We hear you! What...dandelions? These amazing plants are a bonus if in your gardens, believe me, they are so beneficial and can really be made into so many incredible foods, salves, butters, jellies and even stir fried with garlic...delish!
Every springtime, the fields, gardens and hedgerows fill with bright yellow flower heads which in late summer, turn into seed heads that children love to pick and blow, spreading tiny seeds on their way on the breeze.
But today, we are showing you all how easy it is to make dandelion root bitters which can help with a myriad of body issues from skin problems to digestive issues.
Bitters are made from plants and spices that are important for the digestive system and are taken before a meal to help with digestion. Some common ones you can use are burdock, artichoke, mugwort and even rosemary.
We also sell dandelion root and dandelion leaf online, the links can be found further down this page! We have also included a video from YouTube on this amazing plant and its benefits.
Dandelion Root Bitters Recipe
So What is a Dandelion?
Dandelions are an excellent plant to have in your garden, we promise you that this plant can be used for some many purposes, including using its long tap root for a healthier coffee substitute. The word Dandelion comes from the French word dent de lion, which means lions teeth. Now, if you look at the leaves of a dandelion, you will see sharp saw shaped leaves!
How to Eat Dandelions
You can eat the flowers, both raw and cooked, the best way is to peel the flower petals off the head as the head can be a little more bitter than the petals. The leaves can be eaten in a similar way to spinach, if you choose the younger leaves, then wilt them with garlic and salt in a saucepan for a few minutes.