🌼 Hello, I'm a dandelion 🌼

A lot of people call me a weed but I am a friend and I’ve come to help you.
🌼 When you see me remember that I am the ONLY one who wants and can grow in that particular spot.

This is because:

Either the soil is too compact / hard / stomped and I want to loosen it for you with my roots.
Or there is too little calcium in the soil. Don't worry - I will replenish that for you with the dying of my leaves.
Or the soil is too acidic. But I will also improve that for you if you give me the chance.
Or a mixture of all the above.
🌼 I'm here because your soil needs my help so best you let me grow without disturbing me! When everything is fixed, I will disappear again - I promise!
🌼 Are you trying to remove me prematurely with my root? However meticulous you are, I will return 2x as strong! Just until your soil is improved.
🌼 You can even tell by my growth at which stage my help is at.  If my leaves are flat on the ground then I'm far from ready but if they all reach up then I'm already almost done.
🌼 I am one of the first bloomers in spring so I will announce spring / summer for you.


🌼 During the day when it's hot, I open my flowers but in the evening when it cools off I close them again quickly. In fact, if it's not hot enough during the day I won't open them at all!
🌼 My flowers are the first food for insects after hibernation and unlike most other plants, I have pollen AND nectar, not merely one OR the other. And I am generous with them.
🌼 My flowers are even delicious for you people by the way, did you know? I used to be called Honey (or Gold) of the Poor because my flowers are so sweet. The internet is full of recipes - check them out.
🌼 But wait until the end of May or later before you start picking and even then - don't pick everything. The biodiversity and bees will be very grateful!
🌼 And lastly, when you see me standing instead of yellow petals I have a dandelion clock of fluff. Blow hard and make a wish..... I'll try to make your wish come true!
🌼 Your friend, the dandelion 🌼
Borrowed from Anna Lindsay

Adapted from Paula Kok - De Boer


What of the current CV situation?
It is reported that dandelion leaf extract can block spike proteins from binding to the ACE2 cell surface receptor.
Have a little look on NaturalNews.com and make your own mind up.

Dandelion root components exhibit anti-oxidative and antiplatelet action in an in vitro study

Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale – has been found in 2 invitro studies [ 1 (www.sciencedirect.com) / 2 (www.biorxiv.org) ] to have positive benefits for anyone who is worried about the spike protein issues arising from SARS-coV-2, their variants and potential #shedding.

A root decoction was used to examine how it affects platelets in the blood.

It was found to be:

• anticoagulant
• anti-adhesive
• anti-aggregation
• anti-platelet
• AND anti-oxidative