A little something for those of us who harvest these little buggers. This is an excerpt from a book called Medicine From the Mountains: Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada:
History and Modern Usage:
Dandelion is both a cholagogue and a choleretic. That is, it stimulates the liver's...
*rich in potassium and contain more vitamin A than carrots
and twice as much spinach.
*contain more protein, fiber, calcium, as well as potassium
and vitamin A, than any other green. And lots of iron, too.
*beneficial for urinary tract problems, cystitis and to...
1 qt. dandelion flowers
1 qt. water
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 box Sure-Jell
Cook together for 3 minutes the flowers and water.
Strain and save juice.
Follow directions on Sure-Jell box using dandelion water.
Bring to a boil, then add 4 1/2 cups sugar and lemon juice...