To be honest I never thought of Dandelions as herbs, they have always been weeds in the garden or in the hedgerows!
However, Basil seems to really like them. He will always head for the yellow flowers when they are out - I am not sure if it is the colour. It is the roots or leaves that are most useful though and at this time of year they are easy to spot because of the flowers.
These also grow in the field and although Basil eats the flowers I have not noticed that either he or Chesney eat the leaves. This suggests to me that they don't need the properties this 'herb' contains. As I said in my first herb blog wild horses would select plants they needed based on their properties.
See my herb blog for the meanings of these.
Alterative, Antirheumatic, Aperient, Bitter, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Hepatic, Laxative, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic.
Leaves and root.
Internally - used for water retention, inflammation, kidney and liver complaints. Stimulates appetite and aids digestion. Also used for rheumatism, arthritis and laminitis.
40 - 50gms daily.
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