Dandelions are a rich source of the vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Additionally dandelion leaves and roots have numerous medicinal properties, treating a whole range of ailments and conditions.
If you are interested in how to harvest, prepare and use dandelion roots, head over to Common Sense Homesteading. There are also a few recipes for dandelion medicines.
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