Harevesting weeds in my yard all the time, people ask if is safe?? LOL At least I know exactly where they are comming from, we have lived here 11 years and never used pesticides and the sheep farm here previously did not either, Food grows UBER good here.
So Dandelions are a terrific green for indigestion, heartburn, gas and bloating, nausea, stomach discomfort and constipation.
These easy to grow greens contain a substance called taraxacin that causes them to taste extremely bitter, which stimulates the digestive system to produce bile and hydrochloric acid. The ROOT of the dandelion is has been know for centuries as a blood purifier, and its diuretic action helps the kidneys and liver eliminate poisons and toxins. The root also aids in healing digestive problems and skin disorders, such as eczema.
We select one plant that is bunched with the rest to pull out root and all and USE all of it. I have eczema on my elbows and since going raw vegan and using greens and dandelion root it is kept at bay!