- Dandelion leaves, flowers and roots tea is recommended to clean the liver and the bile. Preferably, you should use the leaves of young plants in the spring, before the flower has opened. While collecting dandelion leaves, you should leave each individual plant enough leaves to allow its survival, since the plant will need them for its further growth (photosynthesis).
- It has also diuretic properties, which makes it suitable to cure kidneys and bladder ailments.
Benefits for your Garden and Other Environmental Benefits
- Some birds feed their youngs in spring with dandelion seeds. (See The Bird-Friendly Garden)
- Yellow asteraceae like dandelions attract hoverflies which are of high benefit in a garden, as pollinators and aphid predators. (See The Insect-Friendly Garden)
- Dandelion are particularly rich in pollen and nectar, thus are a particularly precious source of food for bees. (See The Insect-Friendly Garden)
- Young dandelion leaves can be eaten, with their delicious bitter and nutty note, as salad.