Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dandelion Treats

Our two bunnies (Wubzy and Matilda), love to eat dandelions.  Since  there are so many in our neighborhood, my  kids and I always picked some when we go for a walk or coming home from school.
These two  gets so excited whenever  they see these flowers. It is like a sweet treats to them.
If Ms. Burrito is serious in picking flowers, the other one is  seriously   spreading out the dandelions wahhh.  He would always "Make a wish!"
I read an article about dandelions or the Traxacum Officinale  and  found out that as pesky as it is these weeds to some people,  the herbalists consider it as a valuable  herb in treating some health condition like liver problems, skin problems, heartburn and more.  It said on the article that Dandelions are rich in Vitamins A, B complex, C, and D and minerals such as Potassium, zinc, and iron.  It is interesting to note that dandelions can be used as an added flavor to  salads, sandwiches and tea.  The roots are used in some coffee substitutes and the flowers  are used to make wines.