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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Dandelime Honey Reply with quote

Mayday - time to get the first preserves done, a traditional alpine preserve, dandelion lemon honey syrup but with a 'sublime' twist

http://connemaracroft.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-preserve-of-2011-dandelime-jam.html

A sweet reward for weeding!

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why would you even bother.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally i wouldnt take the trouble to make it but i would eat it so i appreciate the people who go to the trouble for us lazy ones and thanks simonj
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandelion is generally considered safe. Some people may develop an allergic reaction from touching dandelion, and others may develop mouth sores.

If you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, daisies, or iodine, you should avoid dandelion.

In some people, dandelion can cause increased stomach acid and heartburn. It may also irritate the skin if applied topically.

People with kidney problems, gallbladder problems, or gallstones should ask their health care provider before eating dandelion.

Dandelion leaf may act as a diuretic, which can speed up how fast drugs leave your system. If you are taking prescription medications, ask your health care provider before taking dandelion leaf. If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use dandelion without first talking to your health care provider:

Antacids -- Dandelion may increase the amount of stomach acid, so antacids may not work as well.

Blood-thinning medications -- Theoretically, dandelion may increase the risk of bleeding, especially if you already take blood-thinners such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), or clopidogrel (Plavix).

Diuretics (water pills) -- Dandelion may act as a diuretic, increasing the amount of urine to help your body get rid of excess fluid. If you also take prescription diuretics or other herbs that act as diuretic, you could be at risk for an electrolyte imbalance.

Lithium -- Animal studies suggest that dandelion may make the side effects of lithium worse. Lithium is used to treat bipolar disorder.

Ciproflaxin (Cipro) -- One species of dandelion, Taraxacum mongolicum, also called Chinese dandelion, may lower the absorption of the antibiotic ciproflaxin from the digestive tract. Researchers don' t know whether the common dandelion would do the same thing.

Medications for diabetes -- Theoretically, dandelion may lower blood sugar levels. If you take medications for diabetes, taking dandelion may increase the risk of low blood sugar.

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/dandelion-000236.htm

Note from me we used to call dandelions pissy beds and we were right as they act as a diuruc imagine that, I was not knocking the post I just cannot see why anyone would bother making this concotion.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like jam, but dandelion wine, on the other hand...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
why would you even bother.


Its tasty, its fun and apart from the sugar its free

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