Sanchez, Anita
April 2007
New York State Conservationist;Apr2007, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p12
The article offers information on dandelions. Dandelions were well-known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for more than a thousand years. For millennia, dandelion tonics have been used to aid the liver, the body's filter, to remove toxins from the bloodstream. It is inferred that dandelions were named after lions because of their power. Dandelions' wide-spreading web of roots loosen hard-packed soil, aerate the earth, and heal erosion.


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