Dandy Lion

P1020962Not everyone’s favourite, but certainly one of mine. This a great masculine plant ruled by the planet Jupiter. It goes by many aliases: Blowball, Lion’s Tooth, Piss-a-Bed ( Pissenlit in French), Puffball, Swinesnout, all very visual. Roast and ground the root to make a cup of medicinal tea that will cleanse your liver. The bright yellow flowers also make a pleasant digestive tea. Add a handful of young leaves to spike up your salad and soups. A decoction of dandelion root and water can be used for minor burns and skin irritations.

Place a hot cup of dandelion tea near your bed and spirits will come.  Blow the seeds off the head of the flower in the direction of your lover to transport your thoughts. Don’t forget that potent dandelion wine, another medicinal drink.

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About Murielle Cyr

Writer, organic gardener, soapmaker, listener.
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