Dandelion is a medicinal yellow flower, stem, root and dandelion juice. The healing properties of these meadow flowers are in bitterness. Dandelion leaves contain vitamins, cellulose and mineral salts. You can prepare juice, salad or appetizer from the leaves of this flower. Bitter dandelion improves appetite and digestion and promotes the secretion of gastric juice. The use of dandelion in various forms prevents the occurrence of arteriosclerosis, liver disease, high blood pressure, obesity and skin diseases.
A quarter of dandelion juice resolves fatigue, any “internal weakness of the body” and avitaminosis. This juice has a powerful anti-carcinogenic effect and is a great beverage for refrigeration during the hot summer months. Dandelion sweet has a lovely yellow color and is usually drunk with green tea. For dandelion sweet, syrup should be made first: let it boil two to three liters of water in a large enamel bowl. Dry the dandelion flowers on a terry towel. It takes about 3 to 4 pounds of pure flowers (the more flowers the more intense the color of the dish will be). Put dried dandelion flowers in another enamel pot and boil boiling water on them. Stir gently and leave at moderate temperature until it boils. Then reduce the stove to a minimum and allow it to cook for a maximum of 3 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally. After about ten minutes of sterilizing the jars for sweetness, let it simmer again over moderate heat. Add a tablespoon of citric acid powder and stir. Strain the mixture into a strainer. Pour the hot mixture into the jars and cover the jars well. If you have a cold and dark cellar (storage) you do not need to put too much sugar.
Bitter tincture of dandelion flowers for better liver function
Collect dandelion flowers (heads) in the meadow and field as far away as roads, roads and farms or industrial zones. Let there not be dew on the flowers. It is desirable to place the flowers directly in the glass bottle up to the top of the bottle. It is best to pour vodka to the top of the bottle in which the flowers are collected from the meadow during the harvest. Put the bottle in a dark place for 33 days. Shake minute to five minutes once to twice a week. When the time expires, pour the finished tincture into another bottle, preferably brown glass (strain the flowers through gauze or cotton cloth). Keep the tincture in a dark and cool place. Drink in a spoon for at least 20 minutes to half an hour before meals (without any liquid for at least five minutes before eating). The tincture (medicine) is bitter but therein lies the healing ability. This tintkura is medicinal in the gastrointestinal tract for the treatment of diseases of the stomach and duodenum.