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Dandelions - not a pesky weed

Dandelions – not a pesky weed

Dandelions -While many people think of the dandelion  as a pesky weed, herbalists consider it a valuable herb that can be used as a food and medicine. The leaves are more nutritious than anything you can buy. They’re higher in beta-carotene than carrots. The iron and calcium content is phenomenal, greater than spinach. You also get vitamins B-1, B-2, B-5, B-6, B-12, C, E, P, and D, biotin, inositol, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc by using a tasty, free vegetable that grows on virtually every lawn.  The Dandelion has a strong diuretic action, increasing the amount of urine the body produces, improving the way the kidneys cleanse the blood and recycle nutrients, & Basically improving general health from improved kidney function.   Unlike pharmaceuticals diuretics, this doesn’t leach potassium, a vital mineral, from the body.  Dandelions are also good for the bladder, spleen, pancreas, stomach and intestines.  It’s supposed to strengthen the entire body, especially the liver and gallbladder, where it promotes the flow of bile, reduces inflammation of the bile duct, and helps get rid of gall stones. And for all those owners who have horses with foot problems or whose horses require extra Biotin supplementation, dandelions are an excellent naturalsource of Vitamin H also known as Biotin.   So don’t be so quick to kill that pesky weed from the yard and pasture.    Instead –  Savor them, Eat them & share them with your horse.     :mrgreen: