How To Harvest and Use Dandelion Roots
All parts of the dandelion are edible and have medicinal and culinary uses. It has long been used as a liver tonic and diuretic. In addition, the roots contain inulin and levulin, starchlike substances that may help balance blood sugar, as well as bitter taraxacin, which stimulates digestion.Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. So now is a perfect time to get harvesting.
Some call these weeds, others think that are a pest of the garden world. Before I started prepping and thinking outside of the box, I would have agreed. I will explain why these dandelions could literally save your life. Dandelions have long and pretty thick roots that can be harvested and used in so many ways. You can eat the whole plant, flower to the root. The roots contain a great deal of nutrients, look at what exactly they contain below