Dandelion Flower: 11 Surprising Uses & Interesting Facts



The common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) can be used in various beneficial ways, including in medicine, honey, tea, wine, and ice cream, to name a few. Having held a spiritual meaning for centuries to mean hope, healing, and light.

So let’s see what happens if we leave dandelions to bloom and flourish. They might just become the hero of your yard.

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11 Ways To Prepare Dandelion (Surprisingly Useful)

Dandelion Jelly

Making a jar of dandelion jelly is a great way to celebrate spring. The jelly will become a family favorite in no time. It tastes like honey with a little hint of lemon. Use it on biscuits, toast, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or wherever you would typically use honey.


Dandelion Pancakes & Cupcakes

– Pick a couple of handfuls of dandelions and wash/dry. – Remove the yellow petals (avoid green-colored petals as those can be bitter). – Make your favorite cupcake recipe while stirring the yellow petals into the batter.


Dandelion in Salad

You can use the dandelion’s lion-shaped leaves to make a salad! Best picked when young. Otherwise, the green can be bitter.


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