Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Dandelion is up to 40 cm high plant. It grows on meadows, and also in parks and gardens. Its blossoms have bright golden colour.

Use in cuisine:
Young leaves can be prepared as a salad that is very good together with potatoes, but has a slightly bitter taste; dandelion can be also prepared like spinach.

Dandelion detoxifies, and acts as a bitter tonic; it also stimulates digestion and bile secretion. Dandelion’s leaves contain a lot of vitamin C, potassium and other minerals. Gather leaves in spring, and dig up roots of two-year-old plants in autumn or early spring. Spread out leaves on a cloth for drying (turn them around often), clean the root and cut it into pieces, and then dry them on the sun or in the oven at 50 °C.

Magical use:
In magic, dandelion is used in summoning spirits, divination and wish potions or spells.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s