Saturday, March 24, 2012

From Cancer Cure To Rubber Products In Yard Weeds?

The dandies have come along ways from your daughters first bouquets. How many urban folks have struggled to rid themselves of these nasty yellow weeds that take over their lawns. Could we use these rapid growing dandelions for something else?

Cancer cure - Scientists are seriously looking into the root as a possibility to destroy cancer cells without destroying the good cells. Destroying cancer after it started without hurting anything else is a possibility. Read : National Post Article On Dandelions

Medicine -  The dandelion  (taraxacum officinale) has properties of the roots that are mainly used as an appetite stimulant, and for liver and gallbladder problems. Dandelion leaves are used as a diuretic to help the body get rid of excess fluid. Read : University of Maryland School of Medicine

Food - Tea, Wine, Salads are just many of the ways people are consuming dandelions. My only caution is that in urban settings be careful not to consume any plants, where the plants may have herbicides on them or in them. These chemicals could be detrimental and very harmful to your health. Many lawn owners have been fighting the battle of the yellow flower for years with chemicals. Read Recipes: Dandy salads , GNC Tea , North Dakota Wine , Dandy Jam .

FORD - Yes the Ford motor company is using the dandelions to make a rubber product. Even though it is the Russian variety of the weed that the Ohio State university and the Ford Motor company are using it does make for interesting table talk. Read the article: Ford's Rubber Quest. Tire prices are rising dramatically because of material shortages. Could the answer be in the dandelion weed? Or maybe a genetically manufactured version of the American dandelion. Still another question is could the answer for cancer cures, food shortages and manufacturing materials shortages be right under our feet?   

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