Sunday, March 23, 2008

Weeds or useful plants

Woke up this morning to find the backyard covered by a layer of snow. I know it's crazy. It almost the end of March. It is supposed to be Spring - warm weather, flowers and greenery everywhere.

Anyway, noticed that a lot of weeds had come up in the garden. Among the most prominent are the 'Dandelions', with their bright yellow petals. As I was digging them out, I recalled reading about their medicinal properties in a book. Apparently the leaves can be eaten as well. However, I won't be trying that out any time soon.


Here is what Wikipedia has to say about their uses. Reading about their various medicinal properties makes me wonder whether they can still be termed as "weeds".

Has anyone tried eating Dandelion leaves?

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Anonymous said...

Never eaten them, but have seriously considered it. With so many every year, it seems a waste to not take advantage of them.

Tricia said...

Oh yes I've eaten Dandelion greens. They are great in a salad. My parents also used to make dandelion wine and it was beautiful.

We had an Iguana for about 10 years (he was a rescue) and they have to eat a lot of greens. His main greens were collard greens and dandelion leaves.

James Christensen said...

Had them in a salad once, but it wasn't very good. Did you know it means "lions tooth" in French?

Raphael Nikolai Necesito said...
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neomesuff said...

oh wow..wish i cld taste it said...

There are so many useful plants around us but the fact is we hardly use them though We know about them.

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