Many people try to eradicate dandelions from their property, but a smart homesteader or prepper will allow them to grow because they have so many wonderful uses.
For example, the flowers can be turned into a syrup that is similar to honey, and the leaves make a great addition to tea, soups and salads.
The root can be roasted to create a substitute for coffee. Dandelions have also enjoyed a long history of medicinal purposes, including serving as a diuretic.
In fact, many patented medications include dandelions in their ingredients list.
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