Dandelion Extract / Tincture (2oz/59ml) - Maria Treben's Authentic™
This plant, looked upon as a troublesome weed in lawns, is Nature's greatest aid for suffering mankind. It flowers in April and May in meadows and grasslands. It forms blankets of yellow flowers which turn many a place into a beautiful sight. Gather the leaves before, the stems during, the time of flowering, the roots in early spring or in the autumn. Once we had a carpenter working at our place and in the evening I prepared a cold meal for him, whereas my family enjoyed buttered bread with the freshly made syrup. He asked if he could try it too. As an apiarist, he did not believe that I had prepared this "honey". He was enthusiastic and he said he found hardly any difference between the honey and the syrup. Dandelion syrup is easily digested. This valuable plant is important to most herbalists, but unfortunately. A large part of the populace does not recognize it and only looks upon it as a terrible weed.
Infusion: 1 heaped tablespoon of roots is soaked in cold water overnight, brought to the boil and strained next day. This amount is apportionately sipped, half an hour before and half an hour after breakfast.
Salad: Made from fresh roots and leaves (see above text).
Stems: 5 to 10 flower sterns are well chewed and eaten daily.
Syrup: See above text.